New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa is home to the world’s greatest maritime pioneers. Filled with stories that have defined the identity of New Zealanders, it’s a place of dreams, daring feats, amazing journeys, burning ambition, passion, human endeavour, imagination, exploration, and courage.

From the first discovery by Kupe, to one of the most courageous migrations by the Polynesian peoples, to Abel Tasman and then Cook, the spirit of exploration has been forged and the boundaries of possibility broken. The New Zealand Maritime Museum honours those people who sailed to the limits of their imagination.

New Zealand Maritime Museum
Corner Quay and Hobson Streets
Viaduct Harbour

Ph 09 373 0800





Open daily 10am–5pm

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