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Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February 1840. Set on a stunning site overlooking the Bay of Islands, Waitangi is...more
All reviews cultural show guided tour treaty grounds meeting house new zealand nz history entrance fee nz residents day pass war canoe maori guide well worth the visit overseas visitors beautiful location museum culture performers
Was looking forward to doing this but when we got there, they wanted to charge $50, it was going to take 3 hours and the only way you could do it was with a guided tour. I like going around at my pace and reading...More
We took an overseas guest to the Treaty grounds and whilst we all felt it was incredibly expensive ($50😱) we all enjoyed it especially the cultural show which was only 20 minutes but brought back lovely childhood memories whilst the overseas visit was just over...More
We were reluctant to visit at first because of the $50 entry fee and were unsure about the content, but decided to go based on comments of previous visitors.
We made the right decision to visit. The views and grounds were spectacular. The cultural show...More
Great place to visit for those interested in New Zealand history. Very well done Museum and cultural performance was very good. Great views out over the islands. Price is quite steep ($50) for what it is so would only recommend to those very interested in...More
We took the tour - along with 30-40 others in our group - with Dan Busby and weren't disappointed. He offered fascinating insights and proud stories of the Maori history and culture, with special emphasis on the treaty with the British. It was all done...More
Both an important historical and cultural site to the understanding of the Maori. Fun for all ages and the physically challenged. Don't miss the traditional ceremony at the Wharenui (big house) and the museum.
What a great place to visit and have a taste of Maori culture. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The cultural experience was moving. Plenty of history to see in the museum and an understanding why Maori folk love their history and culture and...More
Absolutely fabulous way to learn about NZ history and to experience the Maori culture! We loved our time here. The tour and the performances during the demonstration were terrific. Our tour guide was fun and informative and handled the treaty conflicts quite well.
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I would contact them directly. I loved this place. I arrived at 3:30pm and took me about an hour to look through the museum. I was invited back the next morning to do the walking tour and it was fabulous and so informative... More
I would contact them directly. I loved this place. I arrived at 3:30pm and took me about an hour to look through the museum. I was invited back the next morning to do the walking tour and it was fabulous and so informative. Given it was off season there was no dinner but the free walking tour (with a hilarious guide) finishes with a quality performance. You need to spend a whole morning or afternoon here. The entry cost is $50 NZD but worth it. Also, the entry fee is their only means of funding. The entry is inviting and the grounds are beautiful. The cafe was great too. I finished the walking tour in plenty of time to make the 1:30pm 'Hole in the Rock cruise' at Paihia. I was pleasantly surprised by this place and count it as one of the highlights on my two week trip.