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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  • We took a guided tour through the museum and the grounds, which was informative, relaxed and very enjoyable. the whole place is beautifully presented and has a peaceful feeling about it. Stunning... 
    We took a guided tour through the museum and the grounds, which was informative, relaxed and very enjoyable. the whole place is beautifully presented and has a peaceful feeling about it. Stunning...  more »
  • What a sobering experience of all the History that is told in the Musuem and on the Guided Tour. The guide was a real character and made the tour fabulous 
    What a sobering experience of all the History that is told in the Musuem and on the Guided Tour. The guide was a real character and made the tour fabulous  more »
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  • Scenic ground, with beach access. We could not get tickets as the place was all sold out but enjoyed the cafe. Prefect picnic spot. We will definitely plan to visit it soon again and hopefully next time with tickets booked in advance.
  • Go. Even if you are a Kiwi who knows our history (as we are) you will definitely gain something from the exhibits. An amazing and informative development, without losing the atmosphere of the grounds. Fantastic staff too.

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