Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum

  • 1146 Okains Bay Rd. Map It
  • Okains Bay

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

This collection of buildings contains 20,000 Māori and 19th-century colonial artifacts, including waka (canoes) used in Waitangi Day celebrations and displays such as a smithy and print shop. There are also a wharenui (Māori meetinghouse), colonial homes, including a totara slab cottage, and a saddlery and harness shop. If you happen to be in the area on Waitangi day (6 Feb) New Zealand's national day, the museum marks it in style.

Sight Information


1146 Okains Bay Rd., Okains Bay, Canterbury, 7583, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • $NZ10
  • Daily 10–5

Published 10/27/2015


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