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Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) Tours and Activities

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Located on Wellington’s waterfront, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (better known simply as Te Papa) holds massive collections of New Zealand art and artifacts. Hear stories from local communities, see some of the best contemporary Aotearoa art, and entertain your kids while teaching them about the world at the museum’s Discovery Centres.

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Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Guided Wellington Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

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The hills around Wellington offer a spectacular backdrop for a cycling tour, but you don’t need to worry about biking uphill. This 4-hour electric bike tour takes all the effort out of cycling, so you can concentrate on admiring the sights and enjoying the views.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.27
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$97.27

Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

Full-Day Wellington Self-Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Make easy work of Wellington’s hills and devise your own itinerary on this self-guided electric bike tour. Opt for a 1 or 2-day bike rental and zip between sights like the Weta Workshop, Te Papa Museum, or Zealandia Sanctuary; glide along the Wellington Waterfront; or escape the city to cycle the Rimutaka Rail Trail or take in the views from Mt Victoria.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.56
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$56.56
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Wellington Electric Bike Tour

Wellington Electric Bike Tour

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When you ship docks in Wellington, explore New Zealand's vibrant capital city while getting fresh air and exercise on an electric bike tour. Ride along the Wellington Waterfront and Miramar Peninsula, pedaling past beaches, urban landmarks, and residential neighborhoods with a guide and small group. Stop often to snap photos, and use the bike’s battery power to easily scale Mt. Maupuia for stellar views over the city and coast.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.26
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$94.26

Wellington Highlights Combo Tour Including Cable Car and Guided Zealandia Tour

Wellington Highlights Combo Tour Including Cable Car and Guided Zealandia Tour

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Combine a morning of sightseeing in Wellington with an afternoon visit to Zealandia, an urban ecosanctuary right in the heart of the capital. See Wellington landmarks such as the Beehive and St Paul’s Cathedral, take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car, and admire the views from the top of Mount Victoria. After lunch (own expense), enjoy a guided tour of Zealandia, learn about the ground-breaking conservation project, and spot endemic wildlife such as takahe and weka.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.75
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$86.75

Wellington Waterfront Bike Tour

Wellington Waterfront Bike Tour

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Bundle up for this 3-hour bike tour around “Windy Wellington,” so nicknamed due to the high winds brought in by the Cook Straight. Head out along the waterfront past the Te Papa museum and the beaches of Oriental Bay. Cruise the southern coastline, admiring the colorful Victorian homes and picturesque views. Plenty of stops for photos and sightseeing are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.60
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$111.60
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Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington

Bay of Many Coves Helicopter Tour with 3-Course Lunch from Wellington

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Across the Cook Strait is the Marlborough Sounds, a cluster of picturesque bays, inlets and islands. Set in one of these bays is the Bay of Many Coves Resort, a luxury hotel that can only be accessed by boat or helicopter. Your helicopter will leave the Wellington waterfront and fly you over the Cook Strait to the Resort. Once there, you’ll be treated to a three-course lunch at the resort’s gourmet restaurant The Foredeck.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$646.97
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$646.97

Wellington South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight

Wellington South Coast Discovery Helicopter Flight

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Explore the outskirts of Wellington and the landscape beyond on this helicopter flight tour. While listening to commentary from your pilot/guide, fly over the rugged shores and seal colonies of the South Coast, the Cook Strait, the Karori Rock Lighthouse, and the Makara Wind Farm.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$253.64
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Wellington Sightseeing Tour

Wellington Sightseeing Tour

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Whether it’s your first time in Wellington or you just want to see as much as possible during your time in port, this half-day sightseeing tour offers a great introduction to the city and a diverse range of sights. Visit the iconic Weta Cave and the historic Old St. Paul’s Cathedral, ride the Wellington cable car to the top of the city, and enjoy panoramic views from the top of Mount Victoria.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.90
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$73.90
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Private Luxury Tour Anywhere in NZ - Choose any number of days & destinations

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Private Luxury Tour Anywhere in NZ - Choose any number of days & destinations

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Design your perfect New Zealand trip and feel like a VIP with every detail taken care of on this custom-made tour. Where you go and what you do is completely up to you, so you could visit the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, and Waitomo Glowworm Caves on the North Island; discover Milford Sound, Queenstown, and the Fox Glacier on the South Island; or tour LOTR sites such as Tongariro and Hobbiton.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$705.79
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$882.23
$176.44 savings
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$882.23
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Intro to Wellington Bike Tour

Intro to Wellington Bike Tour

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The essential introduction to Wellington! Jump on a bike and our guide will show you around the Wellington Waterfront and introduce you to some fascinating past and present figures who have made Wellington the creative capital it is today. This tour is perfect for those with just a couple of hours to spare or who prefer their riding to be only on cycle paths. This route is only 10km so the riding is easy and the distance is short (if you're after a longer bike ride, check out our Half Day Tour). Our Introduction to Wellington tour is set at an easy pace with plenty of time for questions and taking photos at each of the tour stops. Our tour focuses on six city shaping people and we’ll point out some key Wellington landmarks along the way including the Parliament, Wellington Stadium, Te Papa Museum, Cuba St, Oriental Bay, Wellington Railway Station and the historic Wellington Waterfront. We use regular bikes for this tour as it's mostly flat, but you can upgrade to an electric bike.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.64
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$71.64

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Mana Māori Tour

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Mana Māori Tour

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Get a 60-minute introduction to the highlights of Te Papa’s ‘taonga,’ meaning a ‘cultural treasures’ in the Māori language. While admission to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is free, a small-group tour with a museum guide offers more insight on the enrich your understanding of this unique culture.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.09
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$15.09
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Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour

Wellington & Hutt Valley Half Day Tour

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This sightseeing tour is ideal for Cruise Ship travelers and for those visitors who want to experience the best guided half day tour in Wellington. Join Brian from Talk of the Town Tours for an interesting , fun and memorable trip around the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions. You will visit all of the best attractions and experience a visit to the Museum of NZ and the Maori Cultural Centre. Visit the Mount Victoria lookout for panoramic views over Wellington. We will drive out to the Hutt Valley region where we will stop for a light lunch at a local cafe / bakery. This tour will give you "an experience to remember"
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.20
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$77.20

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Small Group Guided Tour

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Small Group Guided Tour

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Get a personal introduction to Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand’s premier museum based in Wellington. This 1-hour guided tour provides an overview of the museum’s interactive exhibits, artifacts, fine art and natural history displays so that you can better explore the collection on your own. You’ll get a deeper look at Maori cultural heritage and colonial history with an expert guide who share insights and offers suggestions for galleries that might suit your interests.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.09
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$15.09
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Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Explore Wellington at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Follow your guide's directions to attractions all around the capital. Start at the iconic Cable Car, explore the city’s Botanical Gardens, visit the city’s museums and art galleries and take in the harbour from the summit of Mount Victoria.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.23
$15.29
$3.06 savings
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$3.06 savings
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15-Minute Wellington Harbour Helicopter Flight

15-Minute Wellington Harbour Helicopter Flight

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Soar over Wellington Harbour in a helicopter during this 15-minute flight. Learn about the history, culture, and environment of the harbor's landscape through your pilot's commentary. Get views and aerial photo ops of the Cook Strait, Matiu Somes Island, and some of Wellington city's landmarks.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.45
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$176.45

30-Minute Romantic Helicopter Tour from Wellington

30-Minute Romantic Helicopter Tour from Wellington

Enjoy aerial views of Wellington and the surrounds with a glass of bubbly in hand and a special someone by your side. Learn about the history and geology of Wellington's landscape through guided commentary from your pilot as you fly. Make a stop at a remote location, perched on the edge of a cliff, with stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$676.38
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Gallipoli Early Bird Entry

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa: Gallipoli Early Bird Entry

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Beat the crowds and explore this award-winning exhibitions before opening. Explore Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War with the peace and stillness this subject matter deserves by entering the exhibit half an hour before the public. Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to create an exhibition like no other. After a short introduction from a Te Papa Host, you will wander freely at your own pace through this gallery. Garnering international acclaim and various awards, this space is best experienced before the museum's doors are opened for general admission. * See eight extraordinary New Zealanders captured frozen in time on a monumental scale - 2.4 times human size * Learn about the battles that took place in this culturally-defining event * Discover more about the ANZAC story through 3D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$11.31
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$11.31
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Sightsee Wellington Combo Tour Including Guided Tour of Te Papa

Sightsee Wellington Combo Tour Including Guided Tour of Te Papa

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Combine a morning of sightseeing in Wellington with an afternoon visit to Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum. See Wellington landmarks such as the Beehive and St Paul’s Cathedral, take a ride on the Wellington Cable Car (own expense), and admire the views from the top of Mount Victoria. After lunch (own expense), enjoy a guided tour of Te Papa, take in the highlights of the permanent exhibitions, and learn more about NZ’s rich Maori history and heritage.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.14
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$55.14

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

17-Day Kiwi Explorer

Make this most of your time in New Zealand with this small group tour, which winds through some of the best spots on both islands. From the museums of Wellington to the magnificent Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand has surprises both cultural and natural. This tour allows you to see some of the best spots in New Zealand, traveling in coaches and staying in a range of quality accommodation.
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  • 17 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,969.00
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$1,969.00
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Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

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Small Groups - Maximum 18 travellers per tour. NZ Family Owned since 1971 - Many NZ tour companies are Australian owned. Off the Beaten Track Destinations - where big coaches can't go. Flexibility - Time to add as many (or few) activities around the country as you like. Walking - For those who would like to, there are lots of short walks all over the country, your guides will help you find them. Kiwi Guides - Our guides are all passionate Kiwis who know the country like the back of their hands.
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  • 21 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$7,785.71
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Sightsee Wellington Full Day Combo Tour Including Weta Workshop.

Sightsee Wellington Full Day Combo Tour Including Weta Workshop.

Discover the best of Wellington with this Sightsee Wellington and Weta Workshop Half Experience Combo Tour. Your full day tour includes experiencing some of Wellingtons top attractions including a 2.5-hour guided Weta Workshop Half Experience Tour, the famous Wellington Cable Car (own cost), 360 degree views at the top of Mount Victoria, New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings, the Beehive, Old Saint Pauls Cathedral, the Botanical Gardens, Wellington Museum, quaint villages throughout the city, the rugged coastline of the South Coast and much more. Your Wellington Combo Tour will have you spending the morning sightseeing around Wellington before enjoying a guided tour at Weta Workshop in the afternoon. You will have time to purchase lunch (at your own cost) in the City in between your tours or you may like to bring your own.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.96
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$88.96

14 Day - North to South Island Tour (All inclusive)

14 Day - North to South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Tour includes: Accommodation x14 nights. Breakfast x14 Dinner x2 Activities include; Waitomo Glowworms Caves tour, Te Puia entry ticket, Tamaki Maori Village overnight experience, Spa thermal park reserve, Te Papa museum, Winery Tour (FROMM), Lake Tekapo Dark Sky reserve observatory, Queenstown Skyline and buffet dinner, Lots of hiking. The ideal trip for any New Zealand first-timer. Experience some of the world’s most picturesque valleys, get up close to fascinating Māori culture and give the ticker a good workout with a plethora of adrenaline activities. This 14-day tour will take you around the country’s hottest spots, with accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.
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  • 14 days
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$2,057.81
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$2,057.81

7 Day - North Island Tour (All inclusive)

7 Day - North Island Tour (All inclusive)

This 7 day, small group guided tour of the North Island will visit the Coromandel, Rotorua, Taupō, and the bustling capital Wellington, with the option to visit Hobbiton and the Tongariro Crossing along the way. With accommodation and some activities included (see below), our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time.
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  • 7 days
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$999.13
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18 day - North & South Island Tour (All inclusive)

18 day - North & South Island Tour (All inclusive)

Tour includes: Accommodation x17 nights. Breakfast x17 Dinner x2 Activities include; Waitomo Glowworms Caves tour, Te Puia entry ticket, Tamaki Maori Village overnight experience, Spa thermal park reserve, Te Papa museum, Winery Tour (FROMM), Lake Tekapo Dark Sky reserve observatory, Queenstown Skyline and buffet dinner, Lots of hiking. From the secluded beaches and volcanic craters of the north to the glaciers, mountains and fjords in the south, this is our most immersive experience possible. Adventure activities aplenty throughout the trip, with accommodation and some activities included, our all-inclusive tours are hassle-free, authentic experiences for those short on time. From Auckland to Christchurch and everything in between, this tour has New Zealand covered.
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  • 18 days
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$2,572.45
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) costs USD 11.31. Guided Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) tours start around USD 11.31 per person. See all 25 Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) tickets and tours on Viator.
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