Guided tours 

Our range of engaging and informative tours enrich any Te Papa visit, and bring the stories of New Zealand’s land and people to life. A tour with one of our knowledgeable Hosts is a fun way to help orientate the first-time visitor, and adds depth and understanding to the Te Papa experience.

Tours can be delivered by multilingual guides including Māori, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Japanese and Mandarin.

Guided Tour

Daily tours for individuals and small groups

  • Introducing Te Papa
  • Gallipoli: The scale of our war – Earlybird
  • Māori Highlights Tour
  • Twilight Tour
  • 蒂帕帕精华之旅 Mandarin Highlight Tour

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Guided Tour

Private tours

  • Te Papa Highlights Tour
  • Māori Highlights Tour
  • Māori Experience Kapu Tï Tour
  • Art Highlights Tour
  • Accessibility Tours

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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.

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.

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.

Twilight Tour – 5.00pm daily
Discover Te Papa's highlights in this express tour, perfect if you're short on time.

蒂帕帕精华之旅 Mandarin Highlight Tour – 11am Monday to Friday

Te Papa Tours brochure (PDF, 2MB)