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Highlights Tour

Daily at 10.45am, 12.45pm and 2.15pm (11.45am avail Nov-Mar)
Run Time 60 min. Charges apply, see our package for details

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

Take a tour with one of our local guides as they share their knowledge with you. Hear about Aotearoa’s people and their place in the Pacific, the remarkable flora and fauna found from north to south, and the conflicts that have shaped the nation. You will also find out about one of New Zealand’s finest heritage buildings, the Museum itself.

Tour times

Tours are available three times a day and last for one hour. An additional tour at 11:45am is available from November to March. To make it easier for you to explore your Museum we have bundled together your tour experience with general admission into a Kiwi Package and with general admission and the cultural performance into a Moa Package.

Tours leave from the Grand Foyer, please assemble by the Welcome Lounge.

Kiwi Package Tour times

10.45am, 12.45pm, and 2.15pm. Additional 11.45am tour available November to March.

Moa Package Tour times

10.45am, 11am, 12pm, and 1.30pm. Additional 12.45pm tour available November to March.

Booking information

Bookings are essential for the Māori Cultural Performance and Highlights Tour. Book at ticket desks, +64 9 306 7048, or tickets can be purchased from the day at the ticket desks.

A booking fee of $3 applies to each transaction.


Highlights Tour + General Admission

Kiwi Package

Highlights Tour + Cultural Performance + General Admission

Moa Package




Child 5-14yrs



Family 2 adults and 4 children



MyMuseum Cardholders



NZ Residents



NZ Child 5-14yrs



NZ Family 2 adults and 4 children




Special tours may be able to be arranged to meet your group requirements. Group numbers are limited to 10-15 people per guide.

  • Museum accredited guides can be booked for your visit
  • Two weeks notice is expected and booking is essential

Find out more about bookings for groups email,  or phone +64 9 306 7924 or 0800 256 873 (0800 AKMUSEUM).