The Treaty of Waitangi (maori: Te Tiriti o Waitangi) is NZ's founding document and is an agreement that was made between the British Crown and 540 Maori rangatira (chiefs). It was signed here, at the Treaty Ground, an expansive & beautiful historic site overlooking the Bay of Islands. As well as spectacular views, you can enjoy the historic grounds, the museum, fascinating cultural performances and a traditional Maori feast. Every February 6, the grounds host the Waitangi festival with the most senior Maori representatives and NZ Government officials attending to commemorate the Treaty signing.
Tours in the region (click on a photo to get details of a tour):