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Imagen Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass

4 Calificación

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4 hours

Spend the day exploring the Waitangi Treaty Grounds while soaking up the scenery and story of New Zealand’s most important historic site. Your day pass includes admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, entry to the brand new Museum of Waitangi, an informative (50-minute) guided tour, cultural performance (30-minutes), Waitangi – Birthplace of a Nation introductory film and full access to New Zealand’s most important historic site, featured icons, bush walks and the spectacular views of the Bay of Islands.Visit: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia New ZealandStand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document – the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) - was signed on 6 February 1840, and find out more about how this document has forged the unique land that is now called Aotearoa New Zealand.Museum of Waitangi The Museum of Waitangi Te Kōngahu opened on 7 February 2016. The two storey museum houses a permanent exhibition Ko Waitangi Tēnei on the ground floor and changing exhibitions, along with an education center on the first floor.The museum enhances the Waitangi Treaty Grounds experience by introducing the story of the area and its people through high quality exhibition and learning spaces, making use of multi-media and visual displays. Significant taonga (treasures) associated with Waitangi were scattered throughout New Zealand and have now made the journey home to take their place in the Museum of Waitangi Te Kōngahu. Guided Tour A large copy of the Treaty of Waitangi in the Visitor Centre sets the scene for your informative tour. Stepping outside takes you through lush native forest to the sparkling waters of the bay, where you’ll discover Ngātokimatawhaorua, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. The story of the journey of Māori ancestors to Aotearoa is revealed before you continue along a gently sloping track to the flagstaff. Near the flagstaff is the very spot where the Treaty w


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Imagen Waitangi Mountain Bike Park Experience

Waitangi Mountain Bike Park Experience

5 Calificación

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1 to 10 hours

The Waitangi Mountain Bike Park is a purpose built mountain bike park with over 50km of world class trails built by the professionals. There are tracks to suit all abilities from families and novices to experts! All our trips include a high quality, new full-suspension or front suspension mountain bike, helmet, map, trail advice, as well a padded Gel Seat (for extra comfort), and also the mountain bike park entry which is a donation to trail building and trail maintenance- Keeping the community park going! We are also more than happy to give you a free and complimentary shuttle from our HQ here in Paihia to the Mountain Bike Park (and return). We are only 3km from the start of the tracks so it is easy to ride there as wellThe Waitangi Mountain Bike Park provides the perfect introduction to mountain biking with lots of easy, scenic trails that you can take at your own pace. It currently offers over 20 trails (50km) of varying difficulty with great flow and features, from introductory downhill riding, jump trails, cross country, beginner trails and loads of tracks for the experts too. Designed by Jeff Carter from Southstar Trails, who also built the world-class trails in the Redwoods, Rotorua, the trail network has grown rapidly over the past six months and the trails cater to all levels of ability. There are plenty of fast, flowing berms, rollers and jumps. Grade 2 and 3 runs are so well built, theyre still fun for more advanced riders.The initial trail design and development has focused on the family friendly grades with most of the trails built grade 2 (easy), 3 (intermediate),some grade 4 (advanced) and few Grade 5 (Expert) tracks. The downhill trails milk the most out of the vertical elevation available providing a lot of fun for a small amount of climbingAll up there are five zones to be developed (70-80km!!) so theres plenty more trail development planned in the years to come. Check out all the awesome trails and riding options here! We INCLUDE your


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Imagen Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Maori Hangi Dinner and Concert at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds

5 Calificación

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2 hours 30 minutes

Long summer evenings in the Bay of Islands lend themselves perfectly to a twilight cultural experience. This Hāngi and Concert is an intimate themed evening complete with a taste of Māori culture. You will experience the traditional cooking process (hangi), a short bush walk where you will see Maori warriors as well as enjoying a cultural performance.Your Hāngi and Concert ticket includes a Day Pass to the Treaty Grounds, allowing you to experience all that the Waitangi Treaty Grounds has to offer.Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.Visit: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia New ZealandYour night will begin at Whare Waka Café within the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where you will be greeted by your host and will finish back at the café where you will be seated for your delicious hāngi feast.Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival as you mix and mingle in the charming outdoor setting at Whare Waka Café.Your charismatic and informative host will guide you through the evening’s events. Watch as the expert hāngi chef unveils your dinner and explains the traditional cooking process.Be transported back in time as you follow your host on a short bush walk, where you will be approached by two Māori warriors before you experience a traditional challenge (wero).Prepare to be amazed as the resident performing arts group Te Pitowhenua entertains you with a high energy cultural performance.Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner of various meats, stuffing, vegetables, breads, salads and steamed pudding for dessert.Your Hangi and Concert ticket also includes a day pass to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which will allow you entry to the brand new museum, watch the birthplace of a nation introductory film (22-minutes) and have a 50-minute guided tour with a local guide.


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Imagen Shore Excursion: Bay of Islands Maori War Canoe Tour

Shore Excursion: Bay of Islands Maori War Canoe Tour

3 Calificación

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3 hours

Enjoy this memorable shore excursion from where your cruise ship tenders in Paihia. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to delve into the Northern Maori culture from the Ngapuhi confederation of tribes, New Zealand’s largest tribal nation by using the living landscapes and environment as the setting and natural backdrop for your tour.The best part of your 3 hour tour is done in a Waka taua (traditional Maori war canoe) built from a mixture of composite and traditional materials. You will also visit a Marae (meeting ground), historical sites and learn the age old art of storytelling to share the traditions, customs and the compelling stories of the bygone era. The activities are both interactive and educational where you will learn the ceremonial chants and haka of the magnificent Waka taua while absorbing the breath-taking natural and stunning beauty of the Waitangi river tidal estuaries, its rain-forest and the cultural living landscapes.In 2012 this tour gained international recognition and prestige when National Geographic Traveler acknowledged this Maori war canoe voyage and cultural experience as being among “The world’s top 50 tours of a lifetime”.The Bay of Islands in the deep blue depths of the South Pacific, is the most vibrantly Maori part of New Zealand and is the best possible place to immerse yourself in authentic traditional Maori culture that’s managed to roll with the punches of modernity without losing its color or its soul.Make your way to the Waitangi boat ramp where you will meet your Ngapuhi guide.On the first leg of the voyage the waka glides up the tidal estuaries of the Waitangi. In no time you realize this is an experience unlike any other in New Zealand. Engage with your Maori host who shares personal tribal and family histories. Enjoy panoramic views, vibrant and stunning colors that stretch the length of the river banks and beyond. The first leg of the voyage culminates with the arrival in the pool of the Harur


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Imagen 5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Shore Excursion from Waitangi Wharf

5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Shore Excursion from Waitangi Wharf

4.5 Calificación

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5 hours 30 minutes

Create lasting memories on this half-day tour of the Bay of Islands from your cruise ships arrival at the Waitangi Wharf.The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. This guided tour shows you an abundance of breathtaking picturesque views giving you plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of New Zealand.Your tour will include a Bakery/Café stop for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “on the go”. Your Bay Of Islands tour guide will instruct you on where to catch the shuttle buses back to the tenders should you wish to stay in town longer once your tour ends.At 9.15am you will be met by your tour guide at the Waitangi Wharf before you depart on your half-day tour. Your first stop is the Kawiti glow worm caves which is about a 30-minute drive from the Waitangi Wharf. You will be able to enjoy a magical glowworm experience.You will then move on to Kawakawa. This is a small town which is also known as “train town”.  At 11:45am you will be at the Puketi Forest. This is a 15,000 hectare forest which contains magnificent stands of Kauri and a rich ecological diversity.The next stop is the Makana Chocolate Factory in Kerikeri. This is a boutique chocolate factory where you can watch the making of chocolates, taste a few samples and of course shop for some delicious treats. You will also be able to visit the Kauri Workshop next door which has crafts and collectables for sale.You will then visit the famous horse shoe waterfalls, Haruru Falls. These falls are located in a hidden valley on the beautiful and peaceful Waitangi River.The last stop of the day is the Waitangi look-out Loop. This is a final chance to take in the stunning views over Waitangi and the Bay of Islands, before your transportation back to the wharf or Paihia if you would prefer to have a look ar


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