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“Great Family Attraction”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #6 of 72 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
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Although small by international standards, this is an awesome display of sea life plus a cool dinosaur exhibit that explains how NZ fits into the global dinosaur landscape, with a special tribute to Joan Whiffen, Hawkes Bays amateur paleontologist who found out so much about this regions dinosaur inhabitance. The big tank with the travelator is fun for kids and the new penguin exhibit is great. Try and get their for feeding time.

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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..

1  Thank Craig F
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

The keepers love sharing their knowledge. I will pass on your feedback.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

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.

Thank Jim D
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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.

Thank Angala H
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience with us.

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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.

Thank Christine T
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NationalAquariumHB, Manager at National Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Thank you for your positive feedback, we would love to see you again.

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