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National Aquarium of New Zealand

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National Aquarium of New Zealand

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blokka182 wrote a review 4 May
Hastings, New Zealand24 contributions
Its such a shame that this is the National Aquarium of NZ :( they do need to invest in more sealife. The main feature is their shark tank however there is one lonely shark and one baby stingray with a couple of half dead fish floating, it could do with a tad more live fish and at least some sort of coral and seaweed whether its artificial or real. An absolute disappointment :(
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Date of experience: May 2021
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LucysMumNz wrote a review Apr 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand179 contributions57 helpful votes
This aquarium is far more than just an aquarium! Thoughtfully laid out, there is an interactive “lab” where kids can simulate an tsunami, a dinosaur display, turtles, penguins and much more. There is the obligatory aquarium tunnel on a travelator, but this was a minor feature for me - the real attractor lay in the other displays. Did I mention the kiwi house? Yes, even a kiwi house!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Lee-Ann M wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions1 helpful vote
It was an easy way to spend an hour but the building and aquarium did feel tired and in need of some updating, love and care. Given it’s the national aquarium we did expect more. But it is always nice to spend time with animals so we enjoyed our visit. Just set your expectations before visiting.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Sid H wrote a review Apr 2021
Levin118 contributions57 helpful votes
Having been a visitor to the old Aquarium and knowing the scenario they have been through, I was not expecting much. But the aquarium is a vibrant and alive place, with great staff, great exhibits and we spent a few happy hours here. The aquarium has been revamped and contains plenty of exhibits that are not only beautiful but very informative. From Kiwis, to Penguins, the exhibits are close and vey watchable...with the crowning glory being that one can walk through the main aquarium and watch and view fish really close up. There was a great looking turtle in the tank and he/she was impressive.. A pleasant surprise was that your ticket allows you to visit the aquarium and then come back later, if you want to see the penguins feed time...or just want another look. I was reluctant to go, but now Im converted..well done Napier.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Adeline wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
A must-do when in Napier, my advice is to go when it opens at 9 am and catch the 9.30 feeding of the penguins
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Date of experience: April 2021
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