Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Bay Of Islands

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of discovery through Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site, where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi.

Features of Waitangi Treaty Grounds include Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House, a carving studio and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

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 may purchase a Day Pass 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.

Hāngi and concert evenings are scheduled during the summer months – an intimate cultural experience not to be missed.

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 28 February: 9am – 6pm
1 March to 24 December: 9am – 5pm
Day Pass: $25 to $50, children (up to 18yrs) free if accompanied by parent or caregiver.

Hangi and Concert: Adult: $120 – $110, Child (up to 15 years) $55.00

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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)