Wellington and the Wairarapa Sights

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

  • 55 Cable St. Map It
  • Wellington
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Te Papa Tongarewa (the Māori translation is "container of treasures") provides an essential introduction to the country's people, cultures, landforms, flora, and fauna; bringing together the latest technology, interactive exhibits, and storytelling, it shares New Zealand's past and present. Whether you want to enter a carved marae (Māori meetinghouse), walk through living native bush, be shaken in the Earthquake House, or see a colossal squid, there's inspiration for everyone. Don’t miss Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War. Working closely with Weta Workshop, the museum has created a wrenching exhibit that uses giant sculptures, 3-D maps, models, and more to detail New Zealand's involvement in the World War I landings at Anzac Cove.

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55 Cable St., Wellington, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • Free; guided tours from NZ$12; some exhibitions from NZ$15

Published 08/30/2016


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