This place is highlighted as one of the must-visits in any travel books or blogs. It is situated very near to my hostel, about 5-minute walk and has free wi-fi. :) I can simply sit at the parking lot at the ground floor to get access to its free wi-fi service even after the place was closed to public.
The exhibits were divided into a few sections and the main attractions here were the history of New Zealand, the Maori and the Pacific people and the natural environment. If you were to really see everything here, you would at least spend the whole day in the building.
|a traditional long boat which is one of the few remaining|
|the costumes of the Maori, something like vests|
|what people of the Pacific wear|
|the earthquake simulation house|
The sculpture was made from the containers of corned beef. The significance: how the arrival of this canned food had changed the diet and menu of the people in New Zealand.
|what the Maori belief|