Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The nation we know today as Aotearoa New Zealand was born at Waitangi. This is our country’s single most important historical site – an essential destination for any visitor to New Zealand.

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The nation we know today as Aotearoa New Zealand was born at Waitangi. This is our country’s single most important historical site – an essential destination for any visitor to New Zealand.

It’s an extraordinary feeling to stand at the very spot where the Treaty of Waitangi, our founding document, was signed by Māori chiefs and the British Crown on 6 February 1840.  There’s plenty to discover and experience at this remarkable place.

Te Whare Rūnanga (the House of Assembly) is the incredible meeting house which features beautiful and intricate carving, inside and out.

The waka house is home to the world’s largest war canoe, known as Ngātokimatawhaorua. This impressive vessel requires a crew of 76 to sail it.

The Museum of Waitangi is a state-of-the-art permanent exhibition where past and present meet. Here you can experience Ko Waitangi Tenei: This is Waitangi, which tells the story of Waitangi through multi-media displays and extraordinary taonga, or cultural treasures.

To help you make the most of your visit, you can also choose an all-inclusive Waitangi Day-Pass. Explore the Waitangi Treaty Grounds by day and enjoy a hangi and concert in the evening.

 

Facilities and Information

  • accessible Wheel chair accessibility
  • wc Toilet
  • attach_money Entry fees may apply

Contact information

+64 9 402 7437

info@waitangi.org.nz

waitangi.org.nz

Location

1 Tau Henare Drive,
Waitangi,
Bay of Islands 

Hours

26 December to 29 February: 9am to 6pm
1 March to 24 December: 9am to 5pm

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