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National Aquarium

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Address: Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6468341404
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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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great attraction for Napier

good place to visit we have been through as parents then with my younger son and his family only bad comment to make is the expense you have to pay for the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
billjohnson291
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Pahiatua, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Thank HanneTheresia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days 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 NEW 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank esimwhite
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was an awful day. Power had been out due to major weather event. Looking for things to do. Called in. Delightful and high quality. Well worth a visit

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Thank 927grants
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

Happy to see that we were able to provide a welcome distraction and enjoyable time on an otherwise awful day and situation. Thank you More 

Pahiatua, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good place to visit we have been through as parents then with my younger son and his family only bad comment to make is the expense you have to pay for the visit

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Thank billjohnson291
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We appreciate your feedback More 

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