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Tau Henare Dr, Waitangi 0293, Waitangi

An award winning cultural heritage attraction and New Zealand’s most important historic site. The Treaty Grounds features Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.
Enjoy strolling through one of New Zealand’s great beauty spots with panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. Experience all Waitangi Treaty Grounds has to offer with the Day Pass that includes a guided tour and cultural performance. Finish off a summers evening with our intimate Hāngi & Concert.
The Treaty Grounds features the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. The carved Meeting House (Te Whare Runanga) symbolises the Maori involvement in the signing of the Treaty. It is a national Marae and carvings in the Meeting House depict ancestors from many Maori tribes in New Zealand. Guided Tours and Cultural performances are available daily and are highly recommended. The Museum of Waitangi lets you delve deeper into the stories and artifacts behind New Zealand’s most important historic site. 2 cafes and a gift shop on site.

Waitangi Day Pass Experience -

Enjoy an inspiring and interactive full day experience as you discover Waitangi’s contemporary museum, powerful Māori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, entertaining guided tours, lush native forest and gardens, carving studio with live demonstrations, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, a quality café in tranquil surrounds, and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

Valid for two days so you can explore at your leisure

Our Day Pass is valid for two consecutive days and includes admission to Waitangi Treaty Grounds plus so much more! Included in your day pass experience is:

  • An informative guided tour around Waitangi Treaty Grounds with one of our local guides (50 minutes)
  • A high-energy, entertaining Māori cultural performance (30 minutes)
  • Entry to the modern and interactive Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi
  • Time to explore Waitangi’s heritage buildings, such as the Treaty House (home to the first British Resident) and the Carved Meeting House
  • Live demonstrations in our Māori Carving Studio
  • Up close and personal experience with the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe
  • A film introduction to Waitangi, Birthplace of a Nation (22 minutes)
  • Full access to New Zealand’s most important historic site, heritage buildings, bush walks and spectacular Bay of Islands views.

Available Daily (except 25 December – Christmas Day and 6 February – Waitangi Day)

Daily Schedule
Cultural Performances
26 December to 28 February – 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm
01 March to 24 December – 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Guided Tours
26 December to 28 February – Tours depart every 30 minutes between 10am and 4:30pm
01 March to 24 December –Tours depart every hour on the hour between 10am and 4pm

Adult $50.00
NZ resident (ID required) $25.00
Child (up to 18 years) Free
(Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Price not valid for schools or groups)

Allow at least 3 hours

Hangi & Concert Evening an exceptional evening of authentic Māori culture, including a captivating live performance followed by a traditional hāngi dinner, cooked in an earth oven, where you can sample Māori culture and cuisine at its best!

The perfect way to complete your visit to Waitangi - After a day of exploring the Waitangi Treaty Grounds at your leisure, your evening begins at Whare Waka Café.

Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival as you meet other guests and learn about the history of Māori hāngi
Learn about this ancient cooking technique from our hāngi chef and see your dinner being prepared
Enjoy a short bush walk and experience a fierce and exciting challenge from Māori warriors
Be entertained by our Māori performing arts group, who will share a special night show
Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner of meats, bread stuffing and vegetables from the hāngi, as well as breads, salads and steamed pudding for dessert!

1 October to 30 April
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday evenings from 6pm – 8.30pm

(Subject to minimum numbers. Max of 80)

Adult $120.00

Child (up to 18 years) $55.00
(Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver)

Child (under 5 years) Free of charge

*Transfers- To help make your evening more enjoyable, we provide complimentary pick up and drop off from your accommodation in the Paihia area, so you can enjoy a delicious dinner and an evening of authentic cultural entertainment in Paihia and the Bay of Islands.

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