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“Finding Nemo :)”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #6 of 70 things to do in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 species. A fun and educational place to visit for all the family. Located in Napier, the National Aquarium is one of the premier Hawke's Bay Tourist Attractions. Opening Hours: Daily from 9.00am - 5.00pm, last entry 4:30pm, closed Christmas Day
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Finding Nemo :)”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

It's great how they fit so much into such a small area.. things aren't over priced either, the penguin's were great & the keepers were very informative with their shows :) defiantly worth a visit..

Visited June 2014
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
The keepers love sharing their knowledge. I will pass on your feedback.
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Pleased all the family”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

A wee gem on the Napier coastline. All the family happy to spend an extended morning their getting around the displays and wild life. Highlight was the big tank and tunnel where the fish skim above and around you. Adults can take a coffee with them too.

Visited July 2014
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Browns Bay, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We really enjoyed our time here. Very modern and a lot of things to see and a great place. Will highly recommend this place. A camera is a must. Even the kiwis were out.

Visited July 2014
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience with us.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Well worth the twenty dollars...”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We found this place friendly,informative,great views of the sea life.It was well laid out and very reasonable in entry fee. I would go back again.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Christine T
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for your positive feedback, we would love to see you again.
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Hastings, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

A great day out for family. Well presented, clean, good interaction, plenty to see for all ages. The little Penguins were fascinating & the moving walkway in the tunnel is easy to get on & off. New displays being set up. Nice Cafe

Visited July 2014
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Thank Reg C
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for visiting and commenting. Our new displays are now open so we hope you will visit us again soon.
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