Nau mai haere mai - Welcome to New Zealand’s most important historic site.
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are an absolute must-do when you are in the Bay of Islands - rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped our nation.
Explore the Treaty House and marvel at the scale of Ngatokimatawhaorua, one of the world’s largest carved war canoes (waka taua). Take time to wander through the beautiful grounds of the Waitangi estate, complete with extensive gardens, bush tracks, beaches, and fabulous views over the Bay of Islands and beyond.
To make the most of your visit you should to allow at least three hours for your Treaty Grounds experience.
Join us for regular guided tours of the Treaty Grounds, with personal stories and historical accounts.
Be entertained and informed with a Maori cultural performance of traditional and contemporary song and dance.
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