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Read through our prices below and, if you want, you can purchase your tickets online or a gift voucher you can give to someone for visiting the aquarium.

Please note: Children under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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National Aquarium of New Zealand Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Full Price List

National Aquarium of New Zealand Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Admissions Fee (incl GST)
General Admissions
Child (from 3 up to 14 years)$11.50 
Children (under 3 years)No Charge 
Family (2 adults & up to 2 children)$62.00 
Senior Citizens (65 +) and Community Services Card holders$16.50 
Extra Child$7.00 
Close Encounters
Penguins (per person) (maximum of 4)$130.00 
Friends of the Aquarium Membership
One Adult/One Child$95.00 
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children)$150.00 
Extra Child$25.00 
School Parties
Pre-school and Special Schools$4.50 
Extra Adult$11.00 
Group Discount (10 or more people)
Child (from 3 up to 14 years)$10.50 
Birthday Parties
Conditions apply, and are available on requestPrice on Application 
Accompanying CaregiversNo Charge 
Per Person$60.00 
Holiday Programme
Per Person$32.00 
Technical Staff
Per HourPrice On Application 

Functions Fee (incl GST)
Aquarium Exhibition Hall
Note: (available 7.00am to 9.00am and 5.00pm to 9.00pm, charge per hour)
Note: Catering, entertainment and other equipment or services are additional charges - prices on application
Charge Per Hour$195.00 
Guided tours with function - per head$18.00 

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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