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Address: 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 402 7437
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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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Even coming from a kiwi this is an awesome place to check out while you are here in Paihia! You get to learn a great deal about everything that went down in the early 1800's and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even coming from a kiwi this is an awesome place to check out while you are here in Paihia! You get to learn a great deal about everything that went down in the early 1800's and the cultural performance is a definite must see! Would highly recommend!

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trip to Waitangi was the highlight of our trip to Northland. The museum was cool and the history lessons from the guided tour were informative. The absolute highlight was the welcome to the meeting house and the traditional demonstration was so special at such a historic place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is new (Feb 2016), cool interactive displays, informative. Didn't do the tour due to time restrictions, but understand this is included in the ticket price, and would probably add a lot more to the experience. $40 for non NZ resident adults, $20 for NZers.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The $20 per person fee includes a guided tour, Maori display music and dance and a visit to their brand new museum. Value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visit here is a must and a great way to start a trip to New Zealand the staff are passionate about their heritage and rightly so a visit here gives a great understanding of the history of this amazing country.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a Special place, our kids loved it too. The new exhibition hall is world class and our guide provided both information and entertainment. Then the cultural group gave an unmissable performance.

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Mangawhai, Northland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting and everyone including Kiwi's and foreign visitors should make this a must see show as it is steeped in Early New Zealand, and apart from that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world to sit on the bench in front of the treaty house and just look out across the lawns to the Islands

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this museum after hearing so many good reviews. We had heard that there had been a new museum exhibition opened recently and it was by far one the best I have ever visited, really worth the visit. We started off joining onto a small tour, the tour guide was friendly and clearly knew a lot about the Maori... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An excellent half-day's experience .... the scenic loveliness of the grounds ; the informative guided tour ; the museum ; the Treaty House itself ; and the Cultural Performance all combined to provide a truly memorable experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't even know this place existed until I got to Paihia, but as the place where the Maori and the British signed the treaty between the two nations that eventually led to the country of New Zealand, it's a top sight for history buffs. However, like everything in New Zealand, prepare yourself for an astronomical admission charge $40 NZD ($28... More 

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