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Fascinate delegates with a luxury customised fine art tour, or a behind the scenes tour of the Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa’s treasures.

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Exclusive Maori cultural experiences

Level 1, 2 Taranaki Street, Taranaki Wharf , Wellington

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Te Wharewaka o Pōneke offers an exclusive Waka and Māori Cultural Walking tour which takes visitors on Wellington's best Māori experience on the water and land. Be guided through the mihi whakatau (welcome) and whakawhanaungatanga (introductions). Their guides will teach you everything you need to know - learn the ancient style of paddling, all the salutes, chants and haka for on the water, and then back on land our guides will take you on an exclusive Māori cultural walking tour of significant Māori cultural sites to discover Wellington's hidden Māori treasures.

Te Papa Tours

55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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The perfect way to get an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Māori taonga and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit. Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa’s taonga and hear their stories for insights into Māori culture. From historic, artistic, and contemporary perspectives, this tour will enrich your understanding of what makes New Zealand’s Māori culture unique.

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Explore the Quirky and The Eccentric

3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf , Wellington

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Step back in time as you enter the gorgeous late 19th century Bond Store building on bustling Queens Wharf. Guided on a private tour, you’ll come face to face with 150 years of Wellington’s fascinating history as capital of New Zealand as you explore 4 floors of the Museum, rated as one of the Top 50 Museums in the world. Tea, coffee and refreshments can be provided in the grand boardroom at an additional cost.

New Zealand Parliament Private Tour

Molesworth Street, Pipitea, Wellington

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Private tours of New Zealand Parliament buildings are available on request. These tours can be tailored to reflect the interests and knowledge and needs of your group. This can include the Introducing or Highlights of Parliament's tours, which are a great way to learn about our parliamentary processes and New Zealand's history while looking through our iconic buildings. Personalised Art Tours are also available.

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He Tohu

Cnr Molesworth & Aitken Street, Thordon, Wellington

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He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. See these fragile and priceless documents in the document room, which is inspired by the form and function of a waka huia – treasure container. 

  • He Whakaputanga — Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Treaty of Waitangi
  • Women's Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine

Nairn Street Cottage

68 Nairn Street, Mount Cook, Wellington

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Classified by Heritage New Zealand as having 'outstanding significance', Nairn Street Cottage is an excellent example of how the first colonials blended their lives in their Victorian homeland with the surrounds of a new country. Take a tour through the house and uncover fresh new stories as told through three generations of Wallis' who lived there.

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Katherine Mansfield House

25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington

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Katherine Mansfield House and Garden is a writer's museum and Category 1 Historic Place in Thorndon, Wellington. Opened to the public in 1988, Katherine Mansfield House and Garden offers a unique insight into 19th-century Wellington and the life, loves and literature of its most famous former occupant. To make the most of your visit it is recommended that you book a guided tour.

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