The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand’s most important historic site where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty Grounds features the Museum of Waitangi, the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.
Enjoy strolling through one of New Zealand’s great beauty spots with its panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. Visitors to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds purchase a Day Pass that includes a guided tour of the grounds and a cultural performance in the carved Meeting House.
Hangi and Concert evenings are scheduled from 1 October to the 30th April.
The Museum of Waitangi opened in February 2016 and tells the story of Maori and European contact and the ongoing development of New Zealand as a nation through a mix of traditional museum displays and interactive technology; including digital labels and large-scale audio-visual displays.
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 18 years) $55.00