Kia Ora - Welcome to Aotearoa New Zealand.
Experience our city's Manaakitanga (hospitality) while discovering important elements of New Zealand culture that helped to shape the New Zealand of today.
Day Two: Connect with New Zealand's past
Explore the richness and beauty of New Zealand’s flora and fauna at Zealandia ecosanctuary. Accompanied by an award-winning local chef, you’ll go foraging for indigenous ingredients and then enjoy a classic Kiwi barbecue lunch on the Zealandia lawn surrounded by native bird calls.
Continue your cultural journey at New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa with a behind-the- scenes Tāonga Māori tour where you’ll discover Te Papa’s tāonga (treasures) and hear their stories for insights into Māori culture.
After the tour, enjoy pre-dinner cocktails amongst the Treaty of Waitangi: Signs of a Nation exhibition and a guided tour through the Mana Whenua exhibition before enjoying dinner at Te Papa’s contemporary marae followed by cultural performances.
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