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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
64 09 402 7437
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Owner description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the... more » Owner description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February 1840. Set on a stunning site overlooking the Bay of Islands, Waitangi is an absolute must-see for all visitors to the North, international and New Zealanders alike. Attractions include the historic Treaty House, a giant flagstaff, a unique fully carved Maori meeting house and the the world's largest single-hulled canoe (waka). Guided tours and cultural performances run at regular intervals throughout the day. Open daily except Christmas. « less
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Perth
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We spent the afternoon at the Treaty grounds where we learnt so much about Maori culture and history. The information centre is full of interesting photos and there is a 15 minute documentary about the Treaty.The guided tour of the grounds is well done and well worth the time as is the cultural performance. The people involved in these activities... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

What a stunning place and an amazing part of nz history. Thoroughly enjoyed the cultural performance at the marae - highly recommended! Such beautiful native bush. A lovely spot - I'll be back again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here on Trip Advisor's recommendation and were not disappointed. It is a beautiful part of NZ, rich with Maori and European history. A must for anybody wanting to learn more on NZ's history. We got a guide who was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, highly recommend.

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Langstone, South Wales
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Extremely interesting historically and beautiful visually. We did the guided tour and cultural performance which greatly enhanced our understanding and was also great fun. We loved this place.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on a not very bright day in fact raining. So not many people were visiting bonus for us as we had more attention from the excellent guide for about and hour, very interesting without packing to much into brain ,( you know what I mean ). spent most of the afternoon on site and went also to the... More

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Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This must be one of the most classy attractions in New Zealand. The tour was totally professional, interesting and classy. The site was immaculate, the guides interesting and the toilet area beautiful. I was proud to be a NZer visiting our most important heritage site. Well done whoever administers this site. $15 is a small payment for such an important... More

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Brilliant a must, do the tour with a guide and see the show. The grounds are beautiful wish we had more time to spend just walking around them.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Alot more Kiwi's should visit Waitangi for a better insight to our history ,well worth a visit but take time to enjoy. Great place for any tourists to see ,very picturest surrounds.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We did the combination entry ticket, which included a guided tour and a performance. Absolutely fascinating, and set on stunningly beautiful grounds. Kids and grownups captivated by the history and the beauty.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We just happened to arrive as a tour was starting so joined the group. A great hour long talk and walk explaining the history of the site and the treaty. The long canoe is amazing. The history was great to hear and understand . After the tour we did the cultural event. For only 7 entertainers the sounds and voices... More

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