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Christmas Functions

Venue Hire for your Christmas celebrations!

Christmas at Aquarium thumbnailAre you looking to make a splash with your Christmas function after a challenging year?

Treat your valued staff and treasured clients to a unique and memorable Christmas party at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.

Located adjacent to the Pania of the Reef tank and oceanarium tunnel, the breath-taking exhibition hall will sure to impress as it’s transformed into an underwater wonderland.

Whether you’re a small group of 30 or larger party of 100 plus, there are a range of options to choose from:

  • Begin with drinks in the Rocky Shore area, followed by canapes in our main oceanarium hall
  • Tour the exhibits
  • Build in a fun activity as part of the event such as a scavenger hunt or quiz
  • There are a range of menu options provided by our in-house caterers
  • Build your own event or choose from set packages
  • Drinks and canapes or grazing platters all served by our bar/waiting staff

Christmas is fast approaching so dive in and contact our team of professionals today!

Enquire via email

Speak to one of our team

Aquarium Cancellation Policy

Please confirm your number of guests no less than three working days before your meeting, event or function. If you need to cancel, please let us know a minimum of three weeks (21 days) prior to the date of your booking otherwise full charges may be incurred.


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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