Te Hikoi Museum and Information Centre

Te Hikoi museum is the great tourism attraction of the south, located on the Southern Scenic Route. Discover our unique history in one of New Zealand's oldest towns, Riverton (Aparima). We also have a beautiful retail store and an information centre.


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Learn about the unique integration between Maori and early European settlers here in the south. We share our stories through film and unique life size displays. Find out about local characters as well as the landscape of the area and why people settled here.

A typical visitor experience is 30-40 minutes, and is only $8 for adults. We have guides and local books to give you further insight into our unique heritage and geology. A must see attraction of the south.
We have audio guides in English, Madarin, Cantonese, German, Te Reo Maori, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, French.

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Physical address

172 Palmerston Street, Riverton / Aparima, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $9.00
Other charges:
Audio self guided tour, guided tours additional charges

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
35mins from Invercargill Airport
Proximity to town:
In main street.

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Opening times

Business hours:
10-4 (May-Sep), 10-5 (Oct-Apr)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

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

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