Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Bay Of Islands

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi welcomes you on a journey of discovery through Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site. Explore the two new contemporary museums, Te Rau Aroha, Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, the carving studio, the Treaty House, Te Whare Rūnanga (Carved Meeting House), traditional Māori waka taua (war canoes) and enjoy a full programme of tours and cultural performances.

Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi holds a stunning collection of stories and taonga (treasured objects) which bring to life the history of Waitangi. Discover world class interactive displays and enjoy the temporary gallery featuring touring exhibitions.

Te Rau Aroha was opened in 2020 and commemorates the service and sacrifice of Māori in the NZ Armed Forces, sharing stories of heroism, loss and restoration from the world wars and subsequent conflicts.

Visitors to Waitangi Treaty Grounds purchase an Experience which includes a guided tour (50 minutes), a Māori cultural performance (30 minutes), entry to the two museums, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House, and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

Waitangi by Night is available from December to March. Experience Waitangi like never before with after-hours museum access, a gourmet barbecue and games on the Treaty Grounds.

The award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a must-do for all visitors to the Bay of Islands.

Open daily except Christmas day

26 December to 31 January: 9am – 6pm
1 February to 24 December: 9am – 5pm

Experience Pass: $25 for NZ residents, children (up to 18yrs) free if accompanied by parent or caregiver.
Waitangi by Night: Adult: $85, Child (under 12 years) $40

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Monday to Friday: 9am – 6pm (26 Dec - 28 Feb) | 9am – 5pm (1 Mar - 24 Dec)

Saturday: 9am – 6pm (26 Dec - 28 Feb) | 9am – 5pm (1 Mar - 24 Dec)

Sunday: 9am – 6pm (26 Dec - 28 Feb) | 9am – 5pm (1 Mar - 24 Dec)