Guided tour

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-Day Pass

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35 reviews

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-Day Pass

Activity provider: Waitangi Treaty Grounds

From US$ 19.15 per person

Discover the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with an all-inclusive 2-day pass. Enjoy admission to Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House, a carving studio, and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

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Valid 2 days
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-day pass
  • Museum of Waitangi entry
  • 50-minute guided tour
  • Headsets
  • 30-minute Maori cultural performance
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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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

4.8 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
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Well worth the money. Guided tour takes about 50 mins, kapa haka 30 mins and for me, visits to both the Waitangi museum and Te Rau Aroha museum took about 2 hours. I know a fair bit about the treaty yet still learned something from the tour. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and patient. The kapa haka performance was very entertaining yet polished. Had lunch at the cafe there - tasty food at reasonable prices. You won’t regret this experience.

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April 24, 2022

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.

April 30, 2022

Well worth the experience. Would highly recommend. Staff are very helpful and friendly and tour guides are amazing with all their knowledge. Cultural performance is a must see!

April 27, 2022

Product ID: 182648