Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand’s most important historic site where in 1840 Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed. Enjoy the two new contemporary museums, Treaty House, Te Whare Rūnanga, and the world’s largest ceremonial waka with the all-inclusive Experience Pass.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds welcomes you on a journey of the place where much of New Zealand’s history was shaped.
An absolute must-do for all visitors to New Zealand, the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a national treasure and tells our nation’s history of the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Often called the ‘Birthplace of our Nation’, Waitangi weaves together the strands and stories of many peoples, events and places to reveal the rich cultural history of our nation, offering an inspiring and meaningful experience for every visitor.
Enjoy an interactive full day experience in the two contemporary museums, powerful Māori cultural performances in Te Whare Rūnanga, insightful guided tours, native forest and gardens, carving studio, traditional Māori waka (canoe), and café all with views over the Bay of Islands.
During the summer months, Waitangi Treaty Grounds also offers the Hāngi & Concert evening experience.