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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.
Sight or Activity listing
The Wellington Writers Walk was opened during the NZ International Festival of the Arts in March 2002 and is a project of the New Zealand Society of Authors.
School trip listing
A rich and varied walk from one end of Wellington city into the surrounding suburbs and hills and then to the rocky shores of Wellington's south coast.