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Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia

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A significant slice of New Zealand's history, Waitangi Treaty Grounds commemorate the site where local Maori chiefs signed a historic treaty with the representatives of the British crown. Concluded in February 1840, the treaty recognized Maori ownership of their lands and granted them rights of British subjects. The agreement also established a British governor to administer the country. The grounds include a buidling erected in 1832 for one of the area's British residents, which today serves as a museum housing various historical exhibits and a copy of the original treaty. Get the most out of your visit by joining a guided tour, or attend a cultural performance of Maori songs and dances. A visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paihia online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It was a lovely beach walk to this area from Pahia. It.is set in beautiful surroundings. However, on arrival I could not justify paying the two day entry fee as I only had an afternoon available.....  more
    It was a lovely beach walk to this area from Pahia. It.is set in beautiful surroundings. However, on arrival I could not justify paying the two day entry fee as I only had an afternoon available.....  more »
  • We went here on two consecutive days. The first day we did the guided tour & 30 minute Māori experience (my husband was our groups chief). The tour guide certainly was a mind of information & the... 
    We went here on two consecutive days. The first day we did the guided tour & 30 minute Māori experience (my husband was our groups chief). The tour guide certainly was a mind of information & the...  more »
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  • We're from Australia so found the guided tour and cultural experience excellent. Very interesting and entertaining with comprehensive knowledge shared by the guides. The cafe closes early so if you want food don't leave it until after 2.30
  • Partner & I visited Northland for a week from the lower North Island. Of course we had to stop at Waitangi because of its significance & ended up doing the tour. Our guide was fantastic. He was in depth but his delivery was not boring. We had a good bunch of people, majority from overseas who asked really good questions. This tour definitely made me reflect more than I have before. You can tell the cost of admission goes back in to the grounds especially with the amount of interactive stuff. I'd recommend doing a tour then going back through the museum, Maori Battalion & Busby buildings. There are stunning views at the grounds (we recommend driving up to top of the hill near the golf course after your tour too).

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