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A significant slice of New Zealand's history, Waitangi Treaty Grounds commemorate the site where local Maori chiefs signed a historic treaty with the representatives of the British crown. Concluded in February 1840, the treaty recognized Maori ownership of their lands and granted them rights of British subjects. The agreement also established a British governor to administer the country. The grounds include a buidling erected in 1832 for one of the area's British residents, which today serves as a museum housing various historical exhibits and a copy of the original treaty. Get the most out of your visit by joining a guided tour, or attend a cultural performance of Maori songs and dances. A visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paihia online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
Tours To Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Authentic Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert at Waitangi Treaty Grounds BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $80
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
3-Day Bay of Islands Tour from Auckland BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $786
Duration: 3 days
Waitangi Treaty Grounds Reviews
As we had not visited this site for many years, we were particularly impressed by the new museum and the beautiful boardwalk through the forest. We were happy to pay $25 each for such a high quality..... more »
We spent a couple of hours there. Quite expensive if you aren’t a NZ er. The museum is well worth a visit, we headed back the next day as your ticket is for 24 hours. The cafe is also very good... more »
We had little idea of what to expect but were blown away by this beautiful cultural experience. Our guide during the tour was excellent, the performance amazing & to be able to get photos with the performers & have them answer questions was most informative. We returned the following day just to pick up what we missed the day prior. A very important part of NZ history that must continue to be funded for all the world to experience when visiting the Bay of Islands.
Expensive ($50 each) to access, but for that you get an informative guided tour, and if the times line up, a live Maori show. The tour was pleasant, and one gets to walk along boardwalks and covered walkways. Fabulous views of the bay from the top. The newly opened veterans museum is worth checking out too. Nice gift shop.
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