National Aquarium Napier Hawkes Bay Attraction
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Friend of the National Aquarium
Marine Parade, Napier
Phone: 06 834 1404
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Opening Hours:
Open 9am – 5pm 7 days per week.
Closed Christmas Day (25 December).
The last entry is 4.30pm, 30 minutes before closing time.
Enjoyment Time:
Allow 1-2 hours for your enjoyable visit to the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
For international visitors that are used to busier countries and longer queues at visitor attractions – New Zealand is much quieter and queues much shorter. In our peak season over summer there is a slightly longer wait at the door but you will definitely not miss out on getting a ticket and seeing our National Aquarium.
Feeding Times:
At set times during the day, divers will enter the Oceanarium to feed the fish, and there will be other presentations around the aquarium. Check the sign boards for times.
  • Hand feeding by diver in Pania Reef Tank: 10am
  • Hand feeding by diver in the Oceanarium: 2pm
  • Penguin feeding time: 9.30am, 1.30pm or 3.30pm.

Ask Our Staff
As you make your journey through the aquarium, feel free to ask the staff any questions you may have about our exhibits and the animals on display.