Guided tour

Guided tours 

Te Papa offers a range of engaging and informative tours to enrich any Te Papa visit, and bring the stories of New Zealand’s land and people to life.

Daily tours

Introducing Te Papa

This 60-minute tour is the perfect way to get an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Māori treasures, and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit.
Book your Introducing Te Papa tour using the calendar below

For tours in Māori, French, German, Spanish, or Mandarin, please book a private tour.

Māori Experience Kapu Tī Tour

Take an in-depth journey and discover Te Papa’s taonga (Māori cultural treasures). From historic, artistic, and contemporary perspectives, this tour will enrich your understanding of what makes New Zealand’s Māori culture unique. The tour ends with a kapu tī – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food. This hospitality is an important part of Māori culture and is a great opportunity to have an informal talk with your Host.
Book your Māori Experience Kapu Tī Tour using the calendar below

Private tours

Book a private tour tailored to your interests or special needs.

Private tours have a minimum cost, equivalent to the cost for seven adults.
We can deliver private tours in English, Māori, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin at no additional cost.

Private tours
Adult cost
Child cost
Minimum tour cost
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Māori Experience Kapu Tī – 90 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae, followed by food and drink

$45

$32.50

$315

3 days

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Māori Highlights – 90 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae

$25

$12.50

$175

3 days

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Māori Highlights – 60 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae

 $20

 $10

 $140

3 days

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Te Papa Highlights – 90 minutes

The colossal squid, major artworks, Māori treasures, and other highlights

$18

$9

$126

3 days

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Te Papa Highlights – 60 minutes

Highlights selected to meet your interests

$14

$7

$98

3 days

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Art Highlights – 60 minutes

Major artworks and 1,000 years of visual culture

$14

$7

$98

3 days

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Exploring Te Papa for people with special needs – 90 minutes

Touch, sound, and detailed description bring Te Papa to life

$14

$7

$98

14 days

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Child = aged 15 and under
Costs valid until 30 June 2015

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Audio guide

Our audio guide provides information about selected exhibitions and objects. It is available in English, Māori, and German, and is available from the Information Desk, Level 2. Charges apply.