The National Aquarium of New Zealand

Discover an exciting world above and below the water at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Meet the famous naughty and good Little Penguins along with NZ native icons the Kiwi and Tuatara.


$16.00 - $23.00
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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.

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Physical address

546 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $16.00 - $23.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Additional charges for Close Encounters, guided tours and educational sessions apply.
Further pricing information:
These rates apply to general admission, self guided tours only. Pricing is valid from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2020 and is subject to change. Close Encounters and other Aquarium services require advance booking with rates and conditions available on request.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
10 - 15 minutes
Proximity to coach terminal:
5 minutes
Proximity to town:
5 minutes

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Opening times

Business hours:
Open every day except Christmas Day, 9am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm).
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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