Waitangi is located 2km from Paihia, an easy 25 minute walk or 2 minute drive. The Treaty Grounds are set in 16 hectares of native bush with extensive lawns and panoramic views over the Bay of Islands.
Realm of Tāne
As you walk along the boardwalk that connects the Visitor Centre to the rest of the Treaty Grounds you will have the opportunity to view plants and birdlife native to New Zealand in Te Wao Nui o Tāne (the Realm of Tāne). Learn about the flora and fauna that inhabits the Treaty Grounds on the many information panels along the way.
The two Camellia trees found at Waitangi are the oldest surviving Camellias in New Zealand. They are known as the ‘Busby Camellias’ as they are said to have been planted in 1833 by either James Busby or his wife Agnes.
Treaty House Gardens
Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens that surround the historic Treaty House. Within the gardens you can find a small unnamed rose said to be grown from a cutting of the first rose bush to be planted in New Zealand.