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Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House

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Waitangi National Trust Estate, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The new museum and carving studio at Waitangi Treaty Grounds make this an even more special place to visit. The museum takes you on a walking tour through the early days of settlement, both Maori and European. The quality of the displays is wonderful -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathrine909
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

A must-see! History breathes from these grounds. A wonderful museum, the treaty house, the wooden boat and of course the cultural performance: is worth the money! Check the schedule of the performances upfront.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 001mattyb
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Very interesting. We enjoyed every part of it; Museum, Guided Tour, Cultural performance and even the Shop! Everyone was interesting and knew what they were talking about. I think every Kiwi should go; I'm sure you will all learn something and it is all so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank X6175YRalank
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is the place where British and Maori history came together. You can easily spend a full day here. See the Treaty House where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Enjoy a Maori cultural performance in the Carved Meeting House. Take a guided tour of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

First time to the Museum of Waitangi. It is an absolute must see for every New Zealander and tourist. I grew up in the North. Attended many Waitangi Day celebrations there. I now understand. Only now. What we saw was a fascinating, powerful - yet...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Rehia
Reviewed 9 May 2018

As Kiwis we nearly didn't do the guided tour with the cultural experience. That would have been a mistake. Our lovely guide regaled us with great stories about the history of the area and was very personable (can't remember his name but he said he...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Waiheke_Is_Wine_Trs
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The story of how New Zealand was born is told here, and told well, without any cultural bias. It is told in a modern museum, with great use of technology - and it will take much longer than you think, so wear comfortable shoes. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank MikeD5862
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A superb Museum ,excellent information on Walls and the Movies which go every 15 mins in most cases are well worth watching.Some of the exhibits have been preserved so well ,we thoroughly enjoyed wandering through at our own pace ,which took at least two hours...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank freddie855
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I was so impressed with the whole visit to the Treaty grounds. We had a day pass $20 for New Zealand residents and $40 for the rest. Our visit began with the high energy polished performance of Maori action songs, poi and sticks etc, Maori...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A good guided tour should give people more than they would get from looking at displays, or at least give a sense of the stories of the place they are visiting. We did not find this the case. This place is an important site for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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