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Waitangi - Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Welcome to the birthplace of our nation, a place all New Zealanders belong to and where our people advance together. bledisloe

Gifted to the Nation by Lord and Lady Bledisloe in 1932, The Waitangi National Trust Treaty Grounds is a unique and fascinating insight into New Zealand's historic past. The Treaty of Waitangi, signed here in 1840 between the Maori Chiefs and British Crown, became the basis for life in New Zealand as we know it today.


Visit the historic Treaty House, fully carved Maori Meeting House, Maori War Canoe and Exhibition. Sir Apirana Ngata and Tau Henare built the carved meeting house or Whare Runanga. Experience the award winning Sound/Light display, learn all about the signing of the Treaty that formed the foundation of modern New Zealand life.

The Waitangi National Trust Estate comprises 506 hectares, a setting of natural beauty fit to house the key taonga ( treasures ) of the Waitangi Treaty grounds. A visitor centre and gallery, mangrove forest, golf course, abundant native bird life, wonderful bay views and heritage trees all compliment this epic location.


Places of interest: Waitangi Treaty Ground, Waitangi Golf Club, Mt. Bledisloe Look Out, Walking Track from Waitangi to Haruru Falls

Maori place name: Noisy or weeping water, wai (water), tangi (weeping or sounding).

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Major Towns in the Bay of Islands:
Waitangi | Paihia | Opua | Russell | Kerikeri | Kawakawa

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