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National Aquarium, Napier
(3.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Observe creatures of the deep at National Aquarium. New Zealand's premier aquarium displays over 100 different exhibits, housing species from New Zealand and Australia as well faraway seas. Its 1.5 million liter (396,258 US gal) oceanarium draws the most visitors, with an underwater viewing tunnel that immerses you in the habitat of the fish. Make sure to check the hand-feeding schedule upon arrival to avoid missing the sharks and penguins enjoying their lunch. The onsite cafe serves light meals, snacks, and coffee made by qualified baristas. Plan to visit National Aquarium and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Napier attractions using our Napier trip itinerary builder.
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  • I really enjoyed the penguin feeding. Hard to appreciate compared with Singapore or Monterey bay aquaria, but still some good things to see especially for kids. 
  • Very well done displays and loved the penguin feeding too! Lots of different types of wild life. Never did see the Kiwi bird. 
  • 20 dollars out the entrance and is a very good place to go and learn. Until we met the famous kiwi! Very nice!
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