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Plan Your Day.

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

From 1 October to the end of April the Hāngi & Concert evening experience is available.

Opening hours
1 March to 24 December: 9am to 5pm
26 December to 28 February: 9am to 6pm

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Family Fun

While the guided tours and cultural performances form an important part of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds experience, Waitangi is equally enjoyable if you choose to explore at your leisure, with a range of family-friendly activities.

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Guided Tours

Take a walk-through New Zealand’s history on an informative guided tour of the Treaty Grounds with one of our experienced local guides. Discover the stories, people and events that shaped the past, present and future of Aotearoa New Zealand.

50-minute guided tours depart regularly throughout the day.

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Cultural Performances

Guests are given a traditional Māori welcome (pōwhiri), before moving inside the carved meeting house (Te Whare Rūnanga) for a full cultural performance which includes songs (waiata), poi, and a traditional war dance (haka). After the show meet the performers, ask questions and take photos.

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Hāngi & Concert

Enjoy dinner cooked in a hāngi – a traditional Māori earth oven. The hāngi chefs will explain this ancient cooking technique before guests experience a traditional Māori welcome and an energetic cultural performance. After the show, you’ll return to the café for a delicious hāngi dinner.