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National Aquarium, Napier
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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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Front office staff were brilliant, and encouraged us to visit the feeding frenzy about to start- there was a birthday party in and they did a show. Somewhat disappointing, the fish would have eaten le... read more »
It was a nice to see the animals and great set up. The added phone app did not work. Not able to download or to find on the internet.
Napier's National Aquarium is one of the great attractions in Napier, although we were a bit disappointed to not see any dolphins, yet the penguin feeding was worth it.
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