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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Address: 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 402 7437
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Description: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is...
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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The Price,The commentary, The views. It is just an awsome day. watching the dolphins swimming along side our boat. going ashore on the island.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Price,The commentary, The views. It is just an awsome day. watching the dolphins swimming along side our boat. going ashore on the island.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

After disembarking from the ferry at Paihia, it is a very beautiful 2 km walk along the foreshore to the Treaty Grounds. The site has been wonderfully landscaped and the walk up to the Treaty House takes the visitor through re-established bush, past a phenomenal Maori canoe capable of holding nearly 150 rowers and past the former home of Civil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved this part of my trip to NZ. Being able to take part in a Maori performance and be nominated "Chief" of my group was a highlight of my whole trip. The place is fantastic and you learn so much. They also put on a fantastic dance and show. Loved every single bit of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth the entrance fee to learn so much about NZ and British history! Went on a guided tour and the guide was so knowledgeable and really fun and kept us all engaged throughout! Very interesting museum with a DVD to watch. Went to a cultural performance which was so interesting and also slightly terrifying at points! Beautiful place to... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

very informative tour. Although a bit on the expensive side for tourist especially for families or groups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If your interested in New Zealand history it is more than worth to have a visit. Staff were really good in explaining stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We went on the tour and Maori show. The show was excellent and we were up close to the performers and were able to talk with them after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We watched the cultural show and loved it along with the canoe sizes and all round history, it was most enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Beautiful views. The guide was very informative and engaging. It brings you closer to the history of New Zealand. It made me feel more close to the country that I live in and call it home. The Haka was the best I have ever seen. The performers were very friendly and informative. If I get a chance I will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A must visit historic location. The Maori cultural show introduces and gives an overview of the Maori traditions is well worth paying for. Also if time permits sign up of the guided tour of the Treaty Grounds to gain an indepth knowledge of the circumstances and reasons to the signing of the treaty and the birth of a new nation.... More 

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