Mountains to Sea
Mai i ngā Maunga ki te Moana

Journey through New Zealand's diverse environments, from windy alpine peaks to gloomy seabeds. Discover captivating creatures and precious plants, all adapted to their habitat, and often unique to AotearoaAotearoa New Zealand.

  • When Long-term exhibition
  • Where Level 2
  • Cost Free entry
  • Type Nature and science

Over 2,500 native plants and animals make up the displays. How many molluscs can you count? Can you find the ship rat eating a wētā? Climb to the bush canopy to get a kererū’s perspective.

Mountains to Sea leads you through six major kinds of ecosystem:

  • alpine
  • bush
  • freshwater
  • coastal
  • open ocean
  • deep sea.

The Colossal Squid can be found here too.

Exploring the Mountains to Sea exhibition

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Exploring the Mountains to Sea exhibition, 2017. Photo by Laird Morris. Youbee School of Design

Marine life in the Mountains to Sea exhibition

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Marine life in the Mountains to Sea exhibition, 2017. Photo by Rachael Hockridge. Te Papa