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National Aquarium of New Zealand

546 Marine Parade, Napier, Hawke's Bay

Discover an exciting world above and below the water at the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Visit Penguin Cove and watch the Little Penguins feed and play. See stingrays, kingfish, hapuku, snapper, kahawai and other majestic native species swimming over you in the 1.5 million litre oceanarium tunnel. 

Spot New Zealand’s native wildlife – the Tuatara and Kiwi. If you’d like to get up close to our Little Penguins, book a Close Encounter! You'll get to experience what goes on behind the scenes, discovering all about the day-to-day care of these character-filled birds and feed them in their enclosure. Terrapin Encounters can also be booked for a unique experience for the whole family.

Daily feeding times are 10.00am for the reef fish, 2pm oceanarium diver hand feeding, and the little penguins at 9.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.  For the best way to experience the aquarium book a guided tour which run daily at 10.30am.

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