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National Aquarium of New Zealand

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The National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier is a place where aquatic life can be experienced first hand. Over 100 creatures can be discovered here, from the sea to freshwater or on land. The variety at the National Aquarium of New Zealand is not limited to native animals such as the shy kiwi, the tuatara, or the five shark species found in the adjacent Hawke's Bay. Water dwellers from other continents, such as piranhas and alligators, can also be seen. The highlight of the aquarium is the underwater tunnel that leads visitors through sharks, rays, and hundreds of fish species. And while some go swimming with the sharks, others can get very close to the penguins, lizards, or alligators.

Opening hours

Daily from 9:00 - 17:00; last entry at 16:30
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Update: February 15, 2023

Public transport

With the bus from Napier.

By road

State highway 2,5 or 50 from Napier.


Parking at the aquarium. 


-39.500911, 176.918947
39°30'03.3"S 176°55'08.2"E
60H 493031 5627631
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Marine Parade
4110 Napier
Phone +64 6-834 1404

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