Welcome to Waitangi, New Zealand
Waitangi is located in the Bay Of Islands, Northland, New Zealand. A 5 minute drive from neighbouring Paihia, or around an hours drive north of Whangarei.
Waitangi is the "birthplace of our nation". The Treaty of Waitangi was signed here in 1840. The Treaty was an agreement between the early NZ European Settlers and the Indigenous Maori people to establish New Zealand as a British Colony. More on the Treaty of Waitangi can be read here
Before the Waitangi Treaty was signed there were many fierce battles between Maori and the settlers. After the treaty there was still more conflict over Maori land rights. NZ National holiday Waitangi Day is celebrated on 6th February.
Waitangi Activities and Things to Do
The main attraction is the Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds. Set aside a few hours to explore the grounds. The complex encompasses Vistor Centre, Treaty House, Marae, and Maori Waka (Canoe) Display. The grounds are along the shoreline so there is great scenery to enjoy as well.
If you have a little more time in Waitangi you can play a round of golf, or dine in the old sailing ship restaurant. You can find more information about Waitangi Attractions and Activities
Traditionally Waitangi is a tourist destination, with travellers staying in nearby Paihia. Although if you are after Resort-Style accommodation in the Bay Of Islands, close to activities and tours, the "Copthorne Hotel & Resort Waitangi" is arguably the finest accommodation around.
See Waitangi Accommodation options
For area and town maps view our Waitangi Map page