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Auckland War Memorial Museum is well worth a gander while you’re in town. It offers the best insight in to New Zealand’s rich history and by night, the architecture is visually stunning. There are plenty of exhibitions - for a full list check out the website. But right now here are my picks of what's on.
• Moana – My Ocean: This brand new, free exhibit will plunge patrons deep in to what is considered to be Auckland’s playground – the sea. The immersive exhibit promises to head down 10km through unknown deep waters around the city. (Opens June 21, 2013)
• Maori Cultural Performance: This is one of the best Maori cultural experiences in the country. You’ll get to meet the performers, take photographs and get a chilling viewing of the most famous Maori dance, the haka. (open all year)
• The Hillary Trail: This year marks 60 years since New Zealand’s most famous explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary, made the historic climb up Mt Everest. This intimate exhibit looks at the ascent and its lasting legacy. Pick up the trail map at the information desk and be guided through challenges and stories based on Sir Ed’s climbing experiences in Nepal. (finishing September 29, 2013)