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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
5 Day Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Tour from Auckland BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,126
Duration: 5 days
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Reviews
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a great educational place to visit. Make sure you allow time to look through the museum, about 30mins, before you go on the guided tour. The tour is around 45mins and ou... more »
From the moment we walked in.Impressive,friendly staff, quick to provide one of our party on crutches with a wheelchair. Museum was very informative, and need a bit of time to explore. Guided tour I r... more »
The Grounds and exhibitions are absolutely fantastic. Easily one of the best attractions in New Zealand. It enabled us to better understand how the European settlers negotiated with Maori Tribal Leaders. Lots of history to read and see. The grounds overlooking the water is very picturesque. The cultural performance show was awesome. Well worth the visit. You won’t be disappointed.
Great historic site, strong museum exhibitions, excellent Maori cultural performance, musical and charming. Would be 5 star, but $50 is pretty far above comparably excellent tourist spots. For example, Te Papa is free!
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