EcoWorld Picton Aquarium

Meet the Locals up close - Amazing New Zealand animals Touch a Living Fossil (Tuatara). Get Up Close to a Penguin. Have fun discovering amazing animals that live in New Zealand and our coastal waters.


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Meet the Locals Up Close at EcoWorld Aquarium.

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Explore, get up close, have fun discovering some amazing animals and marine life that make 
New Zealand unique.

We strive to give you outstanding experiences. Our enthusiastic knowledgeable staff help you discover, have fun, sharing with you the amazing lives of some of New Zealand's native animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

•Tuataras - New Zealand’s very rare “living fossil”
•Little Blue Penguins - Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge 

•Seahorses - New Zealand pot-bellied seahorses
•Giant Squid - “Monster of the deep” - (preserved 5m)
•Yellow Crowned Kakariki - endangered parrots being bred
•Red Kakariki - endangered native parrots
•Fish species from Marlborough Sounds


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Physical address

EcoWorld Picton Aquarium, 1 Dunbar Wharf, Picton Foreshore, Picton, Marlborough, 7220, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open daily from 10am. Feeding times - 11am and 2pm daily. Behind the Scenes - 11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm daily. Penguin Parade - Starts 30 minutes prior to dusk.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
10 - 15 minutes by car
Proximity to coach terminal:
1 minute walk
Proximity to town:
2 minute walk to Picton town centre, 85m from Interislander Ferry Terminal

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $23.00
Further pricing information:
Adult $23, Child (4-15year) $12, 3yrs and under Free. Student (>15 with ID) $21, Senior (>65 with ID) $21, Family (2 adults & 3 children) $63. Behind the scenes tour and Close encounters tour, $34 Adult, and $18 Child.

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