Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Experience Pass


A Day Pass to the Treaty Grounds gives you an all-inclusive experience of Waitangi, while enjoying panoramic views of the Bay.


  • Immerse yourself in New Zealand history on the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Spend time exploring the new museums
  • Enjoy the stunning surrounds with bush walks and spectacular Bay of Island’s views
  • Take an informative guided tour of the grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of discovery through Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site, where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi.

Features of Waitangi Treaty Grounds include Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House, a carving studio and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi holds a stunning collection of stories and taonga (treasured objects) which bring to life the history of Waitangi. Discover world class interactive displays and enjoy the temporary gallery featuring touring exhibitions.

Te Rau Aroha was opened in 2020 and commemorates the service and sacrifice of Māori in the NZ Armed Forces, sharing stories of heroism, loss and restoration from the world wars and subsequent conflicts.

Visitors to Waitangi Treaty Grounds may purchase a Day Pass which includes a guided tour (50 minutes), a Māori cultural performance (30 minutes), entry to the two museums, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House, and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

Hāngi and concert evenings are scheduled during the summer months – an intimate cultural experience not to be missed.

The award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a must-do for all visitors to the Bay of Islands.

Adult Visitor $60.00
NZ Resident $30.00
Child $0.00 (Under 18 years. Must be accompanied by an adult.)

What's included

  • Admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Entry to Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and Te Rau Aroha Museum
  • An informative guided tour with one of our local guides (1 hour)
  • A high-energy, entertaining cultural performance (30 minutes)
  • Full access to New Zealand’s most historic site, featured icons, bush walks and spectacular Bay of Island’s views


  • The duration of this experience is 1 days


  • Tau Henare Drive, Paihia to Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Adult price applies to ages 18+. New Zealand Residents must provide I.D.

    Children FREE (up to 18 years when accompanied by parent or caregiver).

    Closed Christmas Day.

    Tour departure times:From 26 December to 28 February tours depart every 30 minutes between 10am and 4.30pm.

    From 1 March to 24 December tours depart every hour on the hour between 10am to 4pm.

    Please select your preferred time for the Guided Tour and Cultural Performance as you proceed to checkout.

    Cultural performance times:From 26 December to 28 February: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm.

    From 1 March to 24 December: 11am, 1pm & 3pm.

    Please select your preferred time for the Guided Tour and Cultural Performance as you proceed to checkout.

    Opening Hours:26 December to 29 February: 9am to 6pm.

    1 March to 24 December: 9am to 5pm.

    On 6 February each year (Waitangi Day), Waitangi Treaty Grounds closes its buildings for the day and the grounds become the location of a free festival for the public to enjoy.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Carol Critchley from United Kingdom wrote on 03 February 2020

A 'must visit' when in Northland

The guided tour and cultural show provide a really good introduction and overview of Maori life and culture. The exhibition was good too. Many interesting artifacts. Once the new exhibition hall (as yet unnamed) is open it will provide an even broader experience.

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Sarah from Australia wrote on 06 March 2020

Good day out

The tour was informative & the cultural performance was good. My toddlers actually sat through it which was a bonus. Museum was excellent and I would have spent hours there if I didn’t have little kids in tow. The staff couldn’t find my booking but sorted it out with no dramas and one of the ladies was really helpful when we were a few minutes late for the tour. They’ve definitely poured some $$ into this place.

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mirjanag from Australia wrote on 22 March 2020

Great experience!

It was a full day of great experience and learning about New Zealand culture and heritage! Great concert from the local Maori group. The largest war canoe built by the Maori is fascinating and a real piece of art too. All museums were great and very informative. Great and knowledgeable guides too. Highly recommend it to everyone!

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gizelles from Australia wrote on 15 March 2020

Culture history and entertainment

I had the most enjoyable time. The mix of history, culture and entertainment were amazing. The natural landscapes, facilities and attitudes of all people involved are to be commended. What an amazing presentation and representation of New Zealand. Thank you for an enjoyable day.

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kend from Australia wrote on 08 March 2020


The Museum’s static displays are very informative and are well put together - a credit to the volunteers who o his n. Shoe string budget. Th NZ government shoul be more supportive it’s finding. The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The cultural performance was excellent and very professional. A great day out for all visitors to obtain a short history lesson on New Zealand - with enough detail to keep it real and interesting

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