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EcoWorld Picton Aquarium

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Picton Foreshore | Picton, Marlborough, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6030
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Worth a visit

Very interesting, these guys are doing a lot for the environment. Very hands on you can touch some... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Wanaka, New Zealand
Amazing: a must-see in Picton

I am so glad we stopped in this aquarium after we took the ferry. The staff were incredibly helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Santa Cruz, California
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Meet the Locals at EcoWorld Picton Aquarium.•Nature •Heritage •Explore & Learn •Family – Friendly •Affordable •FUNExplore, get up close, have fun discovering some amazing animals that make New Zealand, (the youngest country in the world), Unique!We strive to deliver outstanding, intimate and unique visitor learning experiences. Our enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff help you discover and have fun, showing you some of the cool native animals that live in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. •Little Blue Penguins + Behind the Scenes Tour* of penguin area and Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge•Tuataras + Close Encounters Tour* with New Zealand’s very rare “living fossil”•Giant Weta (Maori wetapunga - “God of the ugly things”)•Seahorses - tiny baby “ponies” to adult New Zealand pot-bellied seahorses•Giant squid - “Monster of the deep” - preserved 5 metre giant squid•Fish from Marlborough Sounds - sharks, crayfish, rays, octopus, blue cod, snapper many more•Kakariki - endangered native parakeet•Lizards - geckos, skinks, + frogs and turtles in a turtle refuge etc.•Orca and Hectors Dolphin - life size models•Touch pool, children's area, movies, shells, fossils, many highly informative displays. Open every day except Christmas Day
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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Picton Foreshore | Picton, Marlborough, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6030
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very interesting, these guys are doing a lot for the environment. Very hands on you can touch some of the fish, great for kids. Interesting information and displays.

Thank 56ME2017
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I am so glad we stopped in this aquarium after we took the ferry. The staff were incredibly helpful and nice and we got there when a tour was beginning. I highly recommend the tour! It was only my boyfriend and I at the aquarium...More

Thank christinaba22
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

It may not be a large aquarium, but the staff are really friendly and we got in at the right time to have a guide take is through which I recommend as it is an added bonus.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Many people have complained that the price is too high for admission, and while it may be if you're going to make a quick pass through, if you're going to pay the admission price of $24, go ahead and pay an additional $15 to get...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This aquarium is helping the animals getting better to then put them back in the nature, which is such a great thing to do. The team members are really invested and knowledgeable, we can clearly see that they are passionate and that they want to...More

Thank roxannefl15
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

OMG this place is so sad that you are either angry or upset by the state of the entire place as a whole. The place is in desperate need to some TLC and refurbishment and I felt bad for the aquatic life trapped in such...More

4  Thank JosePablin
Reviewed 28 May 2017

What do you do when waiting for ferries in picton? The aquarium of course. Wasn't great value for money but worth a visit if you're killing time with kids.

Thank DanieWigzell
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Not going to be in a hurry to go back Maybe if they gave it a make over and dropped the price i would go again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Not a bad little place. I'm not sure what people expect when everything clearly indicates this is a rehab sanctuary for penguins. There was one sad little penguin who was preening himself under a lamp. Yes he/she was alone and looked sad but given the...More

1  Thank Samhain73
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had some time to fill in, so we decided to visit this place. IT IS NOT worth $24 entry fee, it would not be worth $4. It is small and only has a few fish and a stingray in a small tank. One poor...More

2  Thank catchfab
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