Close Encounters with Little Penguins
At the National Aquarium of New Zealand you can get up close and personal with our cute and fascinating Little Penguins. Take part in hand-feeding them and intimately experience what goes on behind the scenes.
Time: Daily at 9am & 1pm.
Duration: Approximately 45 minutes.
Participants: Maximum of 4 people. Minimum age 6 years. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Bookings: Bookings are essential and subject to availability/confirmation.
A Unique Penguin Experience
The National Aquarium in Napier is one of the only places in New Zealand where you can have a Close Encounter with these friendly and entertaining little birds. Little Penguins (also referred to as Little Blue Penguins) are only found in New Zealand and South Australia (where they're called Fairy Penguins).
Witness for yourself their individual personalities as they run, waddle and race around like aeroplanes across the sand and underwater. Also, as part of your encounter, you'll also experience what goes on behind the scenes, discovering all about the day-to-day care of these character-filled little birds.
Learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of these amazing birds that we are involved with here at the Aquarium and also what you can do to help preserve this special species and their environment.
National Aquarium of New Zealand Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.
All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).
|Admissions||Fee (incl GST)|
|Penguins/Alligators/Piranha (per person) (maximum of 4)||$70.00|