Waitangi Treaty Grounds Tour & Performance

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Highlights & inclusions

The Treaty Grounds
The Museum of Waitangi
Live cultural performance
Guided tour
Valid for 2 days
Children under 18 FREE

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Thu, May 30, 2024

What you can expect

If you're interested in New Zealand's history and culture, there are few places in the country that can compare to the Bay of Islands' Waitangi Treaty Grounds. With this day pass enjoy entry to the Treaty Grounds and the newly opened Museum of Waitangi - valid for 2 consecutive days - which will allow you to observe and take part in various well-presented displays and multimedia presentations offering interesting insights into Maori culture and customs to further enhance your experience.

Capping it all off is the cultural performance which encourages audience participation and even allows a member of the visitors to become "Chief"! As one of the true locations in the country that encapsulates everything "original New Zealand" is all about, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a must for any NZ travel itinerary - so book your cultural package online here today. Offering stunning scenery and a very in depth and interesting history, this tour will certainly not disappoint. Purchase your tickets here today.


What you need to know

  • Access to Te Kongahu Museum
  • Access to Te Rau Aroha Museum
  • Guided Tour (50 mins)
  • Cultural Performance (30 mins )
  • Access to all historic sites and the world's largest war canoe.
  • Visit New Zealand's most important historic site and enjoy the panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Islands
  • Bring your visit alive with a Guided Tour and a Cultural Performance
  • The Museum of Waitangi enhances your Waitangi Treaty Grounds experience by introducing the story of the area and its people through the use of multi-media and visual displays
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds has a year round calendar of cultural performances, public events and displays of the nation’s most important historical treasures
  • Extensive park-like grounds with abundant native bird life, heritage gardens, trees, and mangrove boardwalk
  • Stunning sea views of the Bay of Islands __More about Guided Tour__
  • Learn more about the history, discover the stories, personalities and events that shaped New Zealand
  • Duration 50 minutes
  • Between 10am and 4pm __More about Cultural Performances__
  • The performance starts with a spine tingling challenge outside, followed by a full performance inside the carved Meeting House including waiata (singing), poi, stick games, Māori weaponry display and the famous haka
  • Duration 30 minutes, plus time after the show to interact with the performers, ask questions and take photos
  • Performance times are 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Operating Hours
  • Open every day except Christmas Day and Waitangi Day (6 February)
  • From 26 December to 28 February: 9am to 6pm
  • From 1 March to 24 December: 9am to 5pm
  • __Driving directions__
  • From Auckland take State Highway One north, following the Twin Coast Discovery tourist route, 165 km to Whangarei. Continue on SH1 approximately 60 km further north, to the point where SH1 bends left to the town of Kawakawa. Follow the signs straight ahead at this junction, a further 15 km to Paihia. The waterfront road through Paihia arrives at a roundabout. Waitangi Treaty Grounds is signposted straight ahead, across a narrow vehicle bridge. Driving time approximately 3 hours __From Bay of Islands airport (Kerikeri)__
  • Drive south on State Highway 10 approximately 10 km. At the Puketona junction turn off left, signposted to Paihia, approximately 18 km to the oceanfront roundabout. Turn left to Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Additional Information
  • New Zealand residents receive discounted admission (ID required)
  • Children under 18 FREE
  • Please note that activities, times and prices may be subject to change
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

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I just absolutely loved the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

I just absolutely loved the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. They are seriously situated on the best real estate over looking the bay. I loved the history of all the culture and it was great that you could just peruse at your own pace!

Shelly over 7 years ago

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