Points of Interest
- Cable Car
- Te Papa Museum
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
What you will visit:
Wellington Cable Car
Up and away on the Wellington Cable Car, a beloved attraction for visitors and locals alike. 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. Time permitting, pop into the Cable Car Museum, home to two of the original grip cars and the original winding machinery. Don't forget your camera!
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.
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.
Duck into the Te Papa museum's gift shop for a wonderful array of New Zealand themed souvenirs.
Special Notes:Some objects in the Te Papa museum of New Zealand may not be photographed. Photography for personal use only is permitted.
Bring 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.
Travel to Te Papa Musuem of New Zealand for an in-depth guided tour
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Depart from Te Papa to Cable Car Depot for a ride to Kelburn Station
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Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship
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