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National Aquarium

Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
06 835 7579
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Ranked #11 of 17 Attractions in Napier
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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

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I am a massive fan of Fish, whether they be Tropical Fish in a little Fish tank or 7 foot sharks in an Aquarium. This location has both and has them in Spades. Watching the Diver hand feed the Sharks and seeing how they interacted with him was a show stopper that I could have watched for Hours. The Penguin... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The sharks are fed by a diver, that was really cool. Other areas include turtles, fish, kiwis, etc. Our 2-years-old daughter really liked it, and so did we.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I've been here before, and usually I get bored going to places more than once, but not here. A very reasonable price, excellent and wonderful staff, and incredible creatures. I was a little saddened to see some tanks were a bit crowded or just too small, but I understand that the management and staff of the aquarium are doing the... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is always a lovely visit to the local aquarium in Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ. A variety of underwater creatures, some that you can look right down on as you meander from start to finish. From little seahorses to small crocodiles, and sharks and stingrays in the main tank that you can travel through on a little escalator (and plan... More

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Bangkok, Bang Kean, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

walk into the cafe shop, look around, go to toilet, then just walk into the big tank aquarium through the first double doors down steps. from exploring that, walk half way up ramp and first left through arch into the back way into the aquarium. explore. if like it all, then can pay entry on way out. but do not... More

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Limited number and species of fish. Very few exhibits and poor visibility. Low value for money. Cafe is really a snack bar with only candy/chips.

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visited the Napier aquarium after being to Monterey and was not disappointed! It's smaller but well laid out and staff knowledgeable. Daughter and friend went and "swam with sharks" two years ago - still talking about it

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

Glad to see we have made a lasting impression that has lasted over the years. Thank you for letting us know. More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Lovely small aquarium and loved the walk through tank plus seeing the rescued penguins feeding time. Great to see a Kiwi too. Very friendly staff. Entry fee very reasonable.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I went with my wife to penguins feeding event in the aquarium. Even the place is small there are plenty of things to do.

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. We try to offer as much as possible to suit all ages. More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Kids loved watching penguin feeding and the diver....the diver was such a sport putting on quite a show for the kids! Highly recommended.

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Our divers love entertaining and interacting with the kids. More

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