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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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VIP Members DEAL, Extra 5% Off!! The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site. It is a place of belonging and enjoyment that is central to the life of the nation and special to all New Zealanders.
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Day Pass - Adult
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Day Pass - Child Free for 18 and under
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The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site. It is a place of belonging and enjoyment that is central to the life of the nation and special to all New Zealanders. The Waitagi Treaty Grounds are located 5min drive north of Paihia township.

Features of the Treaty Grounds:
  • The Treaty House - built for the first British Resident, James Busby and his family. It is one of New Zealand's oldest and most visited historic homes
  • Te Whare Runanga - fully carved Maori Meeting House, which is representative of all Iwi (regional tribes) in New Zealand
  • Ngatokimatawhaorua - one of the world's largest Maori ceremonial war canoes
  • The imposing Naval flagstaff - which marks the place where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed
  • Waitangi Visitors Centre - with an audio visual show outlining the history of Waitangi and the Bay of Islands and live cultural performances
  • Gift shop - authentic gifts and quality souvenirs
  • Artefacts gallery Guided tours
  • Stunning sea views of the Bay of Islands
The Day Pass:
  • Admission to the Museum of Waitangi and Treaty Grounds
  • A Guided Tour
  • A Cultural Performance
Our resident performance group, Te Pitowhenua, gives you a special introduction to New Zealand’s unique indigenous culture in Te Whare Rūnanga. Enjoy a fun-filled and spine-tingling performance of waiata (singing), poi, stick games, Māori weaponry, as well as the famous haka. All performances begin with a traditional Māori welcome outside the meeting house. After the show you will have the opportunity to interact with the performers, ask questions and have your photo taken with the group.
  • 35 minutes duration;
  • October and November 11am, 1pm, 3pm
  • December to March 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm,
  • April to September 11am, 1pm
Enhance your visit with a guided tour of all the major treasures at Waitangi. Our guides bring the Treaty story to life and introduce you to some of the key personalities and events that have shaped the nation. Many of our guides descend from signatories to the Treaty – they bring a personal connection to Waitangi that will enhance your understanding of the relevance of the Treaty in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • 50 minutes duration; departs hourly from 10am, last tour at 4pm, daily, year round
Child Discount:
  • Children up to 18 years old are FREE when accompanied with a full paying adult

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