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Plan your Wellington experience by exploring our recommendations, or create your own unique experience from scratch.

Changing hearts and minds

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The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is a must see for all ages. As with many places in Wellington, you can come in and self-guide (free) or you can book a more focused staff-led experience.

You can download trail sheets for specific galleries which are a great starting point for planning your visit.

Spend time in Te Papa’s exhibitions about New Zealand’s peoples and culture – from ‘Manu Whenua’ and its celebration of Maori as tangata whenua; through ‘Signs of a Nation’ and its discussion of the Treaty of Waitangi; to ‘Slice of Heaven’ – an exploration of 20th Century Aotearoa, to the ‘Mixing Room’ – contemporary stories from young refugees settling in New Zealand.

Afterwards, students can stretch their legs along Wellington’s waterfront, at nearby Waitangi Park, Frank Kitts Park, or Oriental Bay. For younger students check out our Top 10 Playgrounds.

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