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Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Cultural Performance

Experience an authentic Maori performance starting with a traditional spine-tingling challenge, followed by a full cultural performance, that includes waiata (Maori songs), poi, and the world famous haka (Maori war dance)

This high quality live cultural experience takes place at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds beautifully carved Maori meeting house (Whare Runanga).

There's no better place to experience New Zealand's history and culture than the Waitangi Treaty Grounds - an area rich in history and stories of the momentous events that shaped New Zealand as a nation.

A real must do for any visitor to New Zealand's shores; these historic sites are set among beautiful gardens overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands.


  • Adult Visitor $35
  • NZ Residents $15 (ID required - to be presented on entry)

Children FREE (up to 18 yrs when accompanied by parent or caregiver)

*** Tour Price includes entry to the grounds ***

Performance Times:

  • 26 Dec to 28 Feb: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm
  • 1 Mar to 24 Dec: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
  • Check In: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the performance

    Duration: The Cultural Performance Lasts 30 minutes, however we recommend allowing a full 3 hours to properly explore and enjoy the grounds.


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    Babeth from Netherlands wrote on 22 January 2017


    Guide Owen, explained everything very clearly and in a good understandable way! Thank you!

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    Mark Dennett from United Kingdom wrote on 26 February 2016

    Got to be done!

    No visit to NZ would be complete without a visit to where it all started for us English. Very informative and worthwhile.

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    Alexandra Wagner from Germany wrote on 22 February 2016

    Great performance

    The cultural performance was really interesting. I wish they had done a full Haka dance though. Really impressive museum. I would definitely go again.

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    YENLIN from Taiwan wrote on 19 February 2016

    Must to see in New Zealand

    If you want to come to the country not just see the scenery but history, you must come to Waitangi Treaty Ground-also their abundant cultural performance is better than others you can visit in NZ!

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    sylvain PETETIN from France wrote on 05 February 2016


    Amazing place with a huge historical story for New-Zealand and the Maori Culture. We really enjoyed the Maori show, the exhibition in the Hubson's house where the treaty has been written, the park with the Maori boat and anothers exhibitions. Great idea this movie at the end of your visit, very complete and interesting. Otherwise, such a shame that the NZ Governement doesn't give any subventions to preserve this stunning area. Let's visit folks, you can not be disappointed. You'll really enjoy the Waitangi Treaty Grounds !!

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