Waitangi, overlooking the Bay of Islands in North Island, is home to the most significant historic site in New Zealand. The award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers an authentic experience of Maori culture and New Zealand’s early history, following the signing of the nation’s founding document between Maori chiefs and the British Crown. For culture and history enthusiasts, there is much to do – enjoy an immersive cultural performance in the uniquely carved Whare Runanga (Treaty House), and visit the museum, carving studio and a massive ceremonial war canoe. Not just Treaty House, Waitangi also calls out to visitors with panoramic views of the bay, right up to the forest path leading to the scenic Haruru waterfalls.
Waitangi Treaty Ground
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