Waitangi Treaty Grounds


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73 Face-to-Face

18 Heritage Attractions

19 Paihia

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The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand's most important historic site and are an absolute must-do when you are in the Bay of Islands - the grounds are rich in history and stories of the momentous events that have shaped our nation.

OPENING HOURS: Mon - Sun, 9am to 5pm
COST: $40.00 – Day Pass/General Admission | $110.00 – Hangi & Concert

With a Day Pass, you’ll enjoy admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum of Waitangi, Guided Tours, Cultural Performances and full access to the expansive grounds of New Zealand’s most important historic site. With our great value Day Pass and free entry for children up to 18, there are so many reasons to put Waitangi Treaty Grounds at the top of your list of things to do in the Bay of Islands.


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Penny Bullock


Ranking: 10/10

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. The guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. The Maori show was excellent and because the meeting house limits the number of people who can attend it results in quite an intimate setting. I would recommend to anyone that they should go if they get the opportunity.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Nigel Jarvis


Ranking: 10/10

We did the all inclusive package with the kids. Walk around the park was really interesting, history easy to follow by all ages. Host at the hungi and concert was brilliant, show well worth it and food tops. Kids had 3 serves of dessert...

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Janneke van Krieken


Ranking: 8/10

Nice half day tour. Interesting history and beautiful surroundings. The big war canoe is very impressive. Also the museum itself is definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Charlotte's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Very informative, really enjoyed learning about New Zealand history.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Melanie Farrell


Ranking: 9/10

An excellent introduction into the history of New Zealand and the Maori culture. The live performance was a definite highlight and I would highly recommend.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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William Milligan-Manby

Ranking: 10/10

A must see when visiting NZ. Tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. Setup was superb. Maori cultural display was fantastic.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Thomas Nolwenn


Ranking: 9/10

In my opinion, a very good introduction to the story of the Maori people and their relationship with the English Crown. You can spend a long time there, there is really a lot to see and the place itself is very beautiful. It is really worth it if you want to understand part of this country's story.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Vicki Robey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

An insightful museum with an informative tour and excellent cultural show. A definite essential on any NZ itinerary.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016