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Waitangi, New Zealand

Waitangi is a town located in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, referred to collectively as Northland. This region boasts diverse coastlines, marine reserves, ancient forests, and two oceans that collide. The subtropical climate and deep cultural history make Northland an unmissable destination. Few knitting cruises visit Northland, so this is a unique opportunity for our knitters to visit this hard-to-reach region.


Waitangi is where New Zealand's two peoples came together, MÄ?ori and Pakeha (Europeans) to sign the treaty to protect MÄ?ori culture and to enable MÄ?ori to continue to live in New Zealand as MÄ?ori. Visitors can tour the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the Maori chiefs and the British Crown in 1840, making it an important historical and cultural landmark. There is a museum, traditional Maori carvings and architecture, and cultural performances signifying the treaty.


The Bay of Islands is known for its stunning natural beauty, with over 140 islands dotted along the coast. Take a cruise to Cape Brett, go kayaking, or experience the beauty of the crystal-clear waters, secluded bays, and white sandy beaches. Surrounded by beautiful hiking trails, Waitangi offers stunning views of the bay and surrounding countryside and is home to several restaurants serving delicious New Zealand cuisine, seafood, and locally brewed beers and wines. Waitangi offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a great destination to visit while in New Zealand.