Product ID: 120608
Take an in-depth guided afternoon tour of Te Papa Tongarewa's Maori cultural treasures and hear their stories, then explore the museum's vast collection at your own pace.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Explore the museum's Maori cultural treasures on guided tour
  • Listen to stories and insights about Maori culture, art, and history
  • Discover cultural exhibits with a friendly, knowledgable guide in a small group
Full description
Enjoy a 1-hour guided afternoon tour to discover Te Papa’s Maori cultural treasures and hear their stories. This tour will enrich your understanding of what makes New Zealand’s Maori culture unique.

In central Wellington, you're rarely more than a 20-minute walk away from The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, a cultural history museum located on the waterfront. Gain free admission to the museum and explore at your own pace. Then, join a small-group afternoon tour with a friendly, knowledgeable guide to learn about Aotearoa and its indigenous Māori people.

Listen to engaging and informative commentary as your guide brings the stories of New Zealand's places and people to life. The museum extensive collections are spread over six floors with high-tech interactive exhibits. Encounter Māori and other Pacific Island cultural treasures and learn about New Zealand’s extraordinary natural history. The tour is an ideal orientation for first-time visitors while adding depth and understanding to the Te Papa experience. 
  • Museum entry ticket
  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Expert, friendly guide
  • Live commentary in English

When you get there

Meeting point

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington, New Zealand Enter the museum and head straight up the stairs to the Information Desk on Level 2. Present your voucher to the staff at the Information Desk at least 10 minutes prior to your tour departure.

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Know before you go
• The museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, except Christmas Day
• Children under 5 years old are free of charge, all participants require a ticket
• The museum is easily accessible by foot, bus, train or car from central Wellington
• Outdoor and covered parking is available onsite for a fee
• Wheelchairs can be hired free of charge on site, subject to availability