Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Discover the history of New Zealand

Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of discovery through New Zealand’s most important historic site.

An absolute ‘must-do’ for all visitors to New Zealand, the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is one of our nation’s premier attractions and tells New Zealand’s story of two peoples coming together as one, under the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Enjoy an inspiring and interactive full day experience through Waitangi’s contemporary museum, powerful Māori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, entertaining guided tours, engaging visitor centre, lush native forest and gardens, inspiring art gallery and carving studio, traditional Māori waka (canoe) and hāngi, tranquil café and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

Journey through our nation’s past to explore the many strands and stories of the people, events and places that have woven together to shape our nation’s history.

The story of Waitangi begins the journey of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Contact Details

P O Box 48, Paihia, Bay of Islands 0247

64-9-402 7437



Visitor Information

Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands

Open daily except Christmas Day 26 December to 29 February: 9am to 6pm 1 March to 24 December: 9am to 5pm

Day Pass (valid for 2 consecutive days) Adult $50.00 NZ resident (ID required) $25.00 Children (up to 18 years) Free* *Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Price not valid for schools or groups.


Wheelchair access


Reference library



Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes


Other Facilities

Valid for two consecutive days and includes admission to Waitangi Treaty Grounds plus…
• Entry to Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi
• An informative Guided Tour with one of our local guides (50 minutes)
• A high-energy, entertaining Cultural Performance (30 minutes)
• The opportunity to watch carvers in action in our Carving Studio
• The Waitangi – Birthplace of a Nation Introductory film (22 minutes)
• Full access to New Zealand’s most important historic site, heritage buildings,
bush walks and spectacular Bay of Islands views.
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