Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Mana Māori Tour

Embark on a one-hour journey with a Māori guide through Te Papa, our national museum. Experience the living and breathing taonga (treasures) of te iwi taketake (first peoples of the land). From great journeys across vast oceans to hopeful visions for the 21st century, these taonga speak to historical and contemporary Māori perspectives.

For those looking for an introduction to Māori culture, join this tour to hear intimate stories and gain a deeper understanding of New Zealand's indigenous people through your visit.

Duration 1 hour
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • General Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
What's excluded :
  • Entrance fee to short-term paid exhibitions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Stop At: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Departure Point :
55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Departure Time :
2:00 PM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Activity ID: V-6789P2

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