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Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum

Address: 149-159 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 9 373 0800
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Ranked #15 of 88 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, Voyager Maritime...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, Voyager Maritime Museum tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and journeys that have shaped New Zealand's history and identity. The Museum’s exhibitions explore the history and stories of the Polynesian people’s migration across the Pacific, European exploration, immigration and trade, NZ’s modern yachting success and our relationship with the Sea.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Being a local resident, I was fascinated by their collection and information about the marine life of Kiwis and how we are proud being one of the challengers for Americas cup fame. Leah, who was our guide and mentor for the day was absolutely awesome with the way she explained the entourage every little thing about the marine history. Due... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The museum was helpful in understanding the love of kiwis and sailing. It had a clear section on New Zealand's effort in global ocean races and the Americas Cup. It also has a historical section on sea faring of ancient people coming to the country

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great little museum, perfect place to spend a couple of hours. Our favourite section was the area related to migration, it was such an eye opener looking at the ways people arrived over the years. We also really enjoyed the Americas Cup exhibit, it's obvious how proud New Zealand is of this victory, it was lovely to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This museum is really fantastic - highly informative, well-organized, and really interesting. We spent over two hours there, and could easily have spent more. It's a fantastic lens through which to view NZ's history, from the early Pacific Islanders to European settlement to modern competitive yachting. Loved it!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed in Auckland (travelling from Australia) for 3 days and so were careful about what we chose to do in order to get the most from our stay and this museum didn't disappoint. We travelled as parents, 12yo boy, 10yo girl. In saying 'this museum didn't disappoint' our kids are the sort of kids that love museums and history... More 

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Palmyra, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Loved this museum and learned a great deal as it was my first visit to NZ. Great Maori boat exhibit and history of how the Maori sailed here. Loved the history of captain Cooks arrival and Abel Tasmans ( I think that's his name) voyage. Really enjoyed the era of settlement of this country and the section of how people... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was amazed at the size, coverage, and quality of the exhibits, from native multi-hulls, to migration exhibits, America's Cup vessels, lighthouses, and navigation. I missed out on the optional harbour tour given its heavy booking. If naval vessels are more your interest, the ferry to Devonport will take you to the free Naval Museum.

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West Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Been here various times of the year during school holidays with young and old visiters. Have enjoyed each visit as the exihibits get changed around and there are pages for the kiddies to help us "oldies" keep them interested in actually LOOKING at things instead of just running thru! The 'rocking' ships cabin is a favourite and whoever put up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

very nice and interesting museum. Really liked the imigration part and the Sir Peter Blake part. Both giving inspiration to search for more information. Dissapointed by the shop at the entrance. Didn't find it interessting at all.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We enjoyed the exhibits on Maori boats, America's Cup, Jetboats and Lighthouses. All well laid out, and good, well presented information. Parked in multi-storey opposite ($10 per day), not cheap but very convenient, once we had worked out how to get in from Customs Street.

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Sarah_at_Voyager, Public Relations Manager at Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Dear Juliet, Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We actually offer a $4.50 parking voucher for the Downtown Carpark where you parked with every Museum entry! I'm sorry you didn't get to make use of that. We're looking at ways to promote it more clearly as it makes parking close by a very affordable option.... More 

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