Local Connections: Te Papa Museum & Cable Car

Local Connections: Te Papa Museum & Cable Car

4 hours | Wellington | W L G - 2 1 5
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$ 79.95
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Points of Interest

  • Cable Car
  • Te Papa Museum
Easy activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

There's much to see on this four-hour adventure that takes in two of Wellington's most visited attractions. You'll gain a unique and authentic perspective of New Zealand's history at Te Papa Tongarewa, which means "the place of treasures of this land," the country's national museum. A short drive from port takes you along the oceanside to this vibrant museum. Situated on the waterfront in an impressive, contemporary building, it brims with great treasures and artifacts showcasing the history of this country, the Maori culture and the natural world. From the remains of the world's largest squid to a diorama of a colorful marae (meeting house), there's something for everyone to enjoy. Visit the gift shop before driving to Lambton Quay in the central business district, home of the Wellington Cable Car. For over 100 years, this five-minute vertical climb aboard a funicular has been taking passengers over 390 feet in the air and travelling a length of 2,000 feet per trip. Spectacular views over the city, rolling hills and Wellington's harbor can be found at the summit. Conclude with a scenic drive back to port.

Special Notes:

Some objects in the Te Papa museum of New Zealand may not be photographed. Photography for personal use only is permitted.
Bring NZD cash or credit cards for additional purchases.

The cable car is a popular attraction, so you might encounter crowds and delays.

Child Price:

12 years & under only


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to Cable Car Depot

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:15
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Cable car ride to Kelburn Station

Time at site: 01:00
Restroom available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Transfer to Te Papa Museum - city sights enroute

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:30

Te Papa Museum for a guided tour and free time

Time at site: 01:30

Return to ship

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:15