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.

The Backpacker Group Members Deal

20% discount off of the Day Pass.

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Tours & Products

Waitangi Experience Day Pass

Guided Tours depart regularly daily

Cultural Performances at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

 

Hāngi and Concert

October 1st to 30th April

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays

6pm until 8.30pm 

Hostels Nearby

Mousetrap Backpackers

Saltwater Lodge

Terms & Conditions

  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]co.nz.  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.