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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House and many more Paihia attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Paihia trip itinerary builder.
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  • We had stopped at Waitangi at the nearby Copthorne Hotel and it was just a short walk to the Treaty Grounds and Museum. It was the reason we stayed at Waitangi. I was surprised at the entry fee but I ...  more »
  • The museum was recommended by our B&B host, but we weren't as impressed by the museum itself, as by the grounds around it, the mansion on the hill, and the amazing view. The museum was very dark, with...  more »
  • Went twice in a month and could honestly go back again. New museum is somewhere I could spent 4 hours in. Found new stuff the second time. The Treaty house - another hour. Visitors to NZ should go to ...  more »