The National Aquarium of New Zealand...

The National Aquarium of New Zealand

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Michael Bley

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

The staff are really friendly. But too expensive for what you get. $82 for 30 minutes of snorkelling with really, really small sharks. Not enough space for the fish and other animals.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Claudia Hobbs

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Napier Aquarium is the best place to see Kiwi! They were running around, squawking! Well priced and the perfect size with a brilliant combination of information to read and animals to watch.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Suzannah Hill

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We had a good family fun morning here. Watching the sharks and penguins being fed. Staff put on a good show. Loved seeing the Kiwi birds too. Next door to a great playpark on the beachfront.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Michael

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Unfortunately, the cafe was closed. More than only fish to see such as alligators.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Selma Franke

Ranking: 9/10

Great aquarium with many different animals. Nice to watch the penguins at feeding time.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Thomas Michel

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Even though it does not look to be very special from the outside, this place offers a lot of knowledge and interesting traits about the deep ocean, especially the consequences of environmental pollution. Thumbs up!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Benjamin Schyler

France

Ranking: 4/10

Disappointed, very small for a National Aquarium.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Hana Rachfalik

Ranking: 8/10

We spent almost two hours there primarily because of watching the penguins and marine turtle. There are quite a lot of things to discover for kids, but if you are still kids at heart, you will enjoy it here.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Flora Kiessling

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Expensive, we saw our first Kiwi bird. Interesting.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Tim Ronke

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I really enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. They had a great variety of aquatic animals - my favourites were the fire bellied newts!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Anita Wallace

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting, fun to see some native fish. Can swim with sharks which is cool. Got to see Kiwi.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Brennan Jungling

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Cool stuff and animals to see but quite small. Price was reasonable, only big highlight was that we got to see some real life Kiwi.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Maxim Motheus

Germany

Ranking: 5/10

Very expensive, not just only fish, we saw our first kiwi.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Melissa Hermansson

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Fantastic aquarium, under the water viewing tunnel, very hands on for kids, informative.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Pavel Macek

Ranking: 8/10

Nice aquarium, met with the kiwi bird.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Mattias

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Good if you want to see New Zealand's Underwater World. Some animals had a bit small living spaces but mostly okay. Also really cool to see the kiwi bird.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Friederike Kranzin

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

We go inside to see the kiwi's at the nighthouse - very cute. But the fishes looked not very good and happy - not enough space for all the animals (sharks, penguins etc), price and info's good.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Maxime

France

Ranking: 3/10

Old! But we have seen kiwi for the first time!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Lis Bon

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Had a good time with two kids here. A tank of real coral was an unexpected treat as was the blue penguins.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Darina Kvasnicova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice and interesting exposition with salt and freshwater aquariums, undersea tunnel with sharks and mantos, reptiles. Unfortunately second exposition with ocean mammals was closed.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Johann Maier

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Swim with the sharks is an amazing experience.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Remco te Lintum

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Swimming with the sharks - best thing we ever saw.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Bob & Lynda Miller

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Best to go at feeding time. Amazing experience to have sharks and stingrays swim above and around you.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Wender Jakoleseu

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice our experience.Fine rooms, fine fish and a good show from the fish feeding diver.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Anna

United States

Ranking: 5/10

Small but informative, and lots of different animals. Giant squid was cool - so was the big Sea Turtle. The kiwi exhibit is the main draw.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Christian Troendle

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Small but interesting aquarium.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Tanya

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

Not value for money. Been to much better aquariums.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Marlena

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Great feeding of sharks with an amazing underwater view.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Kellie Teichmann

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Great if you have kids. my nephew aged 3 loved it!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Linda

Sweden

Ranking: 3/10

Small. Quite boring. Sushi train was good. Good for families.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Manuel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

You can see it in an hour. Sharks only fed once a day and we missed it. Good to see a kiwi. A little expensive for what it is

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Christin

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Pretty cool!! I got to touch a turtle

Reviewed over 11 years ago