Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia

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. A visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paihia online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Much of your visit is outside so you need good weather. You get a good insight in to the history of NZ. Quite a lot of walking but lovely views across the bay.  more »
  • Adult entrance fee of $50 allows you full day access to the Waitangi Treaty grounds, Museum, Group tour, cultural show. The guided tour is worth it alone to get the educational experience from the Mao...  more »
  • A great place to learn the history of the Maori people and of their culture. Tour guide very informative and walking pace tour. A lovely café, gift shop and museum.  more »
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  • Absolutely LOVED the treaty grounds. Super educational. The guide was great. The cultural performance was one of the best I’ve seen in New Zealand— PASSIONATE crew. Wow, fantastic. The museum is just superb and the actual grounds itself are just beautiful. We spent a good three hours here enjoying all of the history!
  • Great experience.. Breathtaking views from up the top and felt very relaxing..Need a whole day to walk around and enjoy and learn lots of unknown facts about history. Definitely visiting again..
  • Our guide is very friendly and the view is so stunning! This is a very historic tourist attraction. If you want to know the history and culture of New Zealand, then you must come to this attraction!
  • A must see for anyone interested in Aotearoa New Zealand. The museum is excellent. Take a picnic and spend the day there.
  • Incredible historical place. Our Hāngī was quite amazing. The display was just indescribably incredible. Absolutely first class. The food is a bit different than other Polynesian food I've experienced, though still very good. It's very interesting to see the differences between
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