Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
A significant slice of New Zealand's history, Waitangi Treaty Grounds commemorate the site where local Maori chiefs signed a historic treaty with the representatives of the British crown. Concluded in February 1840, the treaty recognized Maori ownership of their lands and granted them rights of British subjects. The agreement also established a British governor to administer the country. The grounds include a buidling erected in 1832 for one of the area's British residents, which today serves as a museum housing various historical exhibits and a copy of the original treaty. Get the most out of your visit by joining a guided tour, or attend a cultural performance of Maori songs and dances. For Waitangi Treaty Grounds and beyond, use our Paihia vacation builder to get the most from your Paihia vacation.
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  • A visit is a must. Entry is $40 pp.The guided tour is a must. The story is so important to NZ. Just do it if you visit Paihia. 
  • What an excellent job has been done here. It cost $20 for a NZ Adult & it's worth every cent. The New Museum is fantastic. Our grandchildren were each given a quiz for their age which they really enjo...  read more »
  • This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon .Really very interesting and the show was excellent with plenty photo opportunities 
  • The treaty grounds are a necessary stop for all tourists as it will reveal much about the history of this land. The tour guides take great pride in their history and welcome the opportunity to share it with visitors.
  • Was on my bucket list to come here and connect to history. It's a must do really. Staff are friendly and the grounds are wonderful. I skimmed the history exhibits preferring to just take on the location and think of the birth of a nation.
  • We took the ultimate combo which included access, guided tour and a cultural performance. The guides were very knowledgeable and offered a fun & informative overview. The time flew by and all in all, left our group impressed. It's a must do when in the area - the guided tour is definitely recommended.
  • Great place to learn about New Zealand. The new museum is stunning!
  • wonderful museum beautiful setting & hugely informative Don't eat at the CAFE we had a 35 minute wait for the biggest bun called a hamburger with almost no fillings. A Total ripoff.
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