Guided tour

Guided tours 

Te Papa Tours offer a range of engaging and informative tours to enrich the experience of any Te Papa visit, and bring the stories of New Zealand's land and people to life.

Individuals and small groups – daily tours
Private tours
Visitor booklet and audio guide


Introducing Te Papa

Book your Introducing Te Papa tour now
This tour provides an overview of Te Papa's highlights, Māori treasures, and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit.

If you would like a tour in a language other than English, please book a private tour.

Daily tours

Adult cost

Child cost

Times

Introducing Te Papa – 60 minutes

Museum highlights related to New Zealand's history and natural environment, including the colossal squid

$14

$7

Summer (1 Nov – 31 Mar)
10.15am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Extra tour at 7pm on Thursdays

Winter (1 Apr – 31 Oct)
10.15am, 12 noon, 2pm.
Extra tour at 7pm on Thursdays.

Book your Introducing Te Papa tour now

Child = aged 15 and under
Costs valid until 30 June 2015

Private tours

Book a private tour tailored to your interests or special needs.

Private tours have a minimum cost, equivalent to the cost for seven adults.

We can deliver private tours in English, Māori, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin at no additional cost.

Private tours
Adult cost
Child cost
Minimum tour cost
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Māori Experience Kapu Tī – 90 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae, followed by food and drink

$45

$32.50

$315

7 days

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Māori Highlights – 90 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae

$25

$12.50

$175

7 days

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Māori Highlights – 60 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae

 $20

 $10

 $140

 7 days

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Te Papa Highlights – 90 minutes

The colossal squid, major artworks, Māori treasures, and other highlights

$18

$9

$126

7 days

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Te Papa Highlights – 60 minutes

Highlights selected to meet your interests

$14

$7

$98

7 days

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Art Highlights – 60 minutes

Major artworks and 1,000 years of visual culture

$14

$7

$98

7 days

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Exploring Te Papa for People with Visual Impairments – 90 minutes

Touch, sound, and detailed description bring Te Papa to life

$14

$7

$98

14 days

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Child = aged 15 and under
Costs valid until 30 June 2015

Book a private tour.

Audio guide

Audio guide

Our audio guide provides information about selected exhibitions and objects. It is available in English, Māori, and German, and is available from the Information Desk, Level 2. Charges apply.