New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland

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With exhibits that span from the first Polynesian explorers to today's seafaring heroes, New Zealand Maritime Museum provides an in-depth look into the country's rich nautical history. You can take a free guided tour or study the artifacts, timelines, photos, and information boards at your own pace. In addition to the reconstructed and preserved ships found inside the museum, you'll notice some interesting vessels--including the Rapaki, a 1926 floating steam crane--sitting in the harbor outside. For a small extra fee, you can enjoy a one-hour voyage on board the Ted Ashby, a reproduction of a ketch-rigged stow. If you need to fuel up before or after your visit, head to one of the many nearby waterfront eateries. For New Zealand Maritime Museum and beyond, use our Auckland trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Auckland vacation.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Situated on the central waterfront ,it is interesting my husband is a marine engineer and is attracted to Maritime Museums So I have visited several.Worth a visit .  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    If you are not good at marine sports especially yacht or boat sailing, this place is not so interesting.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Ship models and yacht models are really a lot more than anything else, the first immigrants came aboard the ship's cabin was impressed to perhaps well personally, I enjoyed it very much and then the whale and dolphin experience will go back
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  • September 3, 2017
    The museum showcases the different types of boats, from old age to present time. Takes around 1 hour to see the entire place. There are some areas for interactive learning for children and groups. Overall a okay place to visit if you have time to pass.
  • September 6, 2017
    Great museum and the galleries are very interesting. It shows NZ's maritime heritage as well as pacific maritime history. Worth a visit
  • June 15, 2017
    Must see place for Auckland visitors , especially if you love history and museums. Free entry for residents. Lot of boats starting from primitive models to advanced racing boats on display. Detailed descriptions. Models of ships that carried the passengers from Europe to NZ was good,and the interiors are well done.
  • June 15, 2017
    When in Auckland one should visit this place to understand why the Kiwis love to sail. The rich history of the country's love for the sea and sailing is captured in this historical museum. For locals who live in NZ admission is free. For tourists there is a minimal fee. There are free lockers where you can keep your bags while viewing the displayed items.
  • September 8, 2017
    Very well organized museum presenting NZ maritime history. It is free to enter if you live in AKL. Need a proof of residence showing shows your home address.

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