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“Pleased all the family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand
06 835 7579
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Ranked #14 of 46 things to do 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
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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“Pleased all the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

A wee gem on the Napier coastline. All the family happy to spend an extended morning their getting around the displays and wild life. Highlight was the big tank and tunnel where the fish skim above and around you. Adults can take a coffee with them too.

Visited July 2014
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Masterton, New Zealand
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We really enjoyed our time here. Very modern and a lot of things to see and a great place. Will highly recommend this place. A camera is a must. Even the kiwis were out.

Visited July 2014
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience with us.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Well worth the twenty dollars...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We found this place friendly,informative,great views of the sea life.It was well laid out and very reasonable in entry fee. I would go back again.

Visited July 2014
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for your positive feedback, we would love to see you again.
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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“Don't miss this one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A great day out for family. Well presented, clean, good interaction, plenty to see for all ages. The little Penguins were fascinating & the moving walkway in the tunnel is easy to get on & off. New displays being set up. Nice Cafe

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for visiting and commenting. Our new displays are now open so we hope you will visit us again soon.
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Warragul, Australia
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“A great family experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well set out and easy access to all exhibits. Our three year old loved seeing the Little Penguins being fed and the enthusiastic commentary. They have a great season pass for children that allows them to visit regularly with any adult. A great idea if you live locally.
The moving pathway around the large shark aquarium is a good way to move people along and provide differing vantage points.
The staff were helpful and friendly and offered to store a little bike behind their counter while we visited.
Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
As you mention, an annual pass is a fantastic way to visit more often for all ages at a great rate. We appreciate the positive feedback.
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