Te Papa Express

3.5 hours | Wellington | WLG-185
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Points of Interest

  • Te Papa Museum
Easy activity

Description

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

What you will visit:
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The country's national museum is brimming with fascinating exhibits that detail New Zealand's history. The Te Papa Tongarewa, which means "the place of treasures of this land," is situated on the waterfront. Once inside this impressive, contemporary building, peruse six levels highlighting art and artifacts from the Maori people, plus enter the colorful marae (meeting house), showcasing magnificent contemporary Maori art and design. There are displays focused on natural history and the environment, as well as the remains of the world's largest colossal squid-over 14 feet long. History buffs won't want to miss the Gallipoli exhibition, with life-sized model soldiers, documenting New Zealand's role in WWI's infamous Gallipoli campaign against the Ottoman Empire.

Wellington Botanic Garden
One of the oldest botanic gardens in New Zealand, this central city garden was established in 1869 and covers 26 hectares. It offers beautiful formal gardens with lavish floral displays, native bush, and remnants of an exotic forest. Stroll along manicured walkways, visit the serene duck pond set within lush vegetation, Begonia House, award-winning Lady Norwood Rose Garden with over 3,000 roses in 110 beds, and the captivating sculpture garden where some of New Zealand's foremost artists have sculptures interspersed among the trees.

What you will see along the way:
On your motorcoach drive, enjoy views of the city sights from Mount Victoria, undoubtedly the capital city's favorite lookout, affording 360-degree views of the city and beyond. Travel along Wellington's scenic ocean on the way to the museum.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart wharf for Mt. Victoria

Time at site:
0:35

Arrive at Mt. Victoria for 10 minutes of free time

Time at site:
0:10

Depart Mt. Victoria for Te Papa Museum

Time at site:
0:15

Arrive Te Papa for 60 minutes free time

Time at site:
1:00

Depart Te Papa for Wellington Botanic Gardens

Time at site:
0:15

Arrive at the Botanic Gardens for 45 minutes of free time

Time at site:
0:45

Depart Botanic Gardens for Wharf

Time at site:
0:30