Guided tour

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-Day Pass

4.7 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Guided tour

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-Day Pass

Activity provider: Waitangi Treaty Grounds

From US$ 18.61 per person

Explore the Waitangi Treaty Ground with an all-inclusive 2-day pass. Admission includes access to all museums and historic sites: The Treaty House, the Meeting House, and the world’s largest war canoe.

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  • Explore the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed
  • Admire iconic buildings, breathtaking examples of Maori architecture, and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe
  • Discover self-guided bush walks for spectacular views over the Bay of Islands
  • Join an informative guided tour with a local guide
  • Enjoy a high-energy and entertaining 30-minute Maori cultural performance
Full description
Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand’s premier historic site, with a 2-day pass. Valid for two consecutive days, your pass includes an informative 50-minute guided tour, introductory film, and 30-minute cultural performance. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are where New Zealand’s most significant document was signed. Watch an introductory film about the Treaty of Waitangi. Embark on a 50-minute tour with a local guide, with headsets provided so that you can hear clearly. Stroll through the beautiful grounds and admire panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. See the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, and stand in the spot where the treaty was signed. Visit the Museum of Waitangi Te Kongahu to see permanent and changing exhibits, and explore the educational center. Make use of multimedia and visual displays as you admire taonga (treasures). Enjoy a 30-minute cultural performance at the magnificently carved meeting house. Te Pitowhenua, a performing arts group, will invite you inside with a traditional Maori powhiri (welcome). Poi twirling, Maori weaponry, stick games, heavenly harmonies, and a traditional haka dance will leave you spellbound.
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-day pass
  • Entry into Museum of Waitangi & Te Rau Aroha Museum
  • 50-minute guided tour
  • Headsets
  • 30-minute Māori cultural performance

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    Meeting point

    Waitangi Treaty Grounds Visitor Center, 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands. From Paihia, it is an easy 25-minute walk or a 2-minute drive. Follow the waterfront road through Paihia to the roundabout. Go straight through the roundabout and across the one-lane bridge to the signposted grounds.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • You can use the ticket over two consecutive days
    • A moderate physical fitness level is recommended
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • The site is wheelchair accessible but please be prepared for uneven surfaces, which may be difficult for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 54 reviews

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    Spent unexpectedly hours here , fascinating exhibits and heritage buildings. Film in visiyor centre worth a watch. Puts NZ and Maori history into perspective . Great cafe. Views sublime. Staff all friendly and committed .The guided walk good and haka dancing fun

    March 25, 2023

    The tour was white washed and the true nature of colonial violence minimised. If there is any place in Aotearoa where the colonial history can be truthfully shared - this is surely the place! Was somewhat disappointed to see Māori genocide and ethnocide invisibilised by the tour guide.

    March 25, 2023

    We had a guided tour with Mr Busby he was very knowledgeable had a lively relatable non threatening delivery style. The museum had a great flow very interesting held our attention and delivered historic information that was easy to understand for adults and children.

    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 182648