Fodor's Expert Review Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum

Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula Museum/Gallery

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 (February 6), New Zealand's national day, the museum marks it in style.

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


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