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Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Paihia

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A significant slice of New Zealand's history, Waitangi Treaty Grounds commemorate the site where local Maori chiefs signed a historic treaty with the representatives of the British crown. Concluded in February 1840, the treaty recognized Maori ownership of their lands and granted them rights of British subjects. The agreement also established a British governor to administer the country. The grounds include a buidling erected in 1832 for one of the area's British residents, which today serves as a museum housing various historical exhibits and a copy of the original treaty. Get the most out of your visit by joining a guided tour, or attend a cultural performance of Maori songs and dances. A visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paihia online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It was a lovely beach walk to this area from Pahia. It.is set in beautiful surroundings. However, on arrival I could not justify paying the two day entry fee as I only had an afternoon available.....  more
    It was a lovely beach walk to this area from Pahia. It.is set in beautiful surroundings. However, on arrival I could not justify paying the two day entry fee as I only had an afternoon available.....  more »
  • We went here on two consecutive days. The first day we did the guided tour & 30 minute Māori experience (my husband was our groups chief). The tour guide certainly was a mind of information & the... 
    We went here on two consecutive days. The first day we did the guided tour & 30 minute Māori experience (my husband was our groups chief). The tour guide certainly was a mind of information & the...  more »
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  • We last came over 10+ years ago and found so much has changed since. There is a entrance fee for Adults, but children are free. Show your NZ Driver's License to pay the NZ Resident price. The cultural show is totally worth it and we learnt a lot about the Maori culture. Lots of places to explore and the kids enjoyed answering the questions related to each place of interest
  • We're from Australia so found the guided tour and cultural experience excellent. Very interesting and entertaining with comprehensive knowledge shared by the guides. The cafe closes early so if you want food don't leave it until after 2.30

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