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Address: Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 835 7579
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Welcome to the national Aquarium, Marine Parade, Napier.Te Whare Tangaroa...
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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Great place for kids of all ages!

I took my grandsons here on a a very cold day in the holidays. Perfect , very safe and lots to see even though they have been a few times before they were delighted with their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Reecechris-evans
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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Paris, France
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Small, bad light in the aquarium, not a lot saltwater fish. Shark was hurt on the face. Good to see reptiles and kiwi. The place is to small for 20$

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I took my grandsons here on a a very cold day in the holidays. Perfect , very safe and lots to see even though they have been a few times before they were delighted with their experience.We were in time for the feeding of the fish by the diver in the main tank. What an entertainer he proved to be,... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The lovely lady at the front desk was FANTASTIC! I have been to places that have a bit more attractions... BUT I really did enjoy the aquarium.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent facility, a wee bit pricy if we didnt have the 50% discount. Enjoyed the fish feeding entertainment, wasn't just feeding fish. Alot learnt by our whole family - aged 16 months to 69 years. A very comfy cafe too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Amazing is one way to put it! I had my daughters birthday here and the service we got was just brilliant! Soo happy with how the day went ! Such friendly staff and so helpful. Everything ran so smoothly and the kids and adults had a fantastic time. Very very happy with it all. Thank you tons ! :) highly... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was one of the things we wanted to do on our trip, and we were pleased with the amount of things to see while here very interactive if you are taking kids

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Havelock North
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great holiday programmes for younger children, we left our 3 in their capable hands and they had a ball.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a fantastic venue to hold a birthday party. Included in the room hire is a Party Guide who takes the kids on a guided tour including penguin and shark feeding. The kids had a fantastic time today and said its the best party they've ever been to. You can supply your own food or order it through the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great attraction for kids and adults. Prices were reasonable but the cafe could have been serviced a bit better. They had no orange juice and the hot chips were soggy and cold.

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

like seeing the marine life but once i have seen it i wouldn't go back unless in was to take children with me, they would love it

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Additional Information about National Aquarium

Address: Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 835 7579
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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