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Walls covered in wooden boxes with objects inside, and lots of sofas

Te Whare Rākau

Read, explore treasures – make yourself at home in this cosy lounge.

See all Te Taiao | Nature spaces
  • When | Āhea Permanent lounge space
  • Where | Ki hea Te Taiao | Nature, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Ages | Te reanga A relaxing, calmer, space for all ages
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Subtitles on all videos
    • Natural light, view over Bush City
    • No soundscape, but some sound spill from nearby volcano animation
    • Books to browse
    • Access to toilets and Bush City outdoors (until 5pm)
    • Lots of seating
    • Nook with cushions to crawl into

Leaf through a book, enjoy the view from the window seat, or snuggle into the low-sensory nook and take some time out.

Browse nature-inspired art and taongataonga treasures, and discover the latest research by Te Papa scientists.

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