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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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Good in-depth fun-learning about the history leading up to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the effects of the Treaty after the signing. So privileged to be able to stand on the grounds... read more

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Papatoetoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good in-depth fun-learning about the history leading up to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the effects of the Treaty after the signing. So privileged to be able to stand on the grounds where significant, life-changing events took place. Do the guided tour where you can ask questions and gain a better understanding.

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Thank Palaaia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very informative visit in New Zealand history. Take some time to enjoy facts about the Treaty that was signed here.

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Thank Paul B
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Treaty Grounds have recently been upgraded with a modern museum building and they are finishing a Theatre building. New Zealanders pay $20 to enter and overseas visitors pay $40. Though it is a bit pricey this fee can also include a guided tour and Maori cultural performance at your choice. Interesting and full of history though not a huge... More 

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Temuka, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wanting to be at the place of the signing of the treaty of Waitangi and feel the history as you roam the grounds the treaty house and take on the amazing views

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Thank Heather M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved our visit here. We didn't book a tour but we heard the tour guide. Friendly staff, shared a good laugh and enjoyed the atmosphere and views! Thanks guys!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my 11 and 13 year old (NZers) and we all really enjoyed it. The museum is great and we could have spent much longer there. Recommend doing the tour first then the cultural show (we did it the other way round which was backwards really). The tour guide (Dan Busby) was brilliant and kept us entertained and informed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the welcome at the front entrance through to the welcome at the meeting place ,one was made to feel part of the ongoing history of The Waitangi Treaty and should be on anyone from the region's bucket list

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Thank Joy K
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent several hours here at the Museum, the cafe and went to the Maori culture performance. Very well presented in all aspects and lovely grounds to walk around with outstanding vistas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing. You could spend hours at the museum alone. To wander the grounds, meeting house etc was incredible. The wairua is incredible. Make the effort!!

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Springwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very informative introduction to Maori and NZ history, on a beautiful sunny afternoon after a morning of rain.

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