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Make the most of your visit to Waitangi

To ensure you make the most of your time at Waitangi in the beautiful Bay of Islands, we have put together suggested itineraries to help you plan your visit. Whether you are travelling from Auckland, Paihia, or coming ashore from a visiting cruise ship, we want you to see and do as much as possible while with us at Waitangi Treaty Grounds!

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Spend the day exploring

Enjoy Waitangi at its best

To get the most out of your visit to Waitangi, we recommend you take your time exploring our expansive grounds, and many attractions and activities.

Please note the below sample itinerary is just a guideline for how you can choose to spend your time at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. 

10.00am  –   10.50am: Guided Tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
11.00am  –   11.30am:
Māori Cultural Performance at meeting house
11.30am  –   12.00pm: Explore historic Treaty House
12.00pm  –   1.00pm: Enjoy lunch at Whare Waka Café and bush walk
1.00pm    –   1.15pm: Live demonstrations at Carving Studio
1.15pm    –   2.00pm: Explore Museum of Waitangi

If you’re visiting as a family enquire with our staff about our Discovery Trail activity sheets for kids!

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Experience our highlights

For travellers on the go

Even if you have limited time to spend in the beautiful Bay of Islands, such as our cruise ship visitors, we recommend allowing 3 hours to truly enjoy the cultural highlights on offer at Waitangi.

Please note the below sample itinerary is just a guideline for how you can choose to spend your time at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. 

2.00pm  –   2.50pm: Guided Tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds  
3.00pm  –   3.30pm:
Māori Cultural Performance at meeting house
3.30pm  –   4.00pm: Explore historic Treaty House
4.00pm  –   5.00pm: Explore Museum of Waitangi

 

 

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Feast of Māori culture and cuisine

Evening Hāngi & Concert

If you’re looking for a unique dinner option in the Bay of Islands, we recommend joining our Hāngi & Concert Experience for an exceptional evening of authentic Māori culture, including a captivating live performance, followed by a traditional hāngi dinner cooked in a Māori earth oven. Sample Māori culture and cuisine at its best!

Please note the below sample itinerary is just a guideline for how you can choose to spend your time at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. 

3.10pm  –  4.00pm: Visit historic Treaty House and Carving Studio
4.00pm  –  4.50pm: Guided Tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
5.00pm  –  5.45pm: Explore Museum of Waitangi
6.00pm  –  8.30pm: Hāngi & Concert Evening Experience including cultural performance

Please note this itinerary is only available from 1 October to 30 April.

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Take your time

Explore over two days

If you arrive into the Bay of Islands in the afternoon you will want to make the most of the two day option with our Day Pass, allowing you to enjoy all the highlights of Waitangi across two days.

Please note the below sample itinerary is just a guideline for how you can choose to spend your time at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. 

Day 1
3.00pm  –  3.30pm: Māori Cultural Performance in meeting house
4.00pm  –  4.50pm: Guided Tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Day 2
9.10am    –   10.00am: Explore Museum of Waitangi
10.00am  –  10.45am: Visit historic Treaty House and Carving Studio