Tours & Experiences

Visit New Zealand's most important historic site and enjoy the panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Islands. Our all-inclusive Day Pass allows you to experience all that Waitangi Treaty Grounds has to offer by day. Our evening activity – Hāngi & Concert is a themed intimate experience not to be missed.

Opening Hours

Open daily except Christmas Day.

26 December to
29 February:

9am to 6pm

1 March
to 24 December:

9am to 5pm

Call to make a booking with us now: +64 9 402 7437 or 0800 9248 2644 (Free phone within NZ)

Call to book now: +64 9 402 7437 or
0800 9248 2644 (Free phone
within NZ)

On 6 February each year (Waitangi Day), Waitangi Treaty Grounds closes its buildings for the day and the grounds become the location of a free festival for the public to enjoy.

NEW Day Pass


  • Admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Entry to the brand new Museum of Waitangi
  • The Waitangi – Birthplace of a Nation introductory film (22 minutes)
  • An informative Guided Tour with one of our local guides
    Duration: 50 minutes
  • A high-energy, entertaining Cultural Performance
    Duration: 30 minutes
  • Full access to New Zealand’s most historic site, featured icons, bush walks and spectacular Bay of Island's views

Daily Schedule

Guided Tour

26 December to 28 February:
Tours depart every 30 minutes between 10am and 4.30pm

1 March to 24 December:
Tours depart every hour on the hour between 10am to 4pm

Cultural Performance:

26 December to 28 February:
10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

1 March to 24 December:
11am, 1pm & 3pm

Guide in front of Treaty House
  • Adult $40
  • NZ residents (ID required) $20
  • Child * (up to 18 years) Free

* Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Price not valid for schools or groups

Hāngi & Concert


  • An intimate themed evening experience. Your ultimate immersion in Maori culture
  • Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival as you mix and mingle in the charming outdoor setting at Whare Waka Café
  • Our charismatic and informative host will guide you through the evenings events
  • Watch as our expert hāngi chefs unveil your dinner and educate you on the cooking process
  • Be transported back in time as you follow your host on a short bush walk, where you will be approached by two māori chiefs and experience a traditional challenge (wero)
  • Prepare to be amazed as our resident performing arts group Te Pitowhenua entertain you with a high energy cultural performance
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner of various meats, stuffing, vegetables, breads, salads and steamed pudding for desert

Available 1 December to 31 March
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, 6pm – 8.30pm
Maximum of 50 people

Haka performance
  • Adult $110
  • Children (5-15) $50

Get more with your Hāngi & Concert ticket – now includes a complimentary drink on arrival at Whare Waka Café and a Day Pass.

Haka: To dance, perform the haka, war dance.

Poi: a ball on the end of a string which is swung or twirled rhythmically to sung accompaniment. Used in days of old by men folk to gain suppleness, strength and flexibility in their forearms to master traditional weapons. .

Hāngi: Earth oven - earth oven to cook food with steam and heat from heated stones.

New Zealand Tourism Awards - 2016 Winner

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