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Southern Encounter

Address: 33 Cathedral Square | P.O. Box 4540, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: + 64 3 377 3474
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Ranked #79 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Owner description: This aquarium is a great a place in which to explore the diversity of New Zealand marine life.
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Owner description: This aquarium is a great a place in which to explore the diversity of New Zealand marine life.

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Sadly this attraction no longer exists, as the building it was in was damaged beyond repair in the February 2011 earthquake.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

this list needs to be reviewed. This went in the feb 2011 earthquakes. Very distressing for all involved with this business.

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melbourne
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2010

The Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House is on the edge of Cathedral Square in Christchurch New Zealand. It is next door to the Christchurch visitors centre so after you have checked out what you are going to do for the rest of your visit drop by Southern Encounter. It takes a minute or two to adjust to the low... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

Went to this aquarium last summer, it had a nice display of fish as well as tuatara and kiwi. Very convenient being right in the center of town.

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