Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, North Island

Discover the birthplace of modern New Zealand at Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, site of the historic signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. Signed by representatives of the British Crown and Maori chiefs, the treaty established the office of a British Governor of New Zealand and codified the Maori peoples' right to ownership of their own land, as well as their rights as British subjects. The trust has kept this location looking as it did in the 19th century, and informative displays take you around the house and grounds. Look for the exquisite ceremonial war canoe displayed outside the ornate meeting house. For Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House and beyond, use our North Island travel route builder website to get the most from your North Island vacation.
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  • Waitangi Treaty grounds is a must if visiting the Bay of Islands. The museum there is a must see, and take a tour with the guides who are so knowledgable, respectful and helpful. This was my third vis...  more »
  • Really enjoyed seeing the inside of this place .so much info and read the treaty too.really worth a visit.the garden surrounding the house was really nice and I think it had a vegetable patch too.  more »
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