Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa offers a range of informative and inspiring daily tours delivered by highly trained and experienced Te Papa Hosts. The tours enrich the experience of any Te Papa visit, and bring the stories of New Zealand's land and people to life.


$20.00 - $45.00
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With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains, and inspires. Since opening in 1998, Te Papa has attracted over 21 million visitors and has been a huge success with international visitors as well as local kiwis. Te Papa is a 'must see' on every visitor's itinerary.

A tour with an experienced, knowledgeable, and fun guide, adds depth to the experience, increases understanding and helps orient the first time visitor.

The 60 minute Introducing Te Papa Tour departs:

Summer (1 Nov - 31 Mar): 10.15am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and an extra tour Thursdays 7pm.

Winter (1 Apr - 31 Oct): 10.15am, 12pm, 2pm, and an extra tour Thursdays 7pm.

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Physical address

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00 - $45.00
Further pricing information:
Tour leader, bus driver, travel familiarisations free of charge.
Cancellation policy:
Advisement before 48 hours prior to tour departure incurs no fee however a 100% cancellation fee applies for no-shows or advisement within 48 hours prior to tour departure.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
8kms to Wellington Airport (15 minute drive)
Proximity to coach terminal:
1.5kms to Wellington Railway Station (5 minute drive)
Proximity to town:
Central City

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Opening times

Business hours:
10am - 6pm, Monday to Sunday. Closed Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) NO YES
Chinese (Traditional) NO YES
French NO YES
German NO YES
Japanese NO YES
Spanish NO YES

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