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How to get here

Waitangi Treaty Grounds
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

From Auckland: Waitangi Treaty Grounds is an approximately 3-hour drive from Auckland. Follow State Highway 1 north to Whangārei (165km) and then follow the signs north to Kawakawa (a further 60km). From there, follow the signs to the Bay of Islands and Paihia (15km). Take the waterfront road through Paihia to the roundabout. Go straight through the roundabout and across the one-lane bridge to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds (signposted).

From Paihia: We are 2km from Paihia, an easy 25-minute walk or 2-minute drive.


The 16-hectare Grounds consist of varying landscapes and accessways, including boardwalks, concrete paths, tracks, beaches and lawns. The varying landscape can be difficult for visitors with restricted mobility to navigate.


Without the help of a companion it may be difficult to participate in some of our onsite activities (guided tour and cultural performance) and visit taonga such as the waka. Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi has a lift between the foyer on the ground floor and gallery and restrooms on the first floor.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship has wheelchair access. We also have wheelchairs (max user capacity 100kg) and ramps available. Please let us know your needs at the time of booking so we can ensure you are well supported.


You will find free parking for visitors to Waitangi Treaty Grounds right outside the main entrance.

Additional parking is available on Tau Henare Drive. Accessible car parking is available in the main car park, closest to the main entrance. If you require mobility support from the carpark we have wheelchairs available for use. We encourage any accessibility questions or concerns to be raised at the time of booking so we are prepared to accommodate your needs on arrival.