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 visit was included as part of a coach tour we were on from Auckland. A lovely setting looking out onto the Bay of Islands just by Paihia. I would recommend anybody who visits the area to visit th...  more »
  • We were recommended to visit there and were not disappointed! Good value at $40 per person with lots to see and do. Traditional Mauri display and great museum all with fantastic views. You could easil...  more »
  • $20 admission fee was money well spent! The cultural display was very entertaining, the guided tour VERY informative. Our guide had a wonderful sense of humour and took time out to encourage questions...  more »