Northland Heritage and History
Northland enjoys a rich cultural heritage and has many historical places and sites. Explore the history and heritage attractions of Northland and learn about the natural and cultural events of the past.
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Mobile-friendly - The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand's most important historic site where in 1840 the founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty Grounds features the award winning Museum of Waitangi, Treaty House, carved Meeting House, and the world's largest ceremonial war canoe. Day Pass includes guided tour and cultural performance. Hangi & Concert available, November to May.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy a leisurely 2-½ hour cruise up the Waitangi River with Darryl’s Dinner Cruises to the gorgeous Haruru Falls. Marvel in the tranquil surroundings as we take you on a journey rich with abundant bird life and historical points of interest. Dine on a scrumptious meal as the sun goes down and experience our unique dinner cruise.
Mobile-friendly - Explore Northland's unique natural history and heritage with us. Northland’s only captive Kiwi viewing, plus Tuatara, Gecko & more. Taonga Maori on display – treasured Korowai (cloak), jewellery, weapons and tools. Special exhibitions featured in the Whangarei Museum. Historic homestead, chapel & school. Relax and revive in our beautiful grounds. Close to quality cafes & only 6ks from city centre.
The Kauri Museum tells the fascinating story of pioneering settlers through the theme of kauri. Experience the awesome history of the mighty kauri, its beautiful timber and kauri gum. Located in Matakohe, en route to the giant kauri trees in the Waipoua Forest. One of Northland's best heritage attractions. A great place to visit for the whole family.
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