Guided tour

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-Day Pass

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59 reviews

Activity provider: Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Guided tour

Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-Day Pass

Activity provider: Waitangi Treaty Grounds

From US$ 18.75 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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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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
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    4.8 /5

    based on 59 reviews

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    Unfortunately, had an earlier activity & just missed last cultural performance, which I believe begain at 3. But, really glad I went anyway, because visit answered questions I had been having about the Treaty & subsequent fighting that took place. Definitely, take the guided tour!!! At least walk through the Museums if you don’t desire to spend a long time there.

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    March 3, 2023

    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds experience was incredible. Not knowing any real New Zealand history it was an eye opener to how the treaty was created and how its intention to share all responsibilities between the British Empire and the Mauri nations was initially good for all in the Mauri translation but it left out a number issues that the empire added in their own English version. Gathering 500 chiefs for the treaty signing was an epic event. The stories told by our guide were entertaining and very informative. The Mauri museum was one of the best I have visited as I read every single plaque to absorb the significance of their culture and how they were short changed in the new nation of New Zealand. The war museum was also incredible on its own. We loved the Restaurant and its food choices. The nature park and its story of how it came be was also a wonderful experience. Overall, my wife and I loved every bit of it and came away with a whole new respect for everyone in New Zealand.

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    February 22, 2023

    The cultural experience was great. Learned more about the Maori heritage and the show was magical. Gave me goosebumps The presenters and the performers were so amazing. The cafe food was good and reasonably priced. In fact, every member of staff were brilliant at their job. Second visit and I will certainly take any future visitors to me along to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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    December 24, 2022

    Product ID: 182648