Waitangi National Reserve
The Very Heart of New Zealand's History
This is where New Zealand's modern history began. Arrive at the Visitor Centre for a background on the events of 1840 and browse in the very special souvenir shop. Take time to walk the grounds - your first stop will be the magnificent Maori War Canoe, Ngatokimatawhaorua. Stroll up to the award-winning display in the superb Maori Meeting House and absorb the heart of our history in the Treaty House itself.
Park-like grounds, native birdsong, wonderful Bay views, and space to move! Come and capture your own views of this important historical site, walk the mangroves and see the waterfall. It's all on the Waitangi National Reserve.