National Army Museum

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, visitors can be inspired by real-life soldier's stories, discover New Zealand's military history and reflect on how conflict has shaped our nation.

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Must see attractions include our Memorial Greenstone Wall, Extensive Medal Collection, Artillery Collection, Iconic Military Vehicles, Life-like Displays, Soldiers' Personal Stories, Kids Headquarters and our Research Centre.

We are open from 9am to 4.30pm daily (except Christmas Day). Combine a museum visit with lunch at our Home Fires Cafe.

Facilities include: Cafe, Gift Shop, Research Centre, guided tours, Greenstone Memorial, education programmes, tracked vehicle rides, smartphone tours, conference facilities, ample parking Campervans welcome overnight.


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Physical address

National Army Museum, State Highway 1, Waiouru, Ruapehu, 4861, New Zealand.

Opening times

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

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Closest airports are Palmerston North and Taupo
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

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00 - $35.00

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