Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, North Island

(4.5/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This house took on many guises throughout its history and is now a very smart museum for the treaty grounds. It will be part of your tour package so definitely worth a look. Whilst in the back garden ...  more »
  • You can take entry package with guide. The guide walked with us and another group of people with the same entry package. We got the audio equipment to listen to the guide while strolling around the ar...  more »
  • Although it is expensive ($40 NZ) per person entry fee, Waitangi Treaty Grounds re well worth a visit to learn a little of the Maori culture and development of New Zealand. The cafe serves a delicious...  more »