Waitangi Treaty Grounds - The Birth Of Our Nation

Waitangi, site of the signing of the Waitangi Treaty between the British and the Maori. Often called the 'Birthplace of the Nation', Waitangi weaves together the strands and stories of many people, events and places to reveal the rich cultural history of Aotearoa New Zealand, offering an inspiring and meaningful experience for every visitor. During your guided tour, discover what impact the treaty and the English missions made on Maori history and culture. Explore the two contemporary museums, Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship and Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi, Treaty House, Te Whare Runanga and traditional Maori waka taua. Guests are part of an inspiring powhiri (welcome) that begins in front of Te Whare Runanga before moving inside. The immersive cultural performance includes waiata (songs), poi and a traditional haka (war dance). After the concert visitors can meet the cultural performers to ask questions and take photos. Before calling it a day, you’ll visit the gift shop for locally made jewellery, ceramics and New Zealand themed souvenirs.
  • Location

    Bay Of Islands

  • Tour Code


  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $89.99
    Children (12 & under) from $89.99



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