Vehicle access: Our vehicle entrance will be reduced to one lane from 25 July until the end of November 2022, due to the construction of a new set of traffic lights outside Te Papa.
Info about vehicle access to Te Papa 25 Jul – Nov 2022

Māori Experience Kīnaki Tour

Take a 90-minute journey with a Māori guide through Te Papa, our national museum. Discover how te iwi taketake (first peoples of the land) have formed unique tools, foods, and medicines provided by the natural world of Aotearoa New Zealand. The tour will conclude with a shared kai

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(traditionally-inspired food tasting) and conversation with your hosts.

  • Cost $65
  • Duration 90 minutes
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A Te Papa host guides visitors through the museum


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

Book this private tour for a deeper understanding of Māori cultural practices, materials, and hospitality.

  • 1-7 people: $455 total
  • 8 or more: $65 per person

Pick the date and time that suits you (earliest available start time is 09:30am while the latest is 16:00; 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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