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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand’s most important historic site where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty Grounds features the Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Enjoy strolling through one of New Zealand’s great beauty spots with its panoramic views of the Bay of Islands.

Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi opened in February 2016 and tells the story of Maori and European contact and the ongoing development of New Zealand as a nation through a mix of traditional museum displays and interactive technology; including digital labels and large-scale audio-visual displays.

Collection Type
Historic Site, History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconP O Box 48, Paihia, Bay of Islands 0247
Telephone number icon64-9-402 7437
Web address iconhttp://www.waitangi.org.nz
Email address iconinfo@waitangi.org.nz
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Visitor Information
Physical address iconTau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconOpen daily except Christmas Day 26 December to 29 February: 9am to 6pm 1 March to 24 December: 9am to 5pm
Charges iconDay Pass (valid for 2 consecutive days) Adult $40.00 NZ resident (ID required) $20.00 Children (up to 18 years) Free* *Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Price not valid for schools or groups.

Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryParkingShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesToilets
Day Pass includes: - Admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Entry to the new Museum of Waitangi - An informative Guided Tour (50 minutes) - A high-energy Cultural Performance (30 minutes) - Full access to New Zealand's most important historic site, featured icons, bush walks and spectacular Bay of Islands views


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Te Kōngahu Waitangi Museum by Night - Exhibition Floor Talk

Exhibition floor talk by Peter Shaw, Curator of the Fletcher Trust Collection. Join Peter as he talks about Tirohanga Whānui and the works included in the exhibition. Featuring New Zealand landscapes and imagery, ...

Dates: 18-May-2017