Hawaiki

Canoe prow

Explore our world-class display of replica voyaging canoes from Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia, as well as historical Maori objects and the majestic Taratai, a traditionally built 76 foot baurua voyaging canoe from the Kiribati Atolls. Learn the differing techniques, shapes and designs of the canoes used to colonise the magical islands of the Pacific.