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Waitangi welcomes you on a journey of discovery through Aotearoa New Zealand's most important historic site.

E pōwhiri ana a Waitangi i a koe i tō ara tūhurahura i tēneiape hītori tino tira rawa o Aotearoa.

Explore the two contemporary museums, Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship and Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, Treaty House, Te Whare Rūnanga and traditional Māori waka taua. Visitors can also enjoy a full program of tours and cultural performances.

Plan your visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds and pre-purchase your Admission.

Me whakarite i tō haerenga ki Te Papa Whenua o Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ka hoko tōmua i tō Whakauranga.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is open every day, except Christmas Day. Visitors to Waitangi purchase Admission which includes access to all heritage buildings and taonga, the world's largest waka, two museums and a full programme of tours and cultural performances. Admission is valid for two consecutive days.

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An Invite to our Past

We would like to introduce you to some of our staff and board members sharing their special connection with Waitangi.

Pita Tipene, Chairman of the Waitangi National Trust - Te Whare Rūnanga was built by Pita’s whānau and still stands tall today, symbolising an ongoing conversation of nationhood.

Jane Fletcher, Board Member - James Busby’s table stood in Jane’s childhood home for years, covered in books and coats. Now it stands in the Treaty House, uncovering some of our Nation’s most important history.

Owen Taituha, Curator - Owen’s tupuna, Marupō, stood on both sides of our nation’s history, signing Te Tiriti o Waitangi before he fought alongside Hōne Heke in the Northern Wars five years later.

To learn more, we invite you to visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds and feel the stories which shaped Aotearoa.

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Often called the 'Birthplace of the Nation', Waitangi weaves together the strands and stories of many people, events and places to reveal the rich cultural history of Aotearoa New Zealand, offering an inspiring and meaningful experience for every visitor.

Kīia ai a Waitangi te 'Wāhi i whānau ai tō tātou Whenua', ā, ka raranga tahi i ngā aho me ngā kōrero o ngā iwi, ngā mahi me ngā wāhi nunui hei whakaatu i te hītori ahurea rētō o Aotearoa, me te aha ka tuku i te wheako whakamanawa, whaitake hoki ki ngā manuhiri katoa.

The first Waitangi National Trust Board meeting c1934

Present for the Board Meeting were His Excellency the Governor General (Lord Bledisloe), The Right Honourable G.W. Forbes, M.P. (Prime Minister), The Right Honourable J.G. Coates, M.P., The Honourable E.A. Ransom, M.P., The Right Honourable Sir Francis Bell, G.C.M.G., The Honourable Sir Āpirana Ngata, M.P., The Honourable Sir R. Heaton Rhodes, K.C.V.O., K.B.E., Mr K.S. Williams M.P., Mr Vernon H. Reed, Mr Tau Henare, M.P. and Mr Riri Maihi Kawiti. They were not all present for the photograph. Waitangi National Trust Collection (WNT1950/10/1)

Āpirana Turupa Ngata leading a haka at the 1940 centennial celebrations, Waitangi.

Photographer unknown. Alexander Turnbull Library (MNZ-2746-1/2-F)

Te Kaupapa – Our Mission
Titiro ki nga Taumata o te Moana
To illustrate the Ongoing Promise of Waitangi to the World

Explore Te Kōngahu museum at Waitangi