Guided tours He haerenga ārahi

Spread over six floors, our range of tours will enhance your visit to Te Papa by bringing to life the stories of New Zealand’s people and landscapes.

A tour through Te Papa’s contemporary exhibitions will give you the opportunity discover the ever-changing culture of New Zealand. Our guides will reveal innovative cultural treasures of the Māori and Pasifika peoples, the history and science of our vibrant natural environment, and the national art collection’s exploration of national identity.

Tickets can only be purchased at the Information Desk on Level 2 while we upgrade our online booking system to make improvements. We expect online bookings for guided tours to recommence by the end of July. For enquiries, contact tours@tepapa.govt.nz.

Early bird Gallipoli entry

Explore Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War before our doors open to the public at 10am. You’ll receive a short introduction from a Te Papa Host, then wander freely at your own pace.

Where: Meet at the Information Desk, Level 2
Cost: $15
Time: Daily at 9.30am
Duration: As long as you like (we close at 6pm)

Introducing Te Papa Tour | He haerenga tiro tere

The perfect way to get an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Māori taonga, and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit.

Where: Meet at the Information Desk, Level 2
Cost: Adult $20, child (5–15 years) $10
Time: 10:15am, 12pm, 2pm
Duration: 60 minutes

Māori Highlights Tour | He Haerenga Rūmakina ki te ao Māori

Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa’s taonga and hear their stories for insights into Māori culture. From historic, artistic, and contemporary perspectives, this tour will enrich your understanding of what makes New Zealand’s Māori culture unique.

Where: Meet at the Information Desk, Level 2
Cost: Adult $20, child (5–15 years) $10
Time: Daily at 2pm
Duration: 60 minutes

Twilight Express Tour | He Haerenga Tere Muri Ahiahi

Arrived late in the day? Discover Te Papa’s highlights in this express tour – perfect if you’re short on time.

Where: Meet at the Information Desk, Level 2
Cost: Adult $20, child (5–15 years) $10
Time: Daily at 5pm
Duration: 45 minutes

Mandarin Highlights Tour | 中文导览

Join one of our Mandarin Highlights Tours. 通​​​过​​​生​​​动​​​翔​​​实​​​的​​​中​​​文​​​讲​​​解​​​,​​​让​​​您​​​进​​​一​​​步​​​了​​​解​​​新​​​西​​​兰​​​的​​​历​​​史​​​文​​​化​​​,​​​聆​​​听​​​馆​​​藏​​​珍​​​宝​​​背​​​后​​​的​​​故​​​事​​​,​​​体​​​验​​​世​​​界​​​一​​​流​​​的​​​互​​​动​​​式​​​博​物​馆​.

Where: Meet at the Information Desk, Level 2
Cost: Adult/成人每位 $20, child (5–15 years)/每位 (5–15岁) $10
Time: By request
Duration: 60 minutes

Private tours | He haerenga motuhake

Coming with a group or want an intimate tour experience? Enjoy a private tour in your preferred language and theme.

Explore private tours