The National Aquarium of New Zealand, stretching along Napier’s Marine Parade like a huge stingray, is home to a range of rich and diverse saltwater, freshwater and land animal exhibits from New Zealand and around the world. The 1.5 million litre Oceanarium showcases the many and varied aquatic species that exist in the adjacent Hawke Bay. The kiwi, tuatara and penguin enclosures provide an insight into New Zealand's most precious species. Book a Close Encounters with the world famous Little Penguins where you can hand feed them and learn about the rehabilitation work undertaken at the National Aquarium. Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9am - 5pm.