Suitable for all ages
If you’ve been to Kelly Taltons in Auckland, this aquarium could prove to be a bit of a disappointment as it’s very small in comparison. That said, it’s perhaps a little less daunting and you can still spend a couple of enjoyable hours here seeing lots of sea-life up close including penguins (look out for feeding times), stingrays and sharks. There’s no moving walkway through a tunnel of glass like there is in Auckland but the National Aquarium is significantly cheaper and a great option if you need an indoor activity in Napier, whether you’re trying to escape the rain or heat! It’s also good for little legs, as it’s more than manageable for even toddlers to walk round.
Located right near Marine Parade playground and Junior Bike Park if you want to tie a trip here in with some outdoor running around as well.