Don't leave town until you've seen the country: New Zealanders Explore Their Home

This exhibition recalls the slogan of a Tourism department advertisement from the 1980s which encouraged New Zealanders to explore their own backyard before heading off on their overseas experience.

In photograph albums, diaries, maps and posters, we travel round New Zealand looking at spas, national parks, beaches, campgrounds, mountains, rivers and cities from the 19th century to the 1980s.

Image reference: Paul Champion. Open-topped Berkeley at Matauri Bay, 1960s. Sir George Grey 

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019