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Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Experience Pass

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A Day Pass to the Treaty Grounds gives you an all-inclusive experience of Waitangi, while enjoying panoramic views of the Bay.

A Day Pass to the Treaty Grounds gives you an all-inclusive experience of Waitangi, while enjoying panoramic views of the Bay.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in New Zealand history on the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Spend time exploring the new museums
  • Enjoy the stunning surrounds with bush walks and spectacular Bay of Island’s views
  • Take an informative guided tour of the grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of discovery through Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site, where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi.

Features of Waitangi Treaty Grounds include Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House, a carving studio and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi holds a stunning collection of stories and taonga (treasured objects) which bring to life the history of Waitangi. Discover world class interactive displays and enjoy the temporary gallery featuring touring exhibitions.


Te Rau Aroha was opened in 2020 and commemorates the service and sacrifice of Māori in the NZ Armed Forces, sharing stories of heroism, loss and restoration from the world wars and subsequent conflicts.


Visitors to Waitangi Treaty Grounds may purchase a Day Pass which includes a guided tour (50 minutes), a Māori cultural performance (30 minutes), entry to the two museums, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House, and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

Hāngi and concert evenings are scheduled during the summer months – an intimate cultural experience not to be missed.

The award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a must-do for all visitors to the Bay of Islands.

Adult Visitor $60.00
NZ Resident $30.00
Child $0.00 (Under 18 years. Must be accompanied by an adult.)

What's included

  • Admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Entry to Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and Te Rau Aroha Museum
  • An informative guided tour with one of our local guides (1 hour)
  • A high-energy, entertaining cultural performance (30 minutes)
  • Full access to New Zealand’s most historic site, featured icons, bush walks and spectacular Bay of Island’s views

Duration

  • The duration of this experience is 1 days

Location

  • Tau Henare Drive, Paihia to Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Adult price applies to ages 18+. New Zealand Residents must provide I.D.

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

    Closed Christmas Day.

    Tour departure times:From 26 December to 28 February tours depart every 30 minutes between 10am and 4.30pm.

    From 1 March to 24 December tours depart every hour on the hour between 10am to 4pm.

    Please select your preferred time for the Guided Tour and Cultural Performance as you proceed to checkout.

    Cultural performance times:From 26 December to 28 February: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm.

    From 1 March to 24 December: 11am, 1pm & 3pm.

    Please select your preferred time for the Guided Tour and Cultural Performance as you proceed to checkout.

    Opening Hours:26 December to 29 February: 9am to 6pm.

    1 March to 24 December: 9am to 5pm.

    On 6 February each year (Waitangi Day), Waitangi Treaty Grounds closes its buildings for the day and the grounds become the location of a free festival for the public to enjoy.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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paular1 from New Zealand wrote on 17 May 2021

Waitangi Experience

Beautiful day, great tour guide. Learnt a lot, enjoyed the experience

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havent from New Zealand wrote on 20 May 2021

Ka rawe

We loved the informative tour around the Waitangi treaty grounds. As tangata whenua we were super impressed with the non bias presentation of information. The culture experience was a beautiful snippet of hiw we play and perform. Thank you.

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Turama from New Zealand wrote on 10 May 2021

Waitangi tour

If I could rate our experience more stars I most definitely would. My 14 year old daughter, 4 year old son & myself highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about the true history of Te Tiriti O Waitangi & our Māori cutlure. It was beautiful & I cant wait to come back with my son & husband.

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Nicky from New Zealand wrote on 09 May 2021

Great experience

Very informative, and entertaining.

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Barbara Rothschild from New Zealand wrote on 25 April 2021

Beautiful Waitangi

Wonderful experience, guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, the whole experience is a must do. The grounds and history are very enlightening and the cultural experience was fabulous.

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