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Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-Day Pass

1. Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-Day Pass

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.

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What people are saying about Paihia

We really enjoyed our visit to the treaty grounds. We learned so much about the Maori culture and history and developed quite an appreciation for the struggles they faced. The museums were excellent and the grounds were really beautiful. We particularly enjoyed the singing/dancing cultural performance and hangi.

This is a wonderful place. The museums, Treaty House and top Marae are great. We did a tour and the tour guide was well informed and was able to answer any questions. If you are a kiwi you should only pay $25 each not the $50 charged by this site.

Had a great time, learnt so much, guides and facilities were excellent. Very different from when I was there 18 years ago. A must do, for any Kiwi

I definitely recommend doing this tour. Great staff and tour guide. It is a wonderful experience.

Excellent to learn about the history of the Mauri culture