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Waitangi Cultural Experience

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Starting from $159 USD / Adult
Spend an enlightening day sharing the history and culture of New Zealand’s Maori tribe. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where in 1840 an agreement was signed giving Britain sovereignty over New Zealand. Though much contested as to the true nature of the accord, it remains a seminal moment in history. Visit the house where the treaty was signed and learn how it shaped New Zealand. Next, enter an ornately carved meeting house, Te Whare Runanga, for a dazzling performance of Maori weaponry, stick games, and the traditional “haka”, a spellbinding dance. Afterwards, take part in Maori workshop. Learn the art of flax weaving. Try your hand at making a traditional Maori flute. Or, learn to perform the “haka” yourself. Round out the day with a tour of the Museum of Waitangi. Learn the story of the region and its people, and see Maori treasures amassed from throughout New Zealand.
  • Learn about the historic Waitangi Treaty and stand on the spot where it was signed.
  • Visit the majestically carved “meeting house” for a demonstration of Maori weaponry and tribal rituals.
  • Choose a hands-on workshop and learn one of the timeless skills the Maori have passed down for generations.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to walk over grassy, gravel and hard-floor surfaces that are uneven in some places.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Location Bay Of Islands, New ZealandBay Of Islands, New Zealand
Tour Code BIG2BIG2
Duration3.00 Hours3.00 Hours
Activity Level#Medium#Medium
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