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Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum

Main Road | Okains Bay, Christchurch 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8611
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An amazing collection of Maori artifacts and early settler history

In my opinion this is a must see for anyone interested in what the museum has to offer .Have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gosford, Australia
On a par with Te Papa and The Auckland Museum for Maori Culture artifacts.

Set in a stunning bay in Akaroa, this charming little reconstructed village is run by Ian, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Main Road | Okains Bay, Christchurch 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my opinion this is a must see for anyone interested in what the museum has to offer .Have visited twice on travels and have found the experience extremely informative and interesting due to the friendly and knowledgeable caretakers of the collection as well as...More

Thank deegee1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a stunning bay in Akaroa, this charming little reconstructed village is run by Ian, the caretaker. Wonderful to roam around the grounds and learn about both Western and Maori cultures. This little gem is full of artifacts from Maori culture. We were advised...More

Thank gardengirl54
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

If you are not a nervous traveller on narrow steep roads this is a must to visit to view an excellent array of our heritage history and memorabilia. It is well displayed, well narrated and in a beautiful setting

Thank nztravellersLondon
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This museum has a lot of exhibits centred around Maori in New Zealand. Life in early banks peninsula and New Zealand in general. Well worth the $10 entry . It's a pity so few people get to visit it as it's so off the main...More

Thank dreamnz1210
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful collection of Maori and European artifacts. Journey in on the scenic hilltop road to Okains Bay and then journey back in time. Both the buildings and the contents are part of the taonga (treasure), and have been sourced from throughout New Zealand (including...More

Thank Ezra710
Reviewed 17 September 2017

If you are staying in Akaroa, take the time to travel for half an hour to Okains Bay. In itself, the road journey is an adventure, with breathtaking views. However, the driver needs to focus as the roads have few barriers and the drop is...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Learn about Maori settlement of Bank's peninsular area over time with intersting artifacts discovered around the area

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is an amazing collection and well worth the drive from Akaroa. Take your time and learn a bit about the history of this area. Well done to the staff that maintain this amazing gem.

Thank Sonya W
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Amazing collection and worth the trip to this small settlement if you are on Akaroa. Very helpful and informative staff.

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

For a small rural settlement this museum offers up a great collection. If you are at Akaroa it is well worth the drive over the hill. Other than the great Maori Taonga the old early settlers building are well worth seeing. $10 per adult to...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
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