Taxidermy birds in the Mountains to Sea exhibition

Mountains to Sea Mai i ngā Maunga ki te Moana

Journey through New Zealand's diverse environments, from windy alpine peaks to gloomy seabeds. Discover captivating creatures and precious plants, all adapted to their habitat, and often unique to AotearoaAotearoa New Zealand.

Plan your visit
  • When | Āhea 14 Feb 1998 – 2 Apr 2018
  • Where | Ki hea Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Allow | Me whakarite 30 minutes
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki

Over 2,500 native plants and animals make up the displays. How many molluscs can you count? Can you find the ship rat eating a wētā? Climb to the bush canopy to get a kererū’s perspective.

Mountains to Sea leads you through six major kinds of ecosystem:

  • alpine
  • bush
  • freshwater
  • coastal
  • open ocean
  • deep sea.

The Colossal Squid can be found here too.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

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