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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.

An age-appropriate activity (Discovery Trail) is given to children on arrival to complete activities throughout the grounds. The cricket set on the Upper Grounds provides an opportunity for the whole family to have a hit during the summer months.

The new museums have a range of interactive screens and audio-visual experiences to keep the kids entertained.

The on-site café has a great children’s menu and there are a number of places with outdoor seating to give the youngest members of your family a break. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket.

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

Guided Tour schedule:
1 February to 24 December: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm
26 December to 31 January: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

Cultural Performance schedule:
1 February to 24 December: 11am, 1pm and 3pm
26 December to 31 January: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm

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Covid-19 policies

At Waitangi Treaty Grounds we are committed to keeping our visitors and staff safe. Please see our Covid-19 safety measures and cancellation policies at the link below.

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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 which 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 Te Whare Rūnanga (Carved Meeting House) 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.