Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, North Island

4.5
#23 of 74 in Historic Sites in North Island
Historic Site Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House

(Paihia is the nearest city to Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House)

map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
108 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • To stand where the original treaty was signed granting the Maori claims on their land is a great stet to a tour of NZ. The show is very well done and not at all tacky. Check out the canoe which holds ...  more »
  • 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 »

Plan your trip to North Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Paihia

As a welcoming tourist town, Paihia offers a range of accommodations suitable for visitors with a diverse set of criteria. Boutique hotels and self-catered apartments dot along the coast, some offering excellent views of the bay on request. While most lodgings are located in the town center, farther out you can find campsites and resorts that, because of the settlement's modest size, still put you within walking distance or a short car journey of the wharf and town center.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in North Island by other users

7 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Hong Kong, Seoul & Auckland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM ESTONIA October, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM LATVIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM BAHRAIN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans