Waitangi Day Pass Experience

Enjoy an inspiring and interactive full day experience as you discover Waitangi’s contemporary museum, powerful Māori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, entertaining guided tours, lush native forest and gardens, carving studio with live demonstrations, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, a quality café in tranquil surrounds, and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

Valid for two days so you can explore at your leisure

Our Day Pass is valid for two consecutive days and includes admission to Waitangi Treaty Grounds plus so much more! Included in your day pass experience is:

  • An informative guided tour around Waitangi Treaty Grounds with one of our local guides (50 minutes)
  • A high-energy, entertaining Māori cultural performance (30 minutes)
  • Entry to the modern and interactive Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi
  • Time to explore Waitangi’s heritage buildings, such as the Treaty House (home to the first British Resident) and the Carved Meeting House
  • Live demonstrations in our Māori Carving Studio
  • Up close and personal experience with the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe
  • A film introduction to Waitangi, Birthplace of a Nation (22 minutes)
  • Full access to New Zealand’s most important historic site, heritage buildings, bush walks and spectacular Bay of Islands views.

We also have a large gift shop for all your souvenirs and an all day onsite cafe, where you can stop and relax.

Book Tickets


Available Daily (except 25 December – Christmas Day and 6 February – Waitangi Day)

Daily Schedule

Cultural Performances
26 December to 28 February  – 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm
01 March to 24 December – 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Guided Tours
26 December to 28 February – Tours depart every 30 minutes between 10am and 4:30pm
01 March to 24 December –Tours depart every hour on the hour between 10am and 4pm


Adult $50.00
NZ resident (ID required) $25.00
Child (up to 18 years) Free
(Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Price not valid for schools or groups)


Allow at least 3 hours