Te Papa is closed until further notice. Te Papa Covid-19 coronavirus information

Kua aukati a Te Papa kia puta rā anō he pānui. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Covid-19 huaketokarauna

Private tours He haerenga motuhake

To protect against the risk of covid-19, tours aren’t happening until further notice.

Te Papa covid-19 coronavirus information

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

  • Where
    Meet in the Entrance Foyer, Level 1
  • Cost Various
  • Duration 60 or 90 minutes

Choose one of the tours below, and in the booking form tell us about your interests and desired focus so we can tailor your tour specifically to your needs.

Tours are delivered in English. Please get in touch if you would prefer that your tour is delivered another language (subject to availability).

Minimum booking notice: Three days (one month’s notice recommended for foreign language tours).

Private Te Papa Highlights Tour

Experience selected Te Papa collection highlights (60 minutes) or an in-depth tour (90 minutes) for an overview of what makes New Zealand unique. Explore our diverse natural environment, Māori culture and taonga

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, and our art and colonial history. Discover this vibrant land, its dynamic culture, and the spirit of its people.

60-minute tour

Cost (up to 7 adults): $175
Additional adult: $25pp
Additional child (5–15 years): $12.50pp

90-minute tour

Cost (up to 7 adults): $210
Additional adult: $30pp
Additional child (5–15 years): $15pp

Private Māori Highlights Tour

Experience selected highlights (60 minutes) or take an in-depth journey (90 minutes) through 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.

60-minute tour

Cost (up to 7 adults): $175
Additional adult: $25pp
Additional child (5–15 years): $12.50pp

90-minute tour

Cost (up to 7 adults): $210
Additional adult: $30pp
Additional child (5–15 years): $15pp

Private Māori Experience Kapu Tī Tour

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. The tour concludes with kapu tī – a hot drink and traditionally inspired food.

This hospitality is an important part of Māori culture and provides an ideal opportunity for further informal conversation with your Host.

Duration: 90 minutes
Cost (up to 7 adults): $420
Additional adult: $60pp
Additional child (5–15 years): $40pp

Private Art Highlights 

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost (up to 7 adults): $175
Additional adult: $25pp
Additional child (5–15 years): $12.50pp

Private Accessibility Tour

Duration: 90 minutes
Adult cost: $30
Child cost: $15
Caregiver/companion: free of charge

All costs are valid until 30 June 2020. Under-fives go free. Costs are shown in New Zealand dollars and include tax. Foreign-language and accessibility tours are subject to availability. 

All our tours a wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly.