Fodor's Expert Review Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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.