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Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum

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Okains Bay Maori and Colonial Museum

172 Reviews
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This Waipara wine region tour takes you to visit four wineries, with tastings, in a half-day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy samples of local reds and whites without worry of designating a driver as transportation is included. Listen to a guide's commentary about the local terroir to learn about the region as you travel. Upgrade to include a lunch with wine pairings.
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leoo5o8 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Wellington, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent an hour or so wandering around the museum. Wished we had more time, you could spend half a day and still not see or read everything. Great experience.
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Date of experience: February 2021
Inspiration456650 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Russell, New Zealand112 contributions37 helpful votes
This is an absolute treasure trove of colonial and Maori objects of interest. Privately collected the artefacts held here must be the envy of larger museums, it has the largest collection of korowai, many made with kiwi feathers. I really recommend that you don't miss this treasure.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Mary E wrote a review Jan. 2021
Auckland, New Zealand24 contributions13 helpful votes
A fantastic museum of Maori treasures and history, along with the local European settlement history. Wonderful to walk around, touch, read and enjoy this interesting museum of both indoor and outdoor displays from both Maori and European culture. Well worth the drive.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Sissi S wrote a review Jul. 2020
Lyttelton, New Zealand20 contributions7 helpful votes
Remote Okains Bay with its yesteryear atmosphere itself is delightful, and this museum with its indoor and outdoor displays gives great insight into the history of this settlement on Banks Peninsula. It tells the story of Maori settlement and the arrival and life of the European pioneers with great displays, collections and a number of buildings relocated from other places on the peninsula. Always worth a visit - just like the entire village that feels as if time had stood still and peace and quiet really exist. I go there regularly when I want to get away from it all.
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Date of experience: January 2020
lampug wrote a review Mar. 2020
Essex, United Kingdom113 contributions26 helpful votes
This museum was a bonus on our road trip. We were told to visit this place when we were in Akaroa and asked what we could see locally. Its an amazing private collection of Maori historic artefacts and buildings.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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