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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Mana Māori Tour provided by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Mana Māori Tour

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Mana Māori Tour
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from $20.52 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Head to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, located at the waterfront in Wellington, and gain free admission. This 1-hour tour takes place with a museum guide in the afternoon. You'll set off with a small group to explore popular exhibits with a docent who sheds light on the land of Aotearoa and its indigenous Māori people. With collections spread over six floors of engaging, interactive displays, there are plenty of Māori and other Pacific Island cultural treasures to encounter along with New Zealand’s extraordinary natural history. Hear engaging and informative commentary on the most important works of art, and learn about the museum's unique bi-cultural partnership, which recognizes and celebrates Māori as tangata whenua — the original people of this land. It's an ideal orientation for first-time visitors while adding depth and understanding to the Te Papa experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6789P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional Tour Guide • General Admission • Entry/Admission - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Exclusions
Entrance fee to short-term paid exhibitions • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks
Duration
1h
Departure details
55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand Departure Point: Te Papa, Wellington Waterfront
Inclusions
Professional Tour Guide • General Admission • Entry/Admission - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Exclusions
Entrance fee to short-term paid exhibitions • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks
Departure details
55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand Departure Point: Te Papa, Wellington Waterfront
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    55 Cable Street
    55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Te Papa, Wellington Waterfront
    See address & details
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    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    The Māori words ‘Te Papa Tongarewa’ mean ‘container of treasures’. At the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, you’ll discover the treasures of our land and people, and hear their stories told with authority and passion. The Museum is built on a unique bi-cultural partnership that recognizes and celebrates Māori as tangata whenua – the original people of this land. Our collections are spread over six floors of engaging, interactive displays. You’ll encounter Māori and Pacific cultural treasures, New Zealand’s extraordinary natural environment, its most important works of art, and its unique history. Our range of engaging and informative tours enrich any Te Papa visit, and bring the stories of New Zealand’s land and people to life. A tour with one of our knowledgeable hosts is a fun way to help orientate the first-time visitor, and adds depth and understanding to the Te Papa experience. Te Papa, including Te Papa Tours, is a Qualmark-endorsed visitor activity and has achieved Qualmark Enviro-Gold accreditation.
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  • You'll end at
    55 Cable Street
    55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Te Papa, Wellington Waterfront
    See address & details
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Rick Budensiek
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
Apetizer tour
Nov 2019
Visiting Te Papa Museum was important for me because I am staying in rural New Zealand for 6 months and, although I had availed myself of You Tube videos, I needed to know a more comprehensive history of Maori culture.

From the start, the money was well worth the highlight tour. It wetted the appetite of my curious nature about the wonderful and mysterious Maori people. Warrior/whenau. A family oriented warrior culture? Who knew that many Maori can name the boat their ancestors travelled to New Zealand on?

There is no way you could cover this museum in an hour or even an afternoon and do it justice, but the tour introduced me to places and customs to explore in person. It was a great place to start my 6 month journey to the land of the long white cloud!
Written 22 January 2020
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Sharon m
Adelaide61 contributions
New Zealand History
Dec 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed this insight into Maori culture, bit to commercialised but interesting. Good guide who was very informative.
Written 1 January 2020
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ABHISHEK SINGH
2 contributions
A place to get lost in past
Dec 2019 • Friends
Kia Ora
It's the most popular place in Wellington and a must visit for every person visiting the city. Earth's history and feeling of earthquake along with war history are the most important things I liked it. A very good souvenirs shop at the ground floor as well
Wahe mai
Written 29 December 2019
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Grant W
2 contributions
Maori Tour
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great tour during which I learnt a great deal about Maori culture. Very helpful and informative guide.
Written 25 December 2019
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Nathan Hunt
27 contributions
Really interesting!
Nov 2019
Excellent museum, awesome to learn about the rich history and culture of Aoteroa and a must do in Wellington
Written 24 December 2019
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Graham F
Hurstbridge, Australia39 contributions
ANZAC DISPLAY
Nov 2019
absolutely magnificant display of then nz troops and an
great war figures so real Aussies RSL should look at this too
Written 1 December 2019
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Dawn S
Heriot Bay, Canada22 contributions
Maori Art
Oct 2019
Beautiful displays of Maori art, history and culture showcased in amazing facilities. The art work alone makes this a must see when you are in Wellington.
Written 29 November 2019
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Jill B
23 contributions
This Museum is a must !!
Did the small 1 hr tour as I didn’t have much time & it was very informative but honestly you could spend 2 days there if you wanted to see everything!! 6 floors of exhibitions & art. Had a quick glimpse of the Gallipoli exhibit & what I saw was very overwhelming but amazing at the same time. A must do in Wellington!! One of the best museums I’ve experienced !!
Written 12 November 2019
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196diannew
Gympie Region, Australia15 contributions
Maori History
Oct 2019
This area was beautifully showcased and displayed. I loved the gentle way that the carvings and artworks were explained. The green stone information was well laid out too. The WWI display (which is not an option to select) was AWESOME.
Written 28 October 2019
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Dolly V
Noida, India26 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2019 • Friends
The whole museum has very interesting information on the kiwi war, earthquake and other natural disasters in New Zealand, Maori culture and many more facets of New Zealand. Must visit if you go to Wellington.
Written 15 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amazing visit
Amazing show around plus it was free and amazing many fun times there and I learned a lot about nz culture and the
Kiwi-1976
Kiwi-1976
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Great museum
Te Papa is such a fantastic museum, not just for New Zealand but on a global scale. Went to see the surrealist exhi
roaming_kiwi58
roaming_kiwi58
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Pleasant several hours
On a very wet Monday Te Papa was a good place to take refuge in from the weather. We stayed about 3 hours. We had b
Nowherefast12
Nowherefast12
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Breath taking
We came to Wellington for the weekend, the Anzac exhibition was breath taking, a must see for everyone. I left feel
sthsea94
sthsea94
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A disappointing Place
We were not impressed by the exhibits, although well constructed, they were so Left leaning and in contradiction wi
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Good self guided tour
I did a self tour of the museum. The larger than life soldiers in the Gallipoli exhibit were so lifelike, other tha
GarthM579
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Beautiful culture well presented
Beautiful culture well represented, clesn, easy to get around. Would certainly visit again. Transport was easy to u
Latimers
Latimers
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Well Worth a Visit.
Great place to spend an afternoon (especially on a typical rainy windy Wellington day.) The Gallipoli exhibit was
TimaruviasVerywhere
TimaruviasVerywhere
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Nice to Hang Out
We popped in during my daughters graduation, such a fun and interesting time, with something new to see every time.
lorna m
lorna m
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Always worth a visit
Always worth a visit as there is always something new to see. You don't have to go around everything, you can wo
chachaBK
chachaBK
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te papa is awesome
love coming here with kids everytime in wellington always discovering new stuff! take time in the nature room same
Nookiesmum49
Nookiesmum49
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The Gallipoli display was so awesome and moving
What a fabulous place to visit. A must. So much to see here. Foe me the Gallipoli display was moving and emotional
Ajo412
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Fantastic
Wonderfully informative. Great experience for everyone. Would highly recommend visiting especially the Gallipoli ex
zippysmum
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Wow!!!!!!! From someone who dislikes museums
I cannot believe this was free. We made a donation on the way out as it’s worth it. The Gallipoli exhibition is inc
melanieminkywhale
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Absolutely sensational
This is a must do when in Wellington. We’ve visited Te Papa a few times previously, and knew we’d need to come back
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