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    • Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific: Exploring the Sub-Antarctic Islands
      • 28 DEC 2024 – 4 JAN 2025 You won’t find them mentioned in a travel brochure on your high street; you won’t find them in most guidebooks, you probably don’t know anyone that has ever been there and they don’t even appear on some maps of the New Zealand’s South Pacific – these are the ‘forgotten islands’. Despite their low profile, they are among the most remarkable wildlife reserves in the Southern Ocean, designated UNESCO World Heritage sites and afforded the highest protection of any nature reserves in New Zealand. Remote, uninhabited and on no regular shipping route, access is further restricted by a strict Management Plan which limits the number of people allowed ashore each year.

    • Tour of Taranaki and Tongariro
      • A Six Day Tour Curated Exclusively for Friends of Te Papa, Led by Author and Victoria University Lecturer Richard Willis 11-16 November 2024 DAY ONE: We leave Wellington and […]

    • Historic Tour of the Coromandel Peninsula
      • 14 – 20 OCTOBER 2024 The Coromandel Peninsula does not just have an abundance of natural beauty but is also rich in Maori history and early European settler heritage. This tour will spend 2 nights in Thames to explore historic Thames with a knowledgeable local guide . We visit the Thames School of Mines, the Bella Street Pump House and Museum of Technology as well as the Thames Goldmine Experience. In Coromandel town we will be going on a guided walking tour and we experience the famous Driving Creek Railway and Pottery. As we wind our way around the peninsula, we visit Whitianga for a 2-hour glass-bottom boat cruise to picturesque Cathedral Cove, followed by dinner and wine tasting at Mercury Bay Estate in Cooks Beach. We will stay for 2 nights in Whangamata, as a base to explore the historic town of Waihi with all its gold mining history. We will also take a ride on the historic railway from Waihi to Waikino, and visit the Victoria Battery Tramway museum and Karangahake Gorge. On our last day, before heading back to Auckland, we have time to explore the Paeroa Historical Maritime park and museum.

    • Exclusive Charter Members Event: New Acquisitions Tour
      • By invitation to our Charter Members only, join Te Papa’s art curators for an exclusive look at new acquisitions into the national art collection. Starting in the Toi Art galleries, visitors will then be taken to two back-of-house arts storerooms to see recently acquired artworks, photographs and design objects. Hear the stories behind these exciting and important works, and enjoy a close-up view of them in the collection stores.

    • Otago Heritage Tour
      • 29 APRIL – 5 MAY 2024 Explore the richly historic and scenic Otago region, from its former gold rush towns to its alpine mountains and gorges, then across to the city streets, wild coasts, and heritage architecture of Dunedin, all with knowledgeable local guides. Highlights include a vintage steamer cruise on Lake Wakatipu, a 4WD tour to abandoned mining towns, lunches at a number of historic hotels and a guided walking tour of Dunedin as well as a truly memorable formal farewell dinner at a perfectly preserved Edwardian home, Olveston house.

    • Len Lye, Animation and Surrealism
      • Join Victoria University Art Historian Raymond Spiteri as he discusses the development of the film practice of Len Lye, and its proximity to surrealism. While surrealism does provide one reference […]

    • Tasmania: History and Heritage Tour 10 – 17 March 2024
      • This tour includes some exclusive experiences not open to the general public and expert guides such as an historian, a geologist and an ecologist for a deeper insight into Tasmanian landscape, history and heritage. Come and join us on this amazing one-off adventure limited to 20 participants.

    • Touring Wellington’s Built Heritage
      • Many Friends travel widely to explore areas of historical interest and to enjoy built heritage sites. Our own Wellington neighbourhood has a variety of sites that present a full range of architectural interest and styles. Join Historic Places Wellington Chairperson Felicity Wong as she talks to us about some of her favorite local heritage places.

    • Day Trip to Pencarrow Lighthouse
      • Join us for a day trip this summer under the expert guidance of geologist, paleontologist and Emeritus Scientist Hamish Campbell. We will take a leisurely drive around the harbour, as […]

    • Changing Climate, Changing Culture: Horticulture in a Heritage Landscape
      • As Team Leader of Main Gardens at Wellington Botanic Gardens, Kate Roud is one part of a small team that maintains the plants and heritage landscape. She will share with us how the team uses their skills and expertise to care for the wide range of native and exotic flora, some insights into how you can adapt your own garden to climate change and sustainability

    • Floortalk: Memory Spaces and This Natural World
      • Explore two new exhibitions in Toi Art: Memory Spaces and This Natural World. This floor talk will be led by Hanahiva Rose (Assistant Curator Contemporary Art), Justine Olsen (Curator Decorative Art and Design) and Isaac Te Awa (Curator Mātauranga Māori).

    • Kaipara: Art and Cultural Tour
      • We are now inviting Expressions of Interest to join the Friends of Te Papa Kaipara and mid-North tour, departing Tuesday 10 October 2023, in association with Claudia Moir of New Zealand Travel Brokers, based in Mangawhai, Northland. On this tour you will see the cultural highlights of this region with visits to the Sculptureum in Matakana, the famous Kauri Museum, the Dargaville Museum, the new multi sensory experience of Manea Footprints of Kupe in Opononi, Footprints Waipoua's Twilight Encounter as well as the amazing Hundertwasser Arts Centre in Whangarei. This tour has been especially designed for Friends of Te Papa and all visits include experienced guides to give you a deeper insight into each place you visit. 

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