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EcoWorld Picton Aquarium, Picton

2.6
#3 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Island
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Interact with wildlife at EcoWorld Picton Aquarium, geared towards entertaining and educating visitors of all ages. Experienced staff members answer any of your questions and guide you through the aquarium. Get up close and personal with unique animals like little blue penguins, Hector's dolphins, native parakeets, pot-bellied sharks, and more. Enjoy live entertainment, interactive exhibits, and vibrant displays. Children will love the movies, fossils, and touch pool, while adults will have fun observing the fascinating creatures and learning through informative displays. Before you head to Picton, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Picton holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Picton has to offer, including EcoWorld Picton Aquarium.
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3.7
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  • What do you do when waiting for ferries in picton? The aquarium of course. Wasn't great value for money but worth a visit if you're killing time with kids.  more »
  • Not going to be in a hurry to go back Maybe if they gave it a make over and dropped the price i would go again.  more »
  • Not a bad little place. I'm not sure what people expect when everything clearly indicates this is a rehab sanctuary for penguins. There was one sad little penguin who was preening himself under a lamp...  more »
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  • Cute aquarium in Picton, one of the few interesting things to visit in the small town. Was a bit pricy for what it had offered, but you had unlimited re-entry for the day. Had few cute blue penguins on exhibit.
  • Compared to a few other things I did with my partner when we were in Picton, this was the most expensive. I understand there is the cost of taking care of animals but it wasn't worth the money. The disgusting stench that greets you when you first go in is something else. The whole place needs a full clean & upgrade. There isn't enough space for the all the turtles to rest out of water. Only 4 could fit, and I felt so sorry for number 4 having to keep trying to get into a spot where it wouldn't fall back into the water. The 2 penguins looked depressed and didn't have much room to swim or to move around on some up turned boat. Didn't see any sea horses. Was such a shame
  • During a trip with so many phenomenal stops, this one fell a bit short. They do good work, and there were interesting things to see... but for the price of admission compared to other attractions we visited in New Zealand, this one was only just okay.
  • I formative and amusing tour guide. Friendly staff and wonderful exhibits.
  • Very expensive entry and not alot of exhibits. I would be okay if the admission were about half of what it is. The blue penguins are cute though.

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Where to stay in Picton

The greatest variety of accommodations in Picton clusters at the western end of Waikawa Road, all within easy reach of the ferry termil and waterfront. Options include hotels, motels, hostels, and apartments, designed to suit the tastes of the multitude of people arriving from North Island, or heading there. Farther east along the coast of the sheltered inlet you'll find camping areas and expansive resorts, while motels offer lodgings along the roads that lead out of Picton.
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