New Zealand has a great selection of museums showcasing our rich Maori, European and natural heritage. Explore a range of museums including history museums, military museums, sports museums, themed museums and transport museums.
Relax and enjoy the peace of the countryside by day visits or staying in either the camping ground, secluded chalets or bed and breakfast in the homestead. Hand-feed our pet farm animals, stroll around the park and lake, or take a more strenuous farm walk. Be tempted with Devonshire tea in the antique shop and visit our memory lane museum.
Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft, engines and assorted parts to medals and personal war stories. Come marvel at our collection, fly a simulator, take a guided tour and enjoy our children's activities. FREE ADMISSION, open daily.
Immerse yourself in Napier, the Art Deco Capital of the World! Take a tour of the city's iconic Art Deco heritage which is beautifully preserved and celebrated by the Art Deco Trust. Your local guide will tell you stories of the earthquake that destroyed the city, the people that were affected and the remarkable recovery. Tours to suit everyone.
Pictured is one of our star attractions, the Harrier 'jump jet'. Ashburton has a strong aviation history, being a training base in World War 2. We have a super-hanger and more than 20 aircraft on display. We're well worth a visit. Get up close and personal with Skyhawk, Tiger Moth, DC3, Flying Flea, Vampire, Meteor, Harvard, De Havilland.
Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific, New Zealand's people, and the flora, fauna and landforms of our unique islands, are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
Experience New Zealand’s most visited Archaeological Site where stories of the 1886 Tarawera Eruption come to life! Encounter the world-class Museum of Te Wairoa which exhibits excavated objects from the ruins; explore the site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa; hear unique stories from the tour guides and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls.
For a "top" experience in Christchurch (only 15 minutes from central city), take a ride to the summit of the Port Hills, 500 metres above sea level. It's magical! Spectacular 360-degree views of Christchurch City, Lyttelton Harbour, Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Set atop the Gondola Summit Station, the Red Rock Cafe offers delicious snacks, light meals and beverages.
A classic car museum designed to cater for everyone. We have over 100 cars for display and an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia signs, tins, petrol pumps, pedal cars and early pin-ball machines. Conference room available for hire with seating for up to 100 people or full hireage of the venue for up to 300 people.
World-class crystal and mineral museum set in the foothills of the Waitakere ranges, just a 20-minute drive from Auckland City. Amazing fossils, the biggest and most unusual selection of crystals and minerals in New Zealand, selected from around the world. Scrumptious cafe, farm animals and children's playgrounds. Group tours welcome.
Ferrymead Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township, with exhibits such as houses, picture theatre, school classroom, church, jail, railway station, lodge hall, post office, printers, tobacconist, general store, lawyer’s office and more. We're located near the Port Hills. Combine a visit with a gondola ride to the summit, visit to the port of Lyttelton, Heathcote Valley, Redcliffs and Sumner.
Relax in the tranquil and rustic surroundings of an 1850s settlement. This living museum & souvenir shop is on a five-acre site, and includes 30 buildings set up to show life as it was in early Auckland. Wander at your own pace, chat to our costumed staff, and savour the home cooked food at the Homestead Cafe. Open seven days.
The Kauri Museum tells the fascinating story of pioneering settlers through the theme of kauri. Experience the awesome history of the mighty kauri, its beautiful timber and kauri gum. Located in Matakohe, en route to the giant kauri trees in the Waipoua Forest. One of Northland's best heritage attractions. A great place to visit for the whole family.
Explore Northland's unique natural history and heritage with us. Northland’s only captive Kiwi viewing, plus Tuatara, Gecko & more. Taonga Maori on display – treasured Korowai (cloak), jewellery, weapons and tools. Special exhibitions featured in the Whangarei Museum. Historic homestead, chapel & school. Relax and revive in our beautiful grounds. Close to quality cafes & only 6ks from city centre.
Visitors can be inspired by real life soldier's stories, discover New Zealand's military history, and reflect on how conflict has shaped our nation. Open daily 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (except Christmas Day). Facilities: The Museum Cafe, gift shop, research centre, guided tours, Memorial Greenstone Wall, educational programmes and picnic area.
This fascinating collection houses one of the largest private collections in the world. A nostalgic selection of toys has something to fascinate the child in everyone, such as clockwork and battery powered toys, porcelain dolls, teddy bears, pedal cars and money boxes. Indoor and outdoor playing areas with pedal tractors and trucks for the kids.
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