National Aquarium Of New Zealand

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  • Address: 546 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 64-68341404
  • Ticket Price: 20 NZD
  • Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids

National Aquarium Of New Zealand - Review

This water zoo has been Napier’s top tourist draw for over 30 years, attracting over 250000 annually in it’s initial days, when the population of Napier itself was only 5000. 1500 animals spread across fifty species have been attracting much attention to this oceanarium. A travelator circles underneath this man made water paradise, through sharks, stingrays and crocs. A lot of the displays are dedicated to Kiwi species, one of the rare specialisations of that kind in the world. Special features to check out include the Japanese Garden, the Australian Outback, and the African Rift Valley.

National Aquarium Of New Zealand Information

  • The gift shop is fantastic.

National Aquarium Of New Zealand Opening and Closing Hours

  • Hand feeding by diver in Pania Reef Tank: 10am
  • Hand feeding by diver in the Oceanarium: 2pm
  • Penguin feeding time: 9.30am, 1.30pm or 3.30pm.

How To reach National Aquarium Of New Zealand by Public Transport

  • Napier Station 

Restaurants Near National Aquarium Of New Zealand

  • Mint, Pacifica Kaimona Restaurant, Hog’s Breath Café, Emporium Eatery and Bar

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  • National Aquarium Of New Zealand Address: 546 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • National Aquarium Of New Zealand Contact Number: 64-68341404
  • National Aquarium Of New Zealand Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Aquarium Of New Zealand Price: 20 NZD
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  • 95% of people who visit Napier include National Aquarium Of New Zealand in their plan

  • 38.77% of people start their National Aquarium Of New Zealand visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see National Aquarium Of New Zealand

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  • This is a rather small aquarium, but makes very good use of the available space. A highlight (even though it is quite dark) is the live Kiwi exhibit. These elusive creatures can be seen active during the day as they have modified the daylight hours inside. But don't miss the penguins, sea turtles, and a long underwater walkway. Quite low entry fee.

  • Great place to take the family and wonderful variety of fish and animals. Loved the penguin cove and watching them play and looked like they loved it too. Good value for money.

  • The New Zealand national aquarium is definitely worth a visit. Set aside a good 2 to 3 hours to view the displays. I certainly enjoyed my time there. It isn't Sea World, Marine Land or Jack Evan's Porpoise Pool.

  • Nice cool place to visit. Cool to see the penguin. Turtle and alligators. But would love to see more fish and interactive activities like in the Melbourne Aquarium.

  • Amazing place! I saw Kiwis in real life for the first time! Also the closest I have ever seen a blue penguin. As an adult I still get excited to see all sorts of animals. This aquarium is very well organised. With big variety of see creatures and nice environment, I definitely recommend this place!

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