Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa) Tours

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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
The Museum of New Zealand, also known as Te Papa Tongarewa, takes visitors on an inspiring and interactive excursion through the country's history, art, and culture. Called Te Papa ("our place") by locals, the site and its prized collections focus on Maori culture, as well as the natural environment and the Pacific.

Travelers will find a huge set of Maori artifacts, a hands-on activity center for children, contemporary art, high-tech displays and models of Maori meeting houses and colonial settlements. Take a tour of the highlights or target your favorite area of interest.

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The modern building housing the Museum of New Zealand dominates Wellington’s waterfront in the city center.
Address: 55 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Hours: Daily 10am–6pm (10am–9pm on Thursday)
Admission: Free, but some charges may apply for special exhibits
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Maori Highlights Tour

Get a 60-minute introduction to the highlights of Te Papa’s ‘taonga,’ meaning a ‘cultural treasures’ in the Māori language. While admission to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is free, a small-group tour with a museum guide offers more insight on the enrich your understanding of this unique culture.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour

Get a personal introduction to Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s premier museum based in Wellington. This 1-hour guided tour provides an overview of the museum’s interactive exhibits, artifacts, fine art and natural history displays so that you can better explore the collection on your own. You’ll get a deeper look at Maori cultural heritage and colonial history with an expert guide who share insights and offers suggestions for galleries that might suit your interests.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington

Across the Cook Strait is the Marlborough Sounds, a cluster of picturesque bays, inlets and islands. Set in one of these bays is the Bay of Many Coves Resort, a luxury hotel that can only be accessed by boat or helicopter. Your helicopter will leave the Wellington waterfront and fly you over the Cook Strait to the Resort. Once there, you’ll be treated to a three-course lunch at the resort’s gourmet restaurant The Foredeck.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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15-Minute Wellington Harbour Helicopter Flight

Soar over Wellington Harbour in a helicopter during this 15-minute flight. Learn about the history, culture, and environment of the harbor's landscape through your pilot's commentary. Get views and aerial photo ops of the Cook Strait, Matiu Somes Island, and some of Wellington city's landmarks.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Duration: 15 minutes
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Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa Twilight Express Tour

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which translates as 'the place of treasures of this land,' is Wellington’s must-visit attraction. Popular with tourists and Kiwis alike, Te Papa — or Our Place — is a treasure trove of New Zealand history and art, Māori culture, the Pacific and the natural environment. On this 45-minute express tour, you’ll explore the museum in the early evening, when the daytime crowds have thinned. Check off the main highlights on each of the museum’s six floors, and gain additional insight into New Zealand’s land and history from your guide’s commentary.
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Shore Excursion: Wellington Highlights Small-Group Tour

Maximise your time in port in Wellington with a 6-hour shore excursion and take in the highlights of the New Zealand capital. Ride the Wellington Cable Car, take in the views from Mount Victoria, explore the old and new St. Paul's Cathedral, visit the famous Weta Cave, and enjoy free time to explore independently. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Wellington South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight

Explore the outskirts of Wellington and the landscape beyond on this helicopter flight tour. While listening to commentary from your pilot/guide, fly over the rugged shores and seal colonies of the South Coast, the Cook Strait, the Karori Rock Lighthouse, and the Makara Wind Farm.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

Get introduced to the cosmopolitan city of Wellington on a small-group sightseeing tour by luxury mini-coach. You’ll travel along the south coast and into the heart the capital, including the suburb of Thorndon, site of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings and Beehive. Travel by cable car to the summit of Mt Victoria and visit the national Te Papa museum. Choose a half-day itinerary or upgrade for a full day that includes a beach picnic or cafe lunch. Numbers are limited to six people for an intimate experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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7-Day North Island Adventure Tour - Auckland to Wellington Return

Travel round-trip from Auckland to Wellington and discover top New Zealand attractions with ease on this 7-day North Island adventure tour. Marvel at New Zealand’s natural beauty at sites including Cathedral Cove, Hot-Water Beach and Huka Falls. Discover Maori culture and tradition among bubbling mud pools in Rotorua, and explore Hobbiton with your guide. Explore Whakahoro on horseback and take the breathtaking Tongariro Crossing through the volcanic wilderness of the Tongaririo National Park. Visit Te Papa, Wellington’s national museum, and explore the art galleries and botanical gardens.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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North Island Flexible Adventure Bus Pass - Auckland to Wellington Return

Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island on your own schedule, all without the stress of renting a car or navigating country roads. With this hop-on/hop-off travel pass starting and ending in Auckland, visit up to severn top destinations like Rotorua, Raglan, and Wellington, stopping wherever you like and staying on the circuit for up to 12 months. Comfortable transport is included, and activities plus accommodation are available day by day, so there’s no need to pre-book hotels.
  • Duration: 10 to 365 days
  • Duration: 10 to 365 days
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30-Minute Romantic Helicopter Tour from Wellington

Enjoy aerial views of Wellington and the surrounds with a glass of bubbly in hand and a special someone by your side. Learn about the history and geology of Wellington's landscape through guided commentary from your pilot as you fly. Make a stop at a remote location, perched on the edge of a cliff, with stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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