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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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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Reviews
My daughter and I arrived just in time for a guided tour. Even though I grew up in NZ I learnt a lot about Waitangi and The Bay of Islands. The guide was very informative and not at all boring. Even..... more »
Set on a hill overlooking the Bay of islands, take the guided tour which provides an interactive cultural experience regarding the signing of the Treaty between the Maori chiefs and England. The... more »
This place has much more to it than I expected. Everybody should come here at least once to appreciate the history of it. It has been wonderfully maintained and you should allow a couple of hours to walk around and appreciate it fully. Lots of bird life in the bush areas too, which was very cool. The carving room is open most of the time and amazing, there are also cultural shows and a hanging option. Well worth a visit.
Visited there on a beautiful spring day. The staff were helpful and friendly. The grounds are well maintained and the museum is interesting. When taking the tour you have an ear piece and the tour guide is speaking directly to you thru the ear piece so you can hear everything that is being said. The guided tour takes about an hour. There is also a native Maori demonstration and show that includes singing, dancing and Maori traditions. Recommend you take water, Sun screen and a hat because some of the tour is outside.
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