Fodor's Expert Review Te Ana – Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre

Timaru Museum/Gallery

This interpretative walk-through experience explains the significant Māori limestone rock art found in the Timaru region. More than 80% of the country's rock art is found in this area, so it's your best chance to see it. The art iself is quite simple, but its story and cultural significance is very important. Much of it is fragile and in danger of being lost so its preservation is vital. Receive a holographic karanga (a welcome song) from a beautiful old Māori woman as you enter, and follow the story through the Valley of the Moa and the Cave of the Taniwha. You can also book tours to some of the sites where you can see rock art in situ and hear its story from Ngai Tahu people.

Museum/Gallery Family

Quick Facts

2 George St.
Timaru, Canterbury  7940, New Zealand


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: NZ$20, site tours from NZ$125 Nov.–Apr.

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