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 above

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

Māori Highlights 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.
Book your Māori Highlights Tour using the calendar above

Twilight Tour – 5.00pm daily

Discover Te Papa's highlights in this express tour, perfect if you're short on time.
Book your Twilight Tour using the calendar above

Gallipoli: The scale of our war9.30am daily

Start with a special introduction from a Te Papa Tour Host, then explore at your leisure - before the doors open.
Book your Gallipoli: The scale of our war Tour using the calendar above

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.
Tours can be delivered by multilingual guides in Māori, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, and Mandarin at no additional cost.

Te Papa Tours brochure (PDF, 2MB)

Private tours
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Māori Experience Kapu Tī – 90 minutes

Discover Te Papa's Māori cultural treasures - includes traditionally inspired food

$45

$32.50

$315

3 days

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Māori Highlights – 90 minutes

Take an in-depth journey to learn about the unique Māori culture

$28

$14

$196

3 days

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Māori Highlights – 60 minutes

Explore Māori treasures and hear insightful stories

 $20

 $10

 $140

3 days

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Te Papa Highlights – 90 minutes

Experience an in-depth tour for an overview of what makes NZ unique

$20

$10

$140

3 days

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Te Papa Highlights – 60 minutes

Experience selected collection highlights

$15

$7

$105

3 days

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Art Highlights – 60 minutes

The home of NZ's national art collection

$20

$10

$140

3 days

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Accessibility Tours – 90 minutes

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

$15

$7

$105

14 days

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Child (5 - 15 years) and under 5's free
Costs valid until 31 March 2016

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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.