Our visit that morning was to the Te Papa Museum, located at Cable Street in Wellington. As we had to travel about 650 kilometers, we started early in the morning by cab, heading through State Highway one. It took us eight hours to reach the Museum of New Zealand. Our timing was exact that we reached half an hour after the opening of the museum. The entry was free.
Te Papa has some stunning collections of art and photography, swatch books, history, Pacific cultures, Taonga Maori, and natural sciences. When the history collections extend to wide variety of textiles and clothing used by people that go back to as early as the sixteenth century and stamps of from the New Zealand postal archive, Pacific collections contain items of modern and historical items of Pacific Islands.
The visit to Te Papa Museum was worth experiencing if you are looking for a wealth of knowledge about the history, culture and heritage of New Zealand.