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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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Superb museum

If you are not a nervous traveller on narrow steep roads this is a must to visit to view an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Hidden gem! Must do 🌟🌟

This museum has a lot of exhibits centred around Maori in New Zealand. Life in early banks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Main Road | Okains Bay, Christchurch 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This place has to be advertised better. It's actually not that bad, it has a lot of Maori artifacts and you get to know more about the culture, but you can also see that the museum is poorly sponsored. If you're in Okains bay, pay...More

1  Thank nomadgirl365
Reviewed 27 May 2017

quirky layout of buildings to explore. stunning collection of maori taonga, though needs inout into more appropriate display methods.

Thank Sally P
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