New Zealand

Waitangi Treaty Grounds


The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site. It was here on February 6th, 1840, that the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori and the British Crown. Gain a deeper understanding during a guided tour with one of our professional guides and enjoy a high quality cultural performance in our beautiful carved meeting house.

Step back in time and discover the birthplace of our nation. As you journey through the expansive grounds, with spectacular views over the Bay of Islands, you’ll walk in the footsteps of the people who changed history. Discover the momentous events that shaped our nation at the state-of-the-art Museum of Waitangi. Let the Guides enhance your experience on a fascinating Guided Tour. Witness spellbinding cultural performances as you learn the meanings behind M?ori protocol and culture.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass includes:

  • Admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Entry to the state-of-the-art Museum of Waitangi
  • Waitangi: Birthplace of a Nation introductory film (22 minutes)
  • An informative Guided Tour with one of our local guides (50 minutes)
  • A high-energy, entertaining M?ori Cultural Performance (30 minutes)
  • Full access to New Zealand’s most important historic site, featuring iconic buildings, breathtaking examples of M?ori architecture, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe and bush walks with spectacular views over the Bay of Islands.


Open Daily except Christmas Day

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