National Army Museum Te Mata Toa

Our people, our history, our legacy. Learn about the heroes, stories of honour, courage and sacrifice. Take a break at the National Army Museum, unwind and discover New Zealand's history.


$15.00 - $35.00
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Located at the foot of Mt Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park, visitors will be inspired by real-life soldier's stories, discover New Zealand's military history and reflect on how conflict has shaped our nation.

Don't miss the Memorial Greenstone Wall, extensive medal, artillery & weapons collections, iconic military vehicles, life-like displays, Kids Headquarters and Research Centre. Guided experiences are highly recommended.

Combine a museum visit with a soldier's lunch at The Mess Tent and a browse around the Quartermaster Store.

Facilities include: Cafe, Gift Shop, Research Centre, Guided experiences, Greenstone Memorial, Kids Area, Education programmes, Meeting facilities, and ample parking. Campervans welcome overnight.

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Physical address

State Highway 1, Waiouru, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00 - $35.00

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
106km to Taupo Airport and 127km to Palmerston North Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
100m walk from bus drop-off and pick-up
Proximity to town:
20 minutes to Ohakune, 45 minutes from Turangi or 1.5hrs from Taupo

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Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 4.30pm, 7 days. (except Christmas Day).
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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