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Activities and Attractions / Hawke's Bay

National Aquarium of New Zealandlink

Felicity Kibble
+64 06 836 5625
+64 27 603 7773
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

Discover an exciting world above and below the water at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
Visit Penguin Cove to watch the Little Penguins feed and play. See sharks, stingrays and fish swimming over you in the 1.5 million litre oceanarium tunnel. Spot New Zealand’s native wildlife – the Tuatara and Kiwi.
To meet our famous Naughty & Good Penguins of the Month, book a special Close Encounter with our Little Penguins, where you can hand feed them and learn about our rehabilitation centre (bookings essential)
Daily feeding times: 10.00am - Pania Reef tank, 2pm - Sharks, 9.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm - Little Penguins.
Group guided tours available (bookings required).