Te papa

You could spend a whole day exploring all six floors of Te Papa and still not have time to see it all!

Opened in 1998, and with over 1.3 million visitors passing through the doors each year, the museum is the New Zealand’s National Museum and a must see while visiting Wellington.

Situated right in the centre of town on the waterfront, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore the nation’s art, culture and science through storytelling, wonderfully interactive displays and hands on fun exhibitions.

A range of permanent exhibitions, which cover the geology and natural history of New Zealand and explore  Mauri culture in depth sit alongside a fantastic programme of top rating international exhibitions that are changing regularly.

The one hour  ‘Introducing Te Papa’ tour is a great idea to start your visit off and will help you decide how to plan your time there, and when you’re ready for a break from all that culture, head to the cafes or on site shops for a coffee or some retail therapy.

What our travellers enjoyed about The Wellington Cable Car…

  • The museum at the top where you’ll still find the original winding mechanism in working order, and can learn the story of how this well-loved attraction came to be back in the 1900’s.
  • The great views from the top watching the boats come and go in the harbour below
  • The Illuminated tunnels, they definitely add to the experience!