Journey into the heart of Aotearoa’s national museum to experience Te Papa’s collections like never before. Venture behind the scenes with a Te Papa Host discover more about Te Papa’s hidden taonga (treasures) up close and personal.

These Back-of-house Waka Taonga Tours are a Kupe Dreaming


event and part of A Waka Odyssey, a celebration of our place in the Pacific that includes the spectacular Kupe: Festival Opening NightDownload the A Waka Odyssey flyer to plan your journey. 

Haere mai – Come on Board

Follow A Waka Odyssey online. Join our fleet of Pacific sailing waka and their heroic crew on an adventure of a lifetime, across the Pacific Ocean and around Aotearoa. Sign up for Festival email updates and become part of the story. 

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Saturday 24 Feb –
Friday 02 Mar


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