I used to recommend this place to everybody. But NOT now, especially not for the money one has to pay to get in. Yes, you see fish up close, but there are not as many as there used to be. Seeing the penguins is great, but since their enclosure was closed in with glass windows, the windows fog up, hindering your view. There is also Maori paraphernalia under the water and elsewhere which is totally unnecessary. You go to the museum or a marae if you want to see things Maori. As one Canadian friend who has been there said "It is tacky" - his words, not mine. Last time I was there, I think the price was $37 to get in. Far too expensive. Make the entrance fee $20, it would much better value, and remove the Maori paraphernalia. The Auckland Zoo is much better, and better value for money.