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Te Papa Luggage Storage Guide 2021Are you wondering, "Where can I store my luggage near Te Papa?" Perhaps you just arrived in Wellington (NZ) 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 Cuba Street, Old Bank Shopping Arcade, or Kirkcaldie & Stains and need a place to store your bags. Or, you're planning on sightseeing in the Te Papa area at Cuba Street, Zealandia, or Wellington Botanic Garden and don't want to be burdened by your baggage.
If you wish to catch a game at Sky Stadium or visit local museums like Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa you may find that luggage is not allowed in these venues.
Don't worry, there are plenty of options for luggage storage near Te Papa!
Luggage storage nearby Te Papa with BounceBounce is one of the largest luggage storage networks in Wellington (NZ) with multiple locations near Te Papa.
Featured in The Boston Globe, Techcrunch and Forbes, Bounce is present in more than 100 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 insurance, 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 per 24h/bag.
Book through our website or mobile app (required) so that we can cover you with insurance, space availability, and our 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 Kelburn Park and Play Area, Wellington Botanic Garden, and Oriental Bay. You can also go for a hike around Mana Island, Nature Reserve, and Francis Bell Reserve. And if you’re looking for a night on the town, check out Dirty Little Secret, Henry Pollen's, and LuLu Oceanic.
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 belongings
✅Vetted store locations to ensure trust and safety
✅2 minute booking process online or via mobile app, then just walk in and check your bags in
✅Thousands 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. We’ll ask for payment details upfront, but you can cancel your reservation if you end up not needing it.
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 (NZ) 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
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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Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to store luggage storage near Te Papa?
The price for luggage storage near Te Papa is just NZ$8/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 Cable Car, Wellington Interislander Terminal, and Wellington International Airport and all over Wellington (NZ).
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 (NZ) area where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 safekeeping gurantee.
Where are the best hotel accommodations near Te Papa?
The top-ranked middle to high-range hotels near Te Papa are The Pohoutakawa Room, U Boutique, and Astelia Apartment Hotel. When traveling on a budget, the best hostels near Te Papa are The Marion, Trek global backpacker, and Nomads.
Where are the best restaurants near Te Papa?
The most popular restaurants to visit when near Te Papa are Cinta Malaysian Kitchen, Bitters & Love, and Boulcott Street Bistro.
Where are the best parks and nature attractions near Te Papa?
Check out the nearby Wellington Botanic Garden, Waitangi Park, and Frank Kitts Park.
What are the best museums near Te Papa?
While nearby, you can check out .