Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / North Island / Hawke's Bay Region / Napier / National Aquarium of New Zealand
Observe creatures of the deep at National Aquarium of New Zealand. New Zealand's premier aquarium displays over 100 different exhibits, housing species from New Zealand and Australia as well faraway seas. Its 1.5 million liter (396,258 US gal) oceanarium draws the most visitors, with an underwater viewing tunnel that immerses you in the habitat of the fish. Make sure to check the hand-feeding schedule upon arrival to avoid missing the sharks and penguins enjoying their lunch. The onsite cafe serves light meals, snacks, and coffee made by qualified baristas. Put National Aquarium of New Zealand on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Napier road trip app.
National Aquarium of New Zealand reviews
We thought it is better than Kelly Tarltons . Friendly informative staff. Heaps to see and good conservation programs. more »
Haven’t been in a few years and was disappointed to find at our recent visit nothing had changed, in fact there seemed to be less animals. The aquarium is gloomy and worn and in need of an update... more »
Cutest little fairy penguins, wonderful exhibits with plenty of adult information and still lots of enjoyment for kids. The penguins here are rescued after being trapped, harmed or abandoned and they wouldn't normally survive in open ocean. Much respect to all those who work in the aquarium to help them survive and thrive🐧
Interesting aquarium. It's got a long underwater tunnel that makes you feel part of the ocean. Also yum items in the cafeteria and nice souvenirs.
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