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Get Involved with Nature – Become a Kaitiaki

We want to empower you to become kaitiaki (guardians) of our wonderful natural world!

Time in nature and with wildlife is not only good for nature, it’s good for you too. Time with your friends and whānau, feeling relaxed and motivated as you help tackle issues head on is incredibly inspiring, and we want to make it easy for you to get involved.

Here at the National Aquarium of New Zealand we are always on the lookout for energetic, friendly, sensational and engaging future volunteers, who are willing to donate some of their valuable time to us, our animals and guests.

Become a Volunteer

Check out these other organisations and opportunities to see what might inspire you into action!

We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm


Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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