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Haere Mai

Welcome
To Waitangi

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 tēnei ape hītori tino tira rawa o Aotearoa.

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

Waitangi Treaty Grounds New Zealand
Waitangi War Canoe

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, the carving studio and a full programme of tours and cultural performances. Admission is valid for two consecutive days.

Waitangi War Canoe

Plan your visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds and pre-purchase your Experience Pass

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

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

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

What's happening at Waitangi

Temporary exhibition

A historic image of the flag pole at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi Day

Kapa haka on Waitangi day at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories Workshop

Interactive treaty of waitangi at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Functions and Events

Events at Waitangi
Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Explore Te Kōngahu museum at Waitangi