Waitangi Treaty Grounds and
Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Nau Mai Haere Mai - Welcome to New Zealand’s Most Important Historic Site

Step back in time and discover the birthplace of our nation. An absolute ‘must-do’ for visitors and locals alike, the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum of Waitangi are unquestionably one of New Zealand’s premier attractions.

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 our Guides enhance your experience on an fascinating Guided Tour. Witness spellbinding cultural performances as you learn the meanings behind Māori protocol and culture. It’s all waiting for you at New Zealand’s most important historic site - Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass

An all-inclusive Day Pass lets you experience everything Waitangi Treaty Grounds has to offer by day. Enjoy the Treaty Grounds, Museum, Guided Tour and Cultural Performance - all for one simple price.

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Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi

The fascinating exhibitions and state-of-the-art learning spaces you’ll discover at Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi will further enhance your enjoyment of a visit to New Zealand’s most important historic site.

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Evening Hāngi and Concert

Join us for an evening of authentic cultural performances, and savour the unique taste of a traditional Māori feast, at an intimate Māori Hāngi and Concert experience.

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Waitangi Day Celebrations

Every year on 6 February, Waitangi Treaty Grounds hosts the Waitangi Day Festival, in commemoration of the signing of New Zealand’s most historic document - Te Tiriti o Waitangi - The Treaty of Waitangi.

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New Zealand Tourism Awards - 2016 Winner

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