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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Tours

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30 mins - 1 hr
Guided tour

Get a chance to explore the living, breathing culture of New Zealand’s indigenous people by choosing from one of our tours. From a great journey over vast water bodies to hopeful visions for the 21st Century, spot the treasures that speak to historical and contemporary Maori perspectives.

highlights

  • Explore Te Papa Tongarewa with an expert guided tour.

  • Get a holistic understanding of the extensive collections within this museum.

  • Understand the Maori cultural heritage, colonial history, traditions, and art.

  • Come face-to-face with the world's largest and only colossal squid on display.

  • Hear about the Maori legends from your expert guide.

  • Enjoy hi-tech interactive exhibits, art, and design galleries, and the living, growing exhibition of Bush City.

inclusions

  • Guided tour of your choosing

  • Admission to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

  • Professional guide

exclusions

  • Audio guide

  • Hotel transfers

  • Meal inclusions

  • Personal expenses

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

** Introduction to Te Papa Tour **

Begin your guided tour of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa with an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Maori treasures, and New Zealand history. Begin with a journey that started over a million years ago as you hear stories about the country’s adaptive wildlife, the resilience of the Maori people, and the artistic interpretations of life in the South Pacific. Take this opportunity to understand the vibrant landscapes and cultures you will encounter throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

** Mana Maori Daily Tour **

Embark on an hour-long journey through Te Papa and experience the living and breathing “taonga”, or treasures, of the te iwi take take (first people of the land). These taonga speak about the great journeys across vast oceans and describe their hopeful visions for the 21st century, from historical and contemporary Maori perspectives. Join this tour to hear intimate stories and gain a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s indigenous people.

** Te Papa @ Twilight Tour **

With fewer people in the museum, you will be able to get up close to the rare taonga on display and hear stories about this country’s past, present, and future. Explore this museum leisurely and get ready to be armed with more content.

Discover the Maori culture at its finest.

know before you go

Important Information

  • This tour is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

Timings

** Introduction to Te Papa Tour**

  • The operating hours are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the operating hours on your intended day of visit.

** Mana Maori Daily Tour **

  • Entry: 2pm

  • The operating hours are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the operating hours on your intended day of visit.

** Te Papa @ Twilight Tour **

  • Daily: 5pm onwards

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

  • Address: 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Wakefield Street (near 234). It is a quick 5-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses HX and N1 to get you there.

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