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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.
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Tours to Waitangi Treaty Grounds
$117 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Russell and Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Duration: 6 hours
$666 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Day Bay of Islands Arrival Tour with Waitangi Treaty Grounds from Auckland
Duration: 3 days
$246 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bay of Islands incl Hole in The Rock Cruise and Waitangi Treaty Grounds Tour
Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
$601 BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Day Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua,Te Puia, Bay of Islands and Auckland Tour
Duration: 3 days
Waitangi Treaty Grounds reviews
Excellent setup and great show. We thoroughly enjoyed this morning here. Great Museum, grounds and food! We came away enlightened. more »
Great cultural and historical experience. I have been meaning to go here for years and a Tangi in the area meant I was finally able to go here. Well with the visit 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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