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“Average aquarium”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #6 of 70 things to do in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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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
Devonport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Average aquarium”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

It was good, but I guess I was comparing it to some others I have seen overseas and it was lacking. Loved the display of the kiwis though.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Nice collection”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Very child friendly place with good effort to entertain and educate the little ones. Relatively small collection but well-reflected in good entry price. Good place to go in bad weather.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice collection”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

They make a special effort to inform and entertain the kids--so it's a great family place. The collection is small compared to Kelly Tarlton's in Auckland but so is the entry fee. Worthwhile especially when the weather isn't so good.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“get there for 2pm to see the fish being fed”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We arrived just in time to watch the diver feed the fish in the oceanarium. Fantastic. Heaps of people so it was a bit crowded on the walkway. Lots of other exhibits and information. Only problem we had was the absence of entry signs. We ended up walking around the whole building.

Visited October 2012
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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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“Well worth the money”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Awesum... only thing we could say, is the staff are very un helpful, was a bit of an effort for the boy at the counter to even answer a question..

Visited August 2012
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Thank Caroline D
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit to the National Aquarium. We are sorry however that you found our staff member unhelpful. The education of our staff is an ongoing process which we are continually trying to improve to ensure all our staff are able to provide a consistant high level of service. Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you at the National Aquarium again.
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