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Address: Waitangi National Trust Estate, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09-402-7437
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A Must Do History Lesson for Anyone Visiting NZ and all NZ'ers

The Waiting Treaty House and and museum is a great way to understand an essential bit of Kiwi history- one you need to know to understand modern New Zealand and the relationships... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Waiting Treaty House and and museum is a great way to understand an essential bit of Kiwi history- one you need to know to understand modern New Zealand and the relationships between the Maori's and the Europeans. This attraction provides a very enjoyable afternoon's visit that makes history come to life.

Thank yummyrib
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could have spent all day just in the museum. The children were impressed with all the hands on tech they could use. They said that they learnt a lot more than at school. They were very impressed with the tour and learning about The Treaty and the history of Waitangi, Tino pai to mahi. Awesome work. Amazing passionate informative... More 

Thank KimHartley2016
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My first visit to Waitangi for more than 20 years. While the traditional things are still there, the whole experience has been improved out of sight. The new Museum is fantastic, and a real credit to all those responsible. Could have spent at least twice the 4 hours we spent in there.

Thank gregd47
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A special tour organised for our Ngati Manu Iwi to see our "Pomare II" Display and also "Albert Victor Pomare" Display. Saturday May 21 thank you to Kate (Curator) for organising this we enjoying light refreshments provided at the Whare Waka Cafe (formerly Waikokopu Cafe). An Awesome Day Out for Us All* The WNM opened 4 February 2016 same day... More 

Thank GrandeBlu12
Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Excellent and informative guide filled in the local Maori perspective of events in past centuries. This was informative and generally unknown to the European visitor. As a bonus the Park is in a scenic location

Thank Larry M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

In this site the Maori Chiefs and British Crown signed the historic treat, giving birth to the nation of New Zealand, seeing the oldest mission house, how the pioneers lived, it was very interesting.

Thank Ciganinha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

As New Zealanders, we are naturally proud of the Waitangi Treat House and grounds, the site of the first signing of the Treat of Waitangi between the British crown and some of the Maori people. On 7 February 2016, however, a new chapter began in the history of this place, with the opening of the new Museum. We have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We went as a family of kiwis from the south island and felt is was worth the experience. We paid for the cultural show which was nothing like what we had seen down south and was clearly explained. A good day out.

Thank WomblingKiwis
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We travelled on Great Sights from Auckland to Paihia inclusive of a brief sightseeing tour around the seaside town. The driver was informative but blatant about his lunch break. We were finally arrived at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We were told to view the Treaty House while waiting for the guide. Several of us entered this informative historic house without guidance,... More 

Thank Irene C
Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have booked the guided tour and the cultural performance (Ultimate Combo). The history of New Zealand was presented in a really good way and the performance afterwards was impressive. One minus point for the guide because he was hardly to understand for a non-native English speaker.

Thank Philje R

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