Discover the intrepid travellers who journeyed to Aotearoa and made this country their home.

Learning areas and strands

ANZ Histories, Social Sciences, English

Education type

Education visit


1 hour

Suitable for

Years 1–10


$6.50 per student (free for teachers and parent helpers)

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Guided by our learning specialists, your students will:

  • Explore the amazing migrations made to Aotearoa from the Pacific, Europe, and beyond.

  • Uncover the knowledge, skills, and taonga navigators from around Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa | the Pacific brought to Aotearoa. Find out how early explorers adapted to and shaped Aotearoa into the country it is today.

  • Explore the journeys of 19th and 20th century arrivals from across the globe and how they continue up to the present day.

Trunk, circa 1900, China, maker unknown. Gift of Mr Bing Wong, 1995. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (GH004850/2)

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