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  • Address: The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm (ANZAC Day morning at 6:45am). Closed on Christmas
  • Admission: NZ$10 donation suggested

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Auckland Museum and Institute (War Memorial Museum)

Perched on top of a dormant volcano, the Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand’s finest museums. The Museum is the place to explore Maori and Pacific Island history with the largest collection of artifacts in the world, including buildings, canoes, carvings and around 1.2 million images.

An extensive permanent exhibition covers the wars in which New Zealand has been involved both at home and abroad. Exhibits include Spitfire and Mitsubishi Zero airplanes and models of Maori pas (earth fortifications).

Children will have fun exploring in the Stevenson Centre where they can get up close with bugs and birds and even touch a real elephant tooth. The Walk on the Wild Side self-guided tour explores the evolutionary history of New Zealand’s plants and animals giving kids the chance to see dinosaur bones and fossils.

Practical Info

The Museum sits in Auckland Domain, a beautiful sweep of parkland in the center of the city. The eco-friendly, green LINK bus can be caught at various stops in the inner city; jump off at Parnell and the Museum is only a five minute walk away. If you’re driving there is plenty of parking on site.

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Auckland Museum Entry Ticket including Maori Cultural Performance, Auckland, null
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Auckland Museum Entry Ticket including Maori Cultural Performance

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience the vibrancy of our Maori cultural performance, including the world famous haka and the chance to meet, talk and take photos with our friendly ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $33.09
Auckland Museum General Entry Ticket, Auckland, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Auckland Museum General Entry Ticket

Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the southern hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures.

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $18.38
Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa Exhibition at Auckland Museum, Auckland, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa Exhibition at Auckland Museum

Celebrate the music of our nation with Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, the first-ever major exhibition of New Zealand music. A homegrown, hands-on, ears-on ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $18.38
Auckland City Highlights Tour with Harbour Cruise and Sky Tower Admission, Auckland, Museum Tickets ... 
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Auckland City Highlights Tour with Harbour Cruise and Sky Tower Admission

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

See the best of New Zealand’s capital in one day on this 5-hour Auckland city highlights tour including Sky Tower admission. Travel through the streets and ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.26
Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Auckland, City Tours
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 419 Reviews

Discover the vibrant city of Auckland with flexibility and ease on a hop-on hop-off bus across all major sites and attractions. Complete with audio commentary ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 or 2 days

From USD $33.09
Auckland City and West Coast Full-Day Tour, Auckland, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Auckland City and West Coast Full-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Experience the highlights of Auckland on a full-day tour that covers a seaside village and the black-sand beaches of the West Coast. Travel in a luxury ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $216.90
Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour, Auckland, Full-day Tours
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Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The beauty of Auckland is truly appreciated at night being reflected in the Waitemata harbor. Auckland really comes to life at night and is easily photographed ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.67

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