Te Papa named best museum in South Pacific

Te Papa has been named top museum in New Zealand and the South Pacific by TripAdvisor.

Te Papa, Wellington. Photo: Te Papa Museum
New Zealand delivered a standout performance in the Travellers’ Choice awards for museums says TripAdvisor chief marketing officer Barbara Messing.

Many of New Zealand’s most popular museums made it to the top of the list. From the Tawhiti Museum to the Toiyu Otago Settlers Museum, the TripAdvisor list truly reflects New Zealand’s cultural heritage, she says.

Second most popular is Auckland Museum and third Tawhiti Museum, Hawera. Then (in order: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin; The Kauri Museum, Matakohe; Quake City, Christchurch; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki; World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum, Nelson; Otago Museum, Dunedin; Southward Car Museum, Paraparaumu.