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New Zealand Maritime Museum

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New Zealand Maritime Museum

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Visit two of New Zealand’s top attractions on a combo trip from Auckland. Explore the Shire’s hobbit holes and get a drink at the Green Dragon Inn on a Hobbiton Movie Set tour—a favorite for 'Lord of the Rings' fans—and then listen to Maori legends on a boat ride through the mesmerizing Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Along the way, pass through some of the North Island’s most gorgeous landscapes.
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Aimee G wrote a review 12 Jan
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WE had a fantastic afternoon on the Ted Ashby. It was a great experience to be able to help raise the sails. The volunteers onboard are very knowledgeable and welcoming.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Jeffry b wrote a review Nov 2020
Essendon, Australia6,444 contributions1,794 helpful votes
When in Auckland, you should not miss the NZ Maritime Museum. The are many exhibits, but among the two most prominent are the yacht that won the America's Cup, a competition now sadly degraded by legalisms. The other prize exhibit is an inter-island sailing ship, a workhorse rather than a thoroughbred. As an island nation, New Zealand has an intimate relationship with the sea.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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MattWJH wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand27 contributions4 helpful votes
Took a large group of students for an educational tour. Leichelle was most welcoming and accommodating, enthusiastic and informative, let the group see the Noon Day cannon firing before resuming the tour. The group all seemed to find something that intrigued them, from the Pasifika migrations, the European arrivals and maritime stories.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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delb0inz wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand242 contributions20 helpful votes
This little gem was something I had walked past many times until I decided to actually go inside. It's free for Auckland residents and took a leisurely hour or so to walk around. Some really interesting exhibits around the naval and maritime history of New Zealand.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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mollie4 wrote a review Apr 2020
Blyth, Northumberland, UK210 contributions90 helpful votes
Visited here with some friends who live in Auckland, there was plenty to see, interesting exhibits and information about the first New Zealanders who arrived from Polynesia, information and exhibits right through the ages, well displayed and laid out, there was actually a ships wheel from a ship which was broken up in our home town in the UK.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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