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Upper Treaty Grounds
All day Waka will be on the water throughout the day with an appearance by the world’s largest ceremonial canoe, Ngātokimatawhaorua (tide and weather dependant).
Sports Field Area (opposite the Treaty Grounds)
Normal admission fees apply for all visitors on 5th February from 9.00am to 4.00pm. FREE entry to Waitangi Treaty Grounds applies from 4.00pm on 5th February until the end of 6th February. The Waitangi Festival is a family friendly event free from smoking, alcohol and fizzy drinks. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds festival programme is subject to change without notice.
On Tuesday 6th February, a FREE bus service will be provided for visitors parking at Bledisloe Domain. Parking costs $5 per vehicle. All proceeds from parking go to the Bay of Islands Rotary Club. Buses will run continuously between Bledisloe Domain and the Treaty Grounds from 8am to 8.30pm.
On Tuesday 6th February Fullers GreatSights will be operating a Waitangi pier stop on their regular ferry service from Russell. Ferries depart Russell on the hour and Waitangi (to Paihia) at 15 past the hour from 9:15am to 7:15pm.