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“Not for me but enjoyed by others”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #6 of 72 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
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

We visited today for about an hour. Not very big but we are two adults so for people with kids reading everything or looking at everything may be better. Considering other things we have done for same price it doesn't compare. Kids there seemed to enjoy though!

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is a very good option for a rainy day in Napier. Try to get to the feeding times at the penguin enclosure - the talk is informative and entertaining.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

really terrific exhibits - you will have to see the under and inside the water areas and if you are lucky you will see the feeding.l penguins area a real treat as well.

Thank Thom D
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NationalAquariumHB, General Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post feedback on your visit. We are pleased that your experience was better than expected and our goal is that every visitor enjoys their time here with us. As you mention, the feeding sessions are a great way to learn more and add to your experience.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

First time visit to Aquarium, and won't be the last. Well worth the entry fee especially for seniors. Staff extremely helpful and friendly and the exhibits are very well laid out with explanation plaques easily readable. Highly recommended except when there is a school party of primary children there - very noisy and disturbing.

Thank David W
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you for your feedback, it is most appreciated. We are pleased that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you back soon.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

A small aquarium, but the 'travellator' through the underwater tanks was a highlight for us, getting to see sharks and stingray.

Thank gw17
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