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National Aquarium

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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...more
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Marine Parade, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 6-834 1404
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit. Not the biggest aquarium but a fair amount to see. Lovely and clean. Plenty of parking and a reasonable price with a cafe on one of the floors. You can watch different feeding times too.

Thank jenmarknz
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Been here before but was first time with my son. He thoroughly enjoyed it and had a great time. Look forward to next time.

Thank YVED
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you, look forward to having you back to visit again in the future.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Finally made it along and while lots of great information is provided it seemed a bit dark and in need to bring modernized a bit. The conveyor through the big tank is great but with the lights is a bit had to make out which...More

Thank SarahP7679
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you Sarah, we appreciate your comments. The travellator through the oceanarium is a highlight for many.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Went for my partners birthday with her parents and exchange students. Was good to have a look after so many years and a decent renovation. Always a little disappointed with the cost to experience of aquariums amd this wasn't a lot different. Hopefully they'll get...More

Thank Karlosdajackel
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank You for your feedback. We appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

This was a wonderful aquarium adventure. Napier is a beautiful place and so are the people. Recommendation: Go on the SUPERTRIKE.FRIGGEN AWESOME. You must.

Thank Doris B
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback, Glad you enjoyed your aquarium adventure.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

We enjoyed the aquarium, though there are no interactive exhibits. There are lots of types of fish, turtles, lizards - and the kiwi was hopping around in its enclosure, which was the most active I've ever seen one. The tunnel to view lots of fish,...More

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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed your visit to rhe aqaurium

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Love to visit here as such a range of sea life. Very educational and love the moving walkway where you can look up and see the Fish and sharks swimming in the tanks above you. Also great to visit at feeding time and see the...More

Thank leoniehastings
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit to he aquarium. Your feedback is appreciated. Thank You

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A neat little aquarium on the waters edge in Napier. The exhibits were informative and the variety of animal life is awesome. We enjoyed seeing the kiwi the most (ironic, being an aquarium!)

Thank frontfootcoverdrive
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank You for visiting us here at the aquarium, glad you had a wonderful experience

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great place to see kiwis up close. Lots of info. The penguin like to come up close to see what is going on. Good visit. Need to find out the feeding times before you visit, to plan your time.

Thank tribe68
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Glad you got to see our Kiwi and a close up of the Little Penguin. Thank You for posting

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had our daughters naming ceremony here. We wanted a venue that was a little bit different and thought that the aquarium would be a great option considering the number of small kids attending. They had a couple of different rooms available and we chose...More

Thank Daniel S
NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are extremely happy we could make your day a memorable one. The Aquarium Team

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amc18082017
25 September 2017|
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Response from Braesidedave | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we had no problems with size, group ranging from 110kgs to 80kgs. Very accommodating instructor ensuring we were comfortable and well briefed. Take a camera for some great close ups of the sharks. Enjoy!
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nurunet
23 January 2017|
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Response from NationalAquariumHB | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. This Encounter involves Kiwi and Tuatara, a native reptile. You will help the keeper prepare food for both animals. You will get a one on one overview of both species and what makes them so... More
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Huan F
9 April 2016|
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Response from NationalAquariumHB | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your question. We do not currently have a public option to Scuba Dive at the National Aquarium. The reason it is listed in the price page on our website is for dive schools who sometimes use the Aquarium to... More
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