ForestWood 2018

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 21 March 2018

Te Papa is situated in Cable Street on Wellington's waterfront. Locate us on the map, and find out about transport by foot, bus, car, campervan, or taxi – including from Wellington’s airport and railway station.

Find us on a Google map.

By foot

Te Papa is within easy walking distance of Wellingtons Railway Station, major hotels, and the central business district. Te Papa is easy to find if you head for the waterfront.

By bus

Most Wellington buses (including those from the airport and railway station) stop along Courtenay Place and Willis Street. From these stops, it’s just a few minutes’ walk to Te Papa.

Metlink bus routes and timetables

By Car

Take the Aotea Quay exit when driving south into central Wellington along the SH1 motorway. Continue along Waterloo, Customhouse, and Jervois Quays, which lead directly into Cable Street and Te Papa’s convenient car park.

Parking at Te Papa

By taxi

A taxi stand is located outside Te Papa for Wellington Combined Taxis.

Wellington Combined Taxis.

From the airport

You can catch a taxi or bus from the airport. If you’re driving:

  • turn left along Cobham Drive
  • turn right at the Evans Bay Parade lights and drive around the harbour and along Oriental Parade
  • turn right into Wakefield Street, right into Taranaki Street, and right into Cable Street.

By Train

From Wellington Railway Station, it’s a 20-minute walk to Te Papa. Alternatively, you can catch a bus or taxi nearby.

Metlink train routes and timetables