Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, North Island

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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 Waitangi travel route builder website to get the most from your Waitangi vacation.
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  • October 12, 2017
    A good guided tour should give people more than they would get from looking at displays, or at least give a sense of the stories of the place they are visiting. We did not find this the case. This pla...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    You get a guided tour guide. Lots of info he shared. Well looked after place Really lovely area A must see I think  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    This was our first visit to the "new" museum and we were very impressed with the whole experience. Excellent quality of information and displays. The early history of NZ is outlined very well and prov...  more »

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