Mana Māori: Private Tour

Embark on a one-hour private tour through Te Papa and experience the living and breathing taonga

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of te iwi taketake (first peoples of the land). From great journeys across vast oceans to hopeful visions for the 21st century, these taonga speak to historical and contemporary Māori perspectives.

  • Cost $25
  • Duration 60 minutes
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A Te Papa host points at an object in a horizontal case while visitors look on


Visitors on a tour of Te Papa, 2020. Photo by Jeff McEwan. Te Papa

Gain a deeper understanding of the intricate details found in a diverse range of handcrafted tools and structures with your own personal Te Papa guide.

  • 1-7 people: $175 total
  • 8 or more: $25 per person

Pick the date and time that suits you (earliest available start time is 09:30am while the latest is 16:30; Te Papa is closed on Christmas Day).


Maximum of 20 people per booking; for groups of 21 or more, please contact Once your booking is submitted, it will be reviewed and then confirmed within 48 hours.

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