The Waikato War

Discover New Zealand's past by travelling in the path of the Waikato War 1863-1864.

Hamilton and Waikato Tourism have teamed up with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) to create a interactive way for people to understand and 'experience' the Waikato War. As NZHPT archaeologist Nigel Prickett says, 'The best way of understanding what happened at these places is to go there".

The website is split into historical content and driving tour information including further information about key sites. The driving tour includes 13 major historical sites to visit along the way from Highwic in Auckland to Alexandra Redoubt in Pirongia.

Ref: 435-C545, Highwic, Sir George Grey Special Collections
There are downloadable resources to make your exploration of the Waikato War come alive, including:
  •  iPhone and Android Driving Tour Apps (charge applies)
  • Map and audio files (Mp3 versions) of the driving tour
  • Education Resources for teachers
Ref: AWNS-19161221-40-5, Obelisk on Alexandra Redoubt, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Auckland Libraries has a number of resources about the Waikato War in the four research centres around the region and letters to Sir George Grey about the war in the Sir George Grey Special Collections (search for these letters online using the Manuscripts Online database - enter the keyword Waikato War).