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Auckland Museum, Auckland, North Island

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New Zealand, Australia + Pacific: Auckland Museum houses the world's largest collection of Maori artifacts; don't miss the 85-foot <i>waka</i>,
Auckland Domain, Domain Drive
City Center
Auckland , North Island
New Zealand
Tel: 64 9 309 0443
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This Greek Revival museum, which sits atop the highest point of the sweeping Auckland Domain park, has the world's largest collection of Maori artifacts. Most spectacular is the 85-foot waka—a war canoe carved from a single log, which could carry up to 100 warriors. There's also a handsome assortment of tools and ornaments made from pounamu, or greenstone (a kind of jade particular to New Zealand), and the Whare Taonga, an entire Maori meetinghouse, with intricately carved columns representing different ancestors and deities. For an introduction to the famous haka—the traditional chanting dances that members of the country's rugby team, the All Blacks, still perform before every game—there are performances held three to four times a day in the museum at no extra cost.

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