Waitangi Experience Pass

Waitangi Experience Pass

Discover Waitangi’s contemporary museums, Māori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, informative guided tours, native forest, carving studio, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, and a quality café, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

Highlights

  • Full access to New Zealand’s most important historic site, including all heritage buildings and waka

  • Entry to Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and Te Rau Aroha museum

  • Informative guided tour around Waitangi Treaty Grounds (50 minutes)

  • Authentic Māori cultural performance (30 minutes)

  • Live demonstrations in our Carving Studio

Visit

Full Description

Make your way to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands and engage in a variety of educational activities scheduled during operating hours. Expect to spend about 4 hours exploring New Zealand's most historic site; you can use your admission ticket for two consecutive days.

Perhaps start with Waitangi – Birthplace of a Nation, an introductory film about how Aotearoa's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was created between the British Crown and the North Island’s Māori chiefs. Then embark on a 50-minute guided tour, which run every hour on the hour. You'll find a copy of the treaty in the Visitor Centre, see an authentic ceremonial war canoe, and even stand in the spot where the treaty was signed.

Step foot in the Museum of Waitangi Te Kōngahu, opened in 2016. See permanent and changing exhibits, along with an education center on the first floor, and make use of multimedia and visual displays. Significant taonga (treasures) associated with Waitangi were scattered throughout New Zealand and now take their place in the museum.

Don't miss a 30-minute cultural performance outside the meeting house where Te Pitowhenua, a resident performing arts group, welcomes you inside with a traditional Māori welcome (powhiri). Seated in stunning carved surroundings that depict history and genealogy, you'l watch a high-energy show. Poi twirling, Māori weaponry, stick games, heavenly harmonies, and a traditional haka dance will leave you spellbound. After the show there is an opportunity to meet the performers, ask questions, and take photos with them.

Includes

Valid for 2 consecutive days

Meeting Point

Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Northland

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

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Waitangi Experience Pass (NZ ID required)

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