National Aquarium Of New Zealand

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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

About National Aquarium Of New Zealand, Napier

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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  • 95% of people who visit Napier include National Aquarium Of New Zealand in their plan

  • 38.25% 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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  • 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!

  • It's a small nice aquarium. A good place to spend a couple of hours with the family. We really enjoyed going! A plus, it's right by the beach so you can make it a whole day outing!

  • So much more than you think. They have kiwis!!! The whole place is much bigger than you think and it was a wonderful experience. Love the rescue penguins and there little stories how they came to the aquarium.

  • Compact but good! Although this is a small aquarium, it houses a wide range of aquatic animals and wildlife from New Zealand and around the world. We arrived at around lunch time and we got to see the penguin feeding and the Oceanarium feeding (including sharks and rays). We were very happy to finally see a kiwi. The penguin feeding was a highlight for me!

  • Very good visual display.. We really enjoyed our visit. It would be great for children to experience this display as it is very educational.

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