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Fish feeding.

Reef Fish Feeding

10 am

Penguin feeding.

Little Penguins Feeding

9.30 am, 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm

Shark feeding.

Shark Feeding

2 pm

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Free entry.

Babies & Toddlers
(under 3 years)


(3-14 years)


(ID required)


(15 years+)


(ID required)


Family Pass
(2x adults / 2x kids)

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Speedy recovery for rehabilitated Little Penguin

Speedy recovery for rehabilitated Little Penguin

A young kororā/little penguin was found by a member of the public at Ocean Beach in August last year. With a fractured and swollen flipper, she was dehydrated and had lost a lot of weight. The penguin was brought to the National Aquarium of New Zealand. After an initial assessment and care by a local vet team and National Aquarium staff, the penguin was then transported to Wildbase Hospital at Massey University, Palmerston North.

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COVID-19 Level 1 Update

COVID-19 Level 1 Update

Now we’re in COVID-19 Alert Level 1, we’re pleased to advise that shark feeding in the main oceanarium recommences for visitors to enjoy every day at 2pm, along with our interactive activities available throughout the aquarium. Bookings are also open for our popular Little Penguin Close Encounters. Bookings for these encounters are essential and can be made through our website. As always, the safety and wellbeing of our customers, team members and communities continues to be our top priority. We want to assure you that we’re taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as outlined in the Ministry of Health and government guidelines. We look forward seeing you soon.

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last entry 4:30pm


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