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Day Pass including Guided Tour and Cultural Performance

Visit one of the most historically significant places in New Zealand - the Bay of Islands' Waitangi Treaty Grounds - with this admission and tour package.

Highlights

The Treaty Grounds
The Museum of Waitangi
Live cultural performance
Guided tour
Valid for 2 days
Children under 18 FREE

What you need to know

If you're interested in New Zealand's history and culture, there are few places in the country that can compare to the Bay of Islands' Waitangi Treaty Grounds. With this day pass enjoy entry to the Treaty Grounds and the newly opened Museum of Waitangi - valid for 2 consecutive days - which will allow you to observe and take part in various well-presented displays and multimedia presentations offering interesting insights into Maori culture and customs to further enhance your experience.

Capping it all off is the cultural performance which encourages audience participation and even allows a member of the visitors to become "Chief"! As one of the true locations in the country that encapsulates everything "original New Zealand" is all about, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a must for any NZ travel itinerary - so book your cultural package online here today. Offering stunning scenery and a very in depth and interesting history, this tour will certainly not disappoint. Purchase your tickets here today.

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Inclusions

  • Pass will be valid 2 consecutive days
  • Admission to the Museum of Waitangi
  • Admission to the Treaty Grounds
  • Guided tour
  • Cultural performance

Highlights

  • Visit New Zealand's most important historic site and enjoy the panoramic views of the beautiful Bay of Islands
  • Bring your visit alive with a Guided Tour and a Cultural Performance
  • The Museum of Waitangi enhances your Waitangi Treaty Grounds experience by introducing the story of the area and its people through the use of multi-media and visual displays
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds has a year round calendar of cultural performances, public events and displays of the nation’s most important historical treasures
  • Extensive park-like grounds with abundant native bird life, heritage gardens, trees, and mangrove boardwalk
  • Stunning sea views of the Bay of Islands

More about Guided Tour

  • Learn more about the history, discover the stories, personalities and events that shaped New Zealand
  • Duration 50 minutes
  • Every hour on the hour, 10am to 4pm

More about Cultural Performances

  • The performance starts with a spine tingling challenge outside, followed by a full performance inside the carved Meeting House including waiata (singing), poi, stick games, Māori weaponry display and the famous haka
  • Duration 30 minutes, plus time after the show to interact with the performers, ask questions and take photos
  • October and November: 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • December to March: 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm
  • April to September: 11am, 1pm and 2pm

Operating Hours

  • 26 December to 29 February: 9am to 6pm
  • 1 March to 24 December: 9am to 5pm

Location

Driving directions

  • From Auckland take State Highway One north, following the Twin Coast Discovery tourist route, 165 km to Whangarei. Continue on SH1 approximately 60 km further north, to the point where SH1 bends left to the town of Kawakawa. Follow the signs straight ahead at this junction, a further 15 km to Paihia. The waterfront road through Paihia arrives at a roundabout. Waitangi Treaty Grounds is signposted straight ahead, across a narrow vehicle bridge. Driving time approximately 3 hours

From Bay of Islands airport (Kerikeri)

  • Drive south on State Highway 10 approximately 10 km. At the Puketona junction turn off left, signposted to Paihia, approximately 18 km to the oceanfront roundabout. Turn left to Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Terms

  • New Zealand residents receive discounted admission (ID required)
  • Children under 18 FREE
  • Please note that activities, times and prices may be subject to change

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Day Pass including Guided Tour and Cultural Performance

1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, NZ 0293