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Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Day Pass

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

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in New Zealand history on the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Spend time exploring the brand new Museum
  • Enjoy the stunning surrounds with bush walks and spectacular Bay of Island’s views
  • 1 hour guided tour of the grounds with one of our local guides
  • Take the 1 hour guided tour of the grounds with one of our local guides

Experience New Zealand's most important historic location and journey back through time to the founding or our nation.

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is where Maori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown: the Treaty of Waitangi.

Visit this beautiful site overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands, learn how the treaty was hotly debated in 1840 and find out how that debate continues today. A Day Pass to the Treaty Grounds gives you an all-inclusive experience of Waitangi, while enjoying panoramic views of the Bay.

Location: Tau Henare Drive, Paihia.

Adult Visitor $50.00
NZ Resident $25.00

What's included

  • Admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Entry to the brand new Museum of Waitangi
  • The Waitangi - birthplace of a Nation introductory film (22 minutes)
  • 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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 days duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • 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.

Available Bookings from September 19 to September 25

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 19 Sep
Fri 20 Sep
Sat 21 Sep
Sun 22 Sep
Mon 23 Sep
Tue 24 Sep
Wed 25 Sep

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$30.00
  • NZ Resident$25.00

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$30.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$30.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$30.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$30.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$30.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$35.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

1spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$35.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$35.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$35.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$35.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$35.00
  • NZ Resident$17.50

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$50.00
  • NZ Resident$25.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$50.00
  • NZ Resident$25.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$50.00
  • NZ Resident$25.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$50.00
  • NZ Resident$25.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$50.00
  • NZ Resident$25.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult Visitor$50.00
  • NZ Resident$25.00

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

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

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Bryce Griffiths from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2017

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Treaty visit - superb

Great cultural experience.

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Jonathan from United Kingdom wrote on 22 October 2017

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The guided tour is a must with excellent guides and I really enjoyed the cultural performance as it was done with sense of performance and fun that I think was a good balance. Museum and grounds with sea views complete the package and easily worth half a day to fully appreciate it including the cafe (just outside) that served good quality food.

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Mary Pettit from United Kingdom wrote on 03 March 2018

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

A brilliant guided tour with Maori traditional welcome and dancing. A great museum . A visit not to be missed a real treat . Would go again

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Linda from Australia wrote on 15 February 2018

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Waitangi Day Experience

This is a must see activity for both locals and overseas visitors. You need to devote a day to take full advantage of the tour, cultural activity, museum visit, Treay House & Meeting House visits and wood carving workshop as well as to just enjoy the gardens and surrounds. It is an extra special deal with bookme.co.nz. Fantastic value!

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Karryn from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2019

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Mixed feelings....

For starters - while I’m aware the government does not provide operational funding, this place should of be charging NZ citizens to visit, and especially not $25 per person. The tour was very much aimed at international tourists , with a lot of Maori culture focus - and barely touched on the detail of the treaty content and subsequent issues. The museum is new, but presented in the old style book on the wall format, and was difficult to engage with. Beautiful site and all NZ’s should visit but the price and attached format is very disappointing.

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