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Free cancellation
10,000+ locations globally
from NZ$8.00/day
Rated 4.9 by 443,499+ people

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    Check in by showing your confirmation to a store employee and drop off your bags.

  • Enjoy the day

    Do whatever you’d like, then show your confirmation to pick up your stuff.

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asked questions

  • How much does it cost to store luggage near Te Papa?

    The price for luggage storage near Te Papa starts from just NZ$8.00/bag for the entire day.

  • Where can I store luggage near Te Papa?

    There are multiple locations in the Te Papa area which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near Wellington Domestic Terminal, Air New Zealand Koru Lounge, and Handy Rentals and all over Wellington.

  • Is it safe to store your bags near Te Papa?

    Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage near Te Papa.

  • Are there storage lockers near Te Papa?

    Yes, there are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in the Te Papa area. Bounce has multiple luggage storage locations nearby Te Papa and in the broader Wellington area where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 safekeeping guarantee.

  • Where are the best hotel accommodations near Te Papa?

    The top-ranked middle to high-range hotels near Te Papa are Rydges Wellington Airport, Rydges Wellington, and James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. When traveling on a budget, the best hostels near Te Papa are Britomart Accommodation, Downtown Backpackers, and Trek Global Backpackers.

  • Where are the best restaurants near Te Papa?

    The most popular restaurants to visit when near Te Papa are McDonald's, Enigma Cafe, and Pizza Hut.

  • Where are the best parks and nature attractions near Te Papa?

    Check out the nearby Karori Park, Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary, and Johnsonville Children's Memorial Park.

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Te Papa Luggage Storage Guide 2024

Are you wondering, “Where can I store my luggage near Te Papa?” Perhaps you just arrived in Wellington and need a place to store your bags near Te Papa before you check into your hotel or AirBnB -- or maybe you just checked out and don't want to drag your bags around with you for the rest of the day.

Perhaps, you're planning on shopping at Westfield Queensgate, North City Shopping Centre, or Whitby Village and need a place to store your bags. Or, you're planning on sightseeing in the Te Papa area at Lyall Bay Beach, Petone Foreshore, or Kiwi Point Quarry and don't want to be burdened by your baggage.

Don't worry, there are plenty of options for luggage storage near Te Papa!

Luggage storage nearby Te Papa with Bounce

Bounce is one of the largest luggage storage networks in Wellington with multiple locations near Te Papa.

Featured in The Boston Globe, TechCrunch and Forbes, Bounce is present in more than 2,000 cities. We partner with local hotels and shops to open up space for you to drop off your bags in essentially any major neighborhood.

Our team vets each location and provides all the security measures including BounceShield™ protection, security seals, and well-trained staff.

Bounce is the #1-rated bag storage network with thousands of 5-star reviews. Many of our shops are open for luggage storage 24/7 but this varies by location… We strategically open new spots so you can find the closest location to temporarily store your bags. Our prices in the Te Papa area start at just NZ$8.00 per 24h/bag .

Book through our website or mobile app (required) to get BounceShield™ protection, guaranteed space availability and 24/7 customer support. We love to travel as much as you so we make it as easy as possible! There are no size limits for suitcases or backpacks stored with Bounce. For less than a cup of coffee per bag, you can enjoy your entire day without dragging your bags with you!

Here are some ideas for making the most of your time in the Te Papa area now that you are free from your baggage. Some notable places to relax before a flight are Mojo Central, Wellington Botanic Garden, and Parliament Grounds. You can also go for a hike around Tawatawa Reserve, Polhill Reserve, and Hutt River Trail. And if you’re looking for a night on the town, check out Trax Bar & Cafe, The Hudson, and 1841 Bar & Restaurant.

Why is Bounce the best luggage storage provider in the Te Papa area?

Multiple locations near Te Papa$10,000 Bounce Guarantee on each booking to protect your belongingsVetted store locations to ensure trust and safety2 minute booking process online or via mobile app, then just walk in and check your bags inThousands of 5 star reviews, hundreds of thousands of bags stored

How do I store luggage near Te Papa with Bounce?

You can find the closest luggage storage location to Te Papa really easily.Simply select a location here. Find the shop that meets your preferences in terms of location & hours. Once you’ve chosen a location, you can book in under 2 minutes.

Space does fill up so booking before you go there is required, but you can show up right away. With your booking confirmation in hand, we’ll give you the exact details and directions to the shop. Once there, all you have to do is show your booking confirmation and we’ll tag and check in your bags.

You’re now free to enjoy Te Papa and Wellington without your things!


About Te Papa  

Located on the waterfront in Wellington, Te Papa Museum is the national museum of New Zealand, and its name means “our place.” They get more than 1.5 million visitors every year. The philosophy of the museum is that the living faces behind the treasures are just as important as the treasures themselves. The museum is known for many unique reasons. 

For example, they have one of the first recognized dinosaur fossils in the world. The iguanodontid tooth was found in 1820 and is thought to be about 135 million years old. Another interesting fact is that Te Papa has over 200,000 fish specimens in jars. In fact, they have a special alcohol vapor detector to ensure the alcohol vapor levels do not get too high as they can be explosive. 

In another area of the museum, you can see a mummified moa head that is extremely rare. It was found in the late 19th century in a cave in Central Otago and is more than 600 years old. The staff at the museum have named more than 2,500 novel plant and animal species since 1865, including the Hector’s Dolphin. It was named after the founder of the museum in 1865. With over 20 exhibits and many of them permanent, you will surely find something you love at Te Papa. 

Fun Fact: Te Papa has the biggest lice collection in Australasia. This may be a strange thing to collect, but lice can tell scientists a lot about the animals they were found on.

Things to do at Te Papa  

If you like old things, Te Papa is your place. In fact, everyone will love this museum because of the variety of artifacts, information, and exhibits they have on display. Do not miss some of these that are our favorites. 

  • Get a selfie with the Colossal Squid, which is the only complete specimen of a giant squid in the world
  • Learn about the Maori culture and transformation of New Zealand over the years in the Blood, Earth, and Fire exhibit
  • Experience an earthquake at the Earthquake House
  • Check out the pile of junk at the Golden Days exhibition
  • Get some pics with the legendary racehorse Phar Lap skeleton
  • See an authentic communal meeting place (marae) of the 21st century
  • Visit the twin velociraptor dinosaurs in the Awesome Forces display
  • Dig for fossils in the Bush City exhibit

Transit Options Near Te Papa  

  • Wellington Bus lines 1, 83, and 150 
  • Metlink lines HVL, JVL, MEL, and KPL
  • Wellington Taxis

Luggage Storage Options Near Te Papa  

We at Bounce travel often, and we ran into the problem of having to take our bags with us wherever we went. So, we decided to start our own service to help others like us who have bags hindering their fun. You will enjoy your time at Te Papa and the surrounding city of Wellington much more if you don’t have to take your luggage with you. Our Bounce partners will keep your things safe while you explore. 

Luggage Storage Near Te Papa  

If you did not get enough cultural information at Te Papa, take a trip to one of the museums or other attractions in Wellington. Go shopping at the many malls and department stores for souvenirs, but don’t leave without trying some local cuisine. Just drop off your bags with one of our Bounce affiliates on your way. 

Luggage Storage Near Zealandia Ecosanctuary  

Take a trip into the wild at Zealandia Ecosanctuary on Waiapu Road. The 500-acre conservation area is full of wildlife and is only about 15 minutes from Te Papa. Many of the birds and reptiles are endangered, and dozens are only found in the ecosanctuary. Take a two-hour guided tour if you want to see everything there is and learn more about the ecosystem of New Zealand. Or you can wander off on your own to explore as you wish. Stop in at Rata when you work up an appetite. They have delicious choices with fresh food grown in their own garden. The entire place is eco friendly, and you will learn how going green helps everyone. Don’t forget to get your camera from your luggage before dropping it off at one of our Bounce locations to get pictures to share on your favorite social media sites. 

Luggage Storage Near the Weta Cave 

Stop in on Weka Street about 13 minutes from Te Papa Museum to see the Weta Cave. Take a complete tour and see the movie effects and other secrets behind the scenes of Avatar, the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and other popular movies. There are several tours, including the Weta Cave Workshop Tour and the Miniature Effects Tour. You’ll see costumes and props from the films, miniature displays for television shows, and you can even learn how to do some leather work and sculpting. The experts themselves will take you through the cave so you can see some of the awesome statues and displays. Stop in at the gift shop for some cool souvenirs for the folks back home. But leave your bags with one of our Bounce partners before heading to the cave because you cannot bring them with you. 

Luggage Storage Near Wellington Zoo

Want to see some more animals? Check out the Wellington Zoo on Daniell Street about 15 minutes from the museum. This was the country’s first zoo and the city’s oldest conservation organization, taking care of wildlife since 1906. From the Agouti to the Wallaby, the zoo has over 50 species to visit. The tigers and lions are some of the most popular animals, but the monkey house, as well as the Savannah Village and Wild Theater, are popular too. Get a lesson on some Australian animals or check out the Cool Creatures at the Hero Headquarters. Don’t miss the Tasmanian Devils in the northeast corner of the zoo, and be sure to stop and grab some lunch and souvenirs at the Grazing Post. You will need to find one of our Bounce locations to leave your bags because they are not allowed in the zoo.

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