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Te Ana Maori Rock Art

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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for lovers of culture, art and history this place is more than a place to go, it is a must visite.

I love learning more about the most diverse cultures. Te Ana provides a moment of interaction... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Caroline G
via mobile
Rock art rocks!

I've been here many times and this really is a must see for all visitors to Timaru. We have a... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
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Te Ana provides personalised, authentic Maori cultural experiences based around the rock art art sites created by our ancestors. We offer guided tours of our Maori Rock Art Centre, Te Ana, and guided tours to some of the districts most stunning...more
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2 George Street | Landing Services Building, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

I love learning more about the most diverse cultures. Te Ana provides a moment of interaction, and technology for visitors to know more about the Maoris' history. This place is part of my list of museums I most loved visiting in NZ.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

I've been here many times and this really is a must see for all visitors to Timaru. We have a wonderful heritage of history and culture and the Te Ana Rock Art centre does an amazing job of bringing this alive! The displays are interactive,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

What a hidden treasure. The guide was informative and knowledgeable. He would come and talk to us and let us have time to read things. He told stories about the art.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

the guide was helpful and we learnt more about our nz history. The interactive displays and peaceful atmosphere added to the appeal.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

This Maori rock art centre, although not big, provides very good introduction to this precious heritage in NZ, with succinct information, illustrations, videos, models, artefacts, etc to tell you stories, myths and facts. The guide at the centre gave visitors warm welcome and provided information...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Te Ana Rock Art museum in Timaru. The introduction by Wetere was really excellent, and gave us a real insight into Maori culture and the history of the people. Wetere allowed us as much time as we...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Kia ora, Thanks for your feedback - I passed on your comments to Wetere and he was really pleased to hear them. Thanks also for your comments regarding the price of the tour. The tour fee ($130 per adult) has an element of cost recovery,...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

We spent a very informative and interesting tour with Wes. He is very passionate about his culture and it was infectious. We spent over an hour just wandering through and listening to his stories. The attraction is suitable for all types of visitors adults and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank D4181KSjohng
Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Kia ora and thank you for your positive comments - we really appreciate your feedback, and we so glad you enjoyed your time with Wes!

Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Today we visited the Te Ana Maori rock art with my 3 children aged 8,11 and 12. The exhibition itself is very interesting and interactive for adults and children but our guide Sue was amazing. Sue makes the place. The talk is very informative and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Kia ora Sam, Nice to hear you that you and your children had a fantastic time with Sue - its great to be able to share this amazing piece of our heritage with our guests! Amanda

Reviewed September 30, 2017

We visited Timaru on a cruise ship and had the opportunity to take an excursion which included the museum and a visit to local caves with rock art. If on a cruise, we recommend this excursion. The museum is informative, well structured, and the guides...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Kia ora Fred, Thanks for the positive review and a great idea to give some guidance for other photographers that may join us for a tour of the caves. Most cruise ships visiting Timaru offer our guided tours as part of their shore excursion programme,...More

Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Very informative and it's great to be able to look at everything as you go,Recommend if your interested in the Maori culture

Date of experience: September 2017
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Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Kia ora and thanks for your positive comments - great you enjoyed your time at Te Ana!

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schillingpitanga2017
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Jenna S | Property representative |
Kia ora - the cost is $22/adult for a one hour guided tour at our cultural centre, Te Ana, which houses 8 pieces of ancient Maori rock art in a fantastic interactive exhibition, or $130/adult for the guided tour of the... More
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October 24, 2016|
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Response from Jenna S | Property representative |
Kia ora and thanks for your inquiry. A guided tour of Te Ana maori Rock Art Centre takes around an hour, however you are welcome to stay as long as like. We are open from 10am to 3pm. You would need to allow 3 hours to take... More
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