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Address: 29-33 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 274 440 3989
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A little underwhelming

I don’t want to diminish the importance of the Te Aro Pa site, but for the tourist I thought it was underwhelming. It is simply a room off the street, with two glassed off... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 June 2012
Fiver75
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Struggled to find it at all. Walked up and down Taranaki St. The directions from both I site wellington and Google were wrong. Despite the hours on the door saying open 7 days from 9am til 5pm it was closed when we finally found it at 2pm on a Saturday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Incredible, worth the visit for young and old alike. It was so colourful, and very insightful into the mind of an accentric artiste.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

I don’t want to diminish the importance of the Te Aro Pa site, but for the tourist I thought it was underwhelming. It is simply a room off the street, with two glassed off excavation sections. There are some informative boards in the room, but the excavations contain just a few exhibits. Take a quick look if you are walking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

Te Aro Pa was a thriving Maori village located in what is now central Wellington. European settlement eventually covered the village. When a Victorian building was demolished a few years ago to make way for an apartment building, the remains of some of the whare (huts) from Te Aro Pa were found. This was amazing, as the whare were constructed... More 

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