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

  • Where
    Meet in the Foyer, Level 1
  • Cost Various
  • Duration 60 or 90 minutes
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Choose one of the four 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. If required, we can deliver tours in the following languages on request (subject to availability):

  • Māori
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Arabic
  • Mandarin

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

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, 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): $140
Additional adult: $20pp
Additional child (5–15 years): $10pp

90-minute tour

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

Book your Te Papa Highlights tour

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): $140
Additional adult: $20pp
Additional child (5–15 years): $12.50pp

90-minute tour

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

Book your Māori Highlights tour

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): $350
Additional adult: $50
Additional child (5–15 years): $35

Book your Māori Experience Kapu Tī tour