As an international intern in New Zealand, it’s an interesting thing to know more about the country were you are and what happened before it became this beautiful country. Because there happened a lot before you came here…
Think about the Maori’s, who came in the early Middle Ages and expelled the originally residents. Or the fights between the Maori’s and the British Army for the distribution of the land. And how Auckland is actually created?
I knew something about it, but in my opinion, not enough! Reason to go to the Auckland Museum. Yeah, that awesome building! When you arrive you’ve got already a really nice view over Auckland. When you go into the museum you can jump in a Maori Experience. They show you their traditional dances and songs, be at an additional cost. BUT! If you want to see what kind of weapons they use and how they sailed across the sea in their typical boats, the Auckland museum got it all for you.
The museum is very diverse, because on the top of the museum you can learn all about the first and second world war and how New Zealand at that time, was situated. And between the Maori’s and the wars there you can experience how it feels when there erupt a volcano in Auckland. Pretty cool! Also you can see how they lived like a few hundred years ago, explore the sea life and look behind the Wild child area with originally candies!
I recommend to spend a few hours of your weekend in the museum. You get a good impression about the earlier New Zealand. Entrance is only $10. If you want to know more, check –http://www.aucklandmuseum.com