Guided tour

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: Mana Māori Tour

Guided tour

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: Mana Māori Tour

From US$ 12.39 per person


Explore the living, breathing culture of New Zealand's indigenous peoples on this afternoon tour. From great journeys over vast oceans to hopeful visions for the 21st century, see treasures that speak to historical and contemporary Māori perspectives.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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

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    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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    Important information

    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
    Customer reviews

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    4.8 /5

    based on 5 reviews

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    very nice introduction to the Museum!

    February 16, 2023

    Guide was very informative!

    February 7, 2023

    I really enjoyed the tour! The guide was knowledgable and gave a lot of much-needed background information about the Māori. And the museum is amazing. It was an excellent place to start the exploration of New Zealand.

    January 20, 2023

    Product ID: 120608