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Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
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US$49.59*
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Little Penguin Encounter
Ranked #19 of 75 things to do in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Welcome to the national Aquarium, Marine Parade, Napier.Te Whare Tangaroa O Aotearoa New Zealand's largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife, including sharks, stingrays, living coral, kiwi, tuatara and a huge range of fish species. A fun and educational place to visit for all the family. Located in Napier, the National Aquarium is one of the premier Hawke's Bay Tourist Attractions. Opening Hours: Daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm, last entry 4:30pm, closed Christmas Day
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good selection of sea life well presented. The staff are very helpful and can easily be approached to answer any questions.

Thank Wendy F
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"penguin feeding"
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"marine life"
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"blue penguins"
in 38 reviews
"birthday party"
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"feeding times"
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"kelly tarltons"
in 21 reviews
"kiwi enclosure"
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"swim with the sharks"
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"big tank"
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"moving walkway"
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"sea creatures"
in 15 reviews
"rainy day"
in 44 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 14 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"couple of hours"
in 35 reviews
"entry fee"
in 13 reviews
"new zealand"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great aquarium with a huge variety of sealife.
We actually found Nemo here.
They also have a dedicated penguin area and at certain times you can observe the feeding.
Well worth a visit

Thank butterflydiva7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in the afternoon to coincide with most of the feeding, grandchildren enjoyed watching the penguin and shark feeding. Very informative and entertaining.

Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is quite small and compared to Sydney Aquarium not as exciting. But it had some really lovely touches in it and was priced very reasonably. The smaller crowds made it bearable with young children as it wasn't as overwhelming as Sydney.

Thank Joanne N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank SuzieLee71
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