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National Aquarium

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Address: Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6468341404
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Welcome to the national Aquarium, Marine Parade, Napier.Te Whare Tangaroa O...

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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Family Day Out!

Loved our visit to the aquarium. Great place to take families to. Reasonably priced if you want an outing for the family.Lots to see, Turtles, penguins, sharks, fish etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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te awanga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 17 gets old and I just loved visiting the oenguins. So beautifully taken care of as well as the I hired seagul who thinks it's a penguin. Saw feeding time for them and the sharks - it was all fabulous. We haven't been since the kids were little so we have a different perspective now. Well worth the visit!

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Taupo
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved our visit to the aquarium. Great place to take families to. Reasonably priced if you want an outing for the family.Lots to see, Turtles, penguins, sharks, fish etc.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this place is really well set out and a great spot to take your kids on a rainy day. the travellator with the overhead shark tank is pretty cool, as is watching a stingray coast peacefullyoabove you! My grandchildren assured me that they say Nemo

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Port Gentil, Gabon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful place that is nicely set up. It is also the best place to see those famous kiwi birds...and the first place I have come across were we could take photos of those birds...as long as the flash is turned off on the camera!

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

Having live kiwi is one of our best kept secrets and an unexpected thrill for many of our visitors. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely attraction. Went first thing on a Saturday morning which worked out well as no crowds. Our favourite was the rescued penguins, very sweet! Recommend to all.

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

The penguins always prove popular! Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you back again soon More 

Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had our birthday party here for our daughter on her 5th birthday. The party was so well planned, and we really only had to turn up. We brought our own cake which staff were happy to store in their kitchen and bring through for us. Looking after ten 4 and 5 year olds is not an easy task but... More 

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Thank STuapawa
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

Appreciate you sharing how your daughters special day went. The team will be thrilled everyone had a great time and I will be sure to pass this on More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We both loved this attraction. Good value for money. Some very interesting displays, beautifully presented. Good variety. Loved the penguins!

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Thank Christina E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibits were decent, and walking the pathway under the main display tank was an enjoyable experience. My only criticisms are the lack of variety, and that viewing the entire aquarium only takes about 20 minutes.

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Thank Erik S
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was booked in for a shark swim with my husband. Reception held our bag while we looked around. Staff very helpful. For the shark swim they showed us and explained what sharks/fish we would be swimming with. Nearly 30 minutes in tank(water was only 13 degrees) staff explained everything to us (do's and don't) what to do when swimming. Awesome... More 

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

A swim with the sharks is a fantastic way to experience even more during your time with us here at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Great to see you took the plunge! Appreciate your feedback and happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves and would do it again. Thank you for sharing your experience More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A huge thank you to Brenda and her team for making my son's 6th birthday party fantastic. All the children had a very enjoyable time!

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

I will be sure to pass this on to Brenda and the birthday team. Fantastic to hear everyone had a good time. Thank you More 

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