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.
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 war – 9.30am 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
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)
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Māori Experience Kapu Tī – 90 minutes
Discover Te Papa's Māori cultural treasures - includes traditionally inspired food
Māori Highlights – 90 minutes
Take an in-depth journey to learn about the unique Māori culture
Māori Highlights – 60 minutes
Explore Māori treasures and hear insightful stories
Te Papa Highlights – 90 minutes
Experience an in-depth tour for an overview of what makes NZ unique
Te Papa Highlights – 60 minutes
Experience selected collection highlights
Art Highlights – 60 minutes
The home of NZ's national art collection
Accessibility Tours – 90 minutes
Touch, sound, and detailed description bring Te Papa to life
Child (5 - 15 years) and under 5's free
Costs valid until 31 March 2016
Book a private tour
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.