The Waitangi Treaty House Grounds is New Zealand’s premier historic site where in 1840 New Zealand’s most significant document was signed by the British Crown and Maori chiefs, the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Treaty grounds feature the historic treaty house, the magnificently carved meeting house and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

We suggest you take the guided tour of all the major treasures – it doesn’t cost much extra ( around $10.00) and the guides really bring the treaty to life and introduce you to some of the personalities and events that have shaped New Zealand .

There are also cultural performances scheduled throughout the day and an evening Hangi and Concert .

A new museum and education centre opened in February 2016.

What our travellers enjoyed about their visit to Waitangi…

  • Touring the area with the guide to gain an insight into the Maori and European settlement of New Zealand
  • Viewing the Centre exhibition which offers an easy to follow time-line of historical events
  • Taking in the sweeping views across the Treaty grounds to the Bay and beyond
  • Photographing some of the amazing carvings in the meeting house and on the war canoe