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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: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Information and exhibits well presented and gives a unique insight into NZ's history - well worth the visit

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

i think we paid $35 each for the tour, money well spent as i learnt allot from the guide, this is a must tour as it explains about the treaty of Waitangi

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this half day (we took a full day as we had an enjoyable drive there from Whangerei), the history was well presented, the Treaty House was well done, we enjoyed the fact that our guide was related to one of the original signatories, and spoke in an unexpectedly moving way about the relationship between the original and new... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must for visitors. We did the full tour with the cultural entertainment at the end. Was absolutely worth the time and money. Not to be missed.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Extremely informative visit to the Waitangi Treaty grounds, not at all what we expected and would highly recommend to anyone. Our guide was not only extremely knowledgeable he was actually related to one of the original signatory's of the treaty and was clearly passionate about his conviction and subsequent responsibility towards passing on the knowledge. Not to be missed is... More

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East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Went to Treaty Grounds since this is were the English and Maori signed treaties for mutual support. Our guide, Ngaithkara, was very knowledgeable. Talked about how the Maori found New Zealand (they followed the birds), the dispute between the Maori and English due to have two treaties; one in Maori and one in English, and the lo-o-o-o-ong boats. There is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Rich in historic information, lovely viewpoint, friendly staff. The marae is beautiful. Take at least 2h to see and read everything. However, the price is high for non-residents. Good to know : when you are a backpacker (and prove it with a backpack card for exemple) it’s 15$ (they don’t ask, you have to tell them otherwise you’ll pay 25$).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiul grounds, interesting tour, tour guide helpful and informative. Good to learn about early NZ history. Kids enjoyed it.

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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Was staying in area so deied to visit and was glad we did so. spent about 3 houtrs thereand went fo the entire package with tour and ciltural performance .Both of hese were excellent and thee guide was vey nfomtive and mixed it with good humour. Lvely setting as well as the historic element so would recommend . if you... More

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Bittern, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Important part of New Zealand's History, very imformative and entertaining. A friendly insight into the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and Maori Ways.

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