The National Aquarium of New Zealand

Hawke's Bay
All year round

The National Aquarium of New Zealand stretches along Napier’s Marine Parade like a huge stingray. It’s home to a wide range of saltwater, freshwater and land animal exhibits from New Zealand and around the world.

The 1.5 million litre Oceanarium showcases the varied aquatic species that exist in the adjacent Hawke Bay, including shark, stingray and other reef fish. You can journey through the Oceanarium inside the amazing underwater viewing tunnel via a 50m travelator as fish swim and feed, above and around you. Get up close and personal with the world-famous Little Penguins. Learn all about the ‘naughty’ and ‘good’ penguins of the month, and take part in hand-feeding them in their enclosure! So much more to see. Get involved and become a volunteer



For more info visit:

The National Aquarium of New Zealand


Marine Parade


+64 6 834 1404


Transport & Parking

The Aquarium has free off-street parking for cars, charter buses and tour coaches. Accessible car parking is also available right outside.

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