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Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Guided Tour

Experience New Zealand's most important historic location and journey back through time to the founding or our nation. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is where Maori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown: the Treaty of Waitangi.

Visit this beautiful site overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands, learn how the treaty was hotly debated in 1840 and find out how that debate continues today.

This fully guided tour takes you on a journey through time to uncover the stories, personalities and events around the signing of the treaty and the shaping of a nation.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • The Artifacts Gallery
  • The Worlds Largest Ceremonial War Canoe
  • Historic Treaty House
  • Fully Carved Maori Meeting House


  • 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 ***

Tour Times:

1 March to 24 December: Tours depart every hour on the hour between 10am to 4pm (subject to demand)

26 December to 28 February: every half hour from 10am - 4.30pm (subject to demand)


Check In: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour

Duration: The Guided Tour Lasts 1 hour, however we recommend allowing a full 3 hours to properly explore and enjoy the grounds.


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Tanya Williams from Australia wrote on 08 December 2016

Must go

The best value for money. A great insight into history. Very insightful and enjoyable. A few hours well spent.

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Victoria Milford from United Kingdom wrote on 25 May 2016

Very interesting place

Very intresteting tour. Be sure that you go round the museum first for context especially if non Kiwi.

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Nancy from United Kingdom wrote on 08 March 2016

Maori magic!

I loved this tour at Waitangi. Great guides, interesting buildings, great views and a very entertaining and informative Maori show. The new Museum is fantastic, the cafe is great and it all makes an interesting half day visit.

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HAIYING WU from New Zealand wrote on 02 March 2016

great Waitangi Treaty Grounds

we had a great tour at the Waitangi treaty ground. Nice staff, great information re history. beautiful review.

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E Abraham from New Zealand wrote on 17 February 2016

Well treated @treaty grounds!

Awesome day @Waitangi treaty grounds. Guided tour was excellent on briefing historical milestones in shaping "New Zealand". Also, cultural welcome is indifferent with "Maori Haka". Highly recommended for kids and youngsters to explore about the "United Tribes of New Zealand".

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