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National Aquarium, Napier

(3.5/5 based on 850+ 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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  • Wonderful experience of watching the penguins being fed besides the different types of fish. The children loved watching the diver feeding the fish besides the sharks. 
  • We visited the aquarium especially for local fish and other animals. The aquariums with corals are also gorgeous. There is a kiwi and a number of Dwarf penguins which get food three times a day. You will be informed. A diver feeds the large stingrays and sharks, also here gives one explanation. Worth
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  • Great place to spend an hour or two getting an appreciation of the sea life in and around New Zealand plus a range of fish from around the world. Reasonably priced for a family