Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Small Group Guided Tour

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Small Group Guided Tour
from AUD $21.56
Discover the best of New Zealand’s premier museum, Te Papa, with a guided tour that provides an excellent introduction to this must-see attraction in Wellington. With a mixture of high-tech interactive exhibits, historic artifacts, fine art and natural history, Te Papa offers an endless amount of treasures to explore. Your guide shares expert insight about the highlights of the collection and can offer suggestions for galleries that might suit your interests. Kids and adults alike will find plenty of captivating exhibits to check out at leisure after the 1-hour tour.
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In Brief

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
1 hour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

Make your way to Te Papa, located in a distinctive modern building that sits on the waterfront in Wellington’s city center. You can choose from several times throughout the day for the 60-minute guided tour.

Your guide introduces the museum's collections of art and design, photography, history, Maori and Pacific cultures, and natural sciences. Walk through parts of the impressive galleries and check out high-tech interactive features that enhance many of the exhibits. Among the amazing displays, you'll explore New Zealand's diverse natural environment,  experience Maori culture and learn about New Zealand's art and colonial history.

Your ticket includes the tour and admission. After your tour, stay as long as you like to browse the galleries; one can easily spend several hours looking around the museum. A gift shop and two cafes are also on-site.

Duration: 1 hour


  • 60-minute guided tour
  • General Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Small-Group tour limited to 15 people
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.56 out of 5 based on the last 16 recent reviews

Absolutely fabulous. If you only go to one museum on NZ make it this one, but it is big so the introductory tour was invaluable. Basil was a highly knowledgeable and charming guide.
• Submitted 23 Feb 2018
Excellent introduction to exhibits and history of NZ
• Submitted 18 Feb 2018
This museum is full of wonderful Maori history and New Zealand history. Our guide was very informative and after his presentation we were able to maneuver through this immense volume of New Zealand's history. The World War I exhibit is incredibly realistic.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2017
While i was the, there was a Gallipoli exhibit which was absolutely amazing to go through, as was the entire museum, a must go for an overview of New Zealand history and culture.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2017
We took the overview guided tour and would highly recommend it.Our guide was a wealth of information, with a fun sense of humor.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2017
Great tour! Within one hour we saw the highlights of the museum and decided what we wanted to go back to. We checked out an exhibit we otherwise would not have seen and can't stop talking about it. Great way to see the museum if you're not all that into meandering on your own.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2016
We paid for a guided tour, and were glad we did, as our guide was very knowledgeable about Maori culture and the various exhibits. The Gallipoli exhibition was very moving, the bigger than life statues were truly realistic and the narrative very touching. We had three hours to spare, and could have kept looking about for another three hours. Excellent museum.
• Submitted 28 Apr 2016
One of my favourite in the world thus far and I have been to a good few.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2016
See the highlights quickly. Guide was great.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2016
Excellent guidance!!
• Submitted 22 Feb 2016
I've never seen such a well-planned, informative, interactional, beautiful museum. Guide excellent, interesting, informed, professional, helpful. We spent 3 1/2 hours there and would have stayed longer, but too tired.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2015
Given the enormity of the museum collection, and the time restrictions imposed by a meagre hour, our guide did as good a job as could be expected, introducing us to some of the key components in the overall collection. Nancy's manner and delivery were both pleasant and solid in the detail given.
• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
We enjoyed the tour we took which was an introduction to some of the key sights in the museum. There was sooo much to see and do and one could spend hours and hours there. Unbelievable that entrance into the museum is free. It was definitely time well spent in Wellington.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2017
Excellent tour. We wish it could have been just a little longer to have included more exhibits. Otherwise we really enjoyed it and had free time to explore the museum ourselves afterward.
• Submitted 29 Nov 2016
Very good museum but additional charges if you want to see all exhibits.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
this was a great place to visit but we didn't think much about the tour
• Submitted 03 Sep 2015