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Te Ana Maori Rock Art

2 George Street | Landing Services Building, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-684 9141
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A fantastic experience

The Maori Rock Art exhibition is located within the I-site building. We planned to stay for about... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2016
jet6
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Interesting but overpriced

Great little find but rather overpriced given the paintings weren't actually housed here but... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2016
kiwitraveler12
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Wellington, New Zealand
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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 examples of Maori rock drawings, also known as cave art. We are a Maori owned not-for-profit organisation - 100% of the proceeds of our centre and site tours are used for the management of the rock art sites in the district. By choosing Te Ana you are helping us to protect this unique aspect of our culture for future generations. Kia ora!
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2 George Street | Landing Services Building, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 28, 2016

The Maori Rock Art exhibition is located within the I-site building. We planned to stay for about an hour and duly paid the necessary parking fee, but actually devoted three hours to this interesting and informative exhibition - we had to feed the parking meter...More

Thank jet6
Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2016

Kia ora, Thanks for your positive feedback - I have passed this on to Wes. We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Amanda

Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Great little find but rather overpriced given the paintings weren't actually housed here but further up the road Nice to see some developing tourism in TimaruMore

Thank kiwitraveler12
Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2016

Kia ora, We're a little confused by your comment about the paintings not being housed here - as Te Ana does display a collection of 8 pieces of ancient Maori rock art. These pieces were removed from the caves in 1916 by a visiting American...More

Reviewed March 26, 2016

I found the visit to the museum very interesting, it was a long drive to the cave, but well worth visiting, its a shame that Maori Rock art has such a low profile

Thank mandr268
Reviewed March 15, 2016

I received a gift voucher at Christmas for a guided tour of the Rock Art Museum and Opihi River site. My guide was Wes and he provided me with a very informative and entertaining afternoon. The museum is a little gem and I will certainly...More

Thank janstiebert00
Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Kia ora Jan - we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon with us. Its great that local people are taking the opportunity to learn more about the taonga (treasures) that exist in our own backyard!

Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We went on Waitangi day as the local marae opened it on that day to inspire locals and tourists alike to indulge in a bit of the lifestyle and to learn about the Maori past. The rock art was amazing just to see how it...More

Thank Jtiz
Reviewed February 11, 2016

I visited Te Ana today and met Sue for a guided tour for one (lucky me)! The centre itself was amazing but the knowledge and passion about Maori history that the team have is what sets it apart - I highly recommend visiting this unique...More

Thank leighrout
Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2016

Thanks for your feedback Leigh. Sue and I really enjoyed your company - lots of laughs and lots of great questions! Amanda

Reviewed February 3, 2016

Wonderful opportunity to find out about the local Maori culture and history. A very well presented museum - not too large- and a fantastic visit to local Maori rock art sites. Very informative and accessible

Thank TimaruKen
Reviewed December 14, 2015

About 30km from Timaru through lovely open farmland to the site of one of the rock art areas or South Canterbury. View stunning scenery from top of hill at carpark area. Take a walk downhill, through pathway, past limestone outcrops that look like faces, and...More

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Reviewed December 2, 2015

Definitely see this exhibit if you are in the area. This site provides a great insight to the culture of the peoples

Thank AdventureMax
Reviewed November 21, 2015

Some lovely items for sale. Receptionist very friendly and helpful. Good for tourists and locals alike!

Thank warriorwolfess
Amanda S, Manager at Te Ana Maori Rock Art, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2015

Thanks for your feedback - good to know that we're getting it right!

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BhuddaBud
Hi. Can anyone please tell me how long I would need to allow to see this. Regards in advance.
October 24, 2016|
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Response from Amanda 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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