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Skip the Line: Little Penguin Encounter Ticket

Napier, New Zealand

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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Standing just 1 foot (30 centimeters) tall, little penguins, or fairy penguins, are the world’s smallest penguin species. Get up close and personal with these adorable birds on a penguin encounter at Napier’s National Aquarium of New Zealand. Meet a keeper, tour the penguin conservation facility, learn about their rehabilitation program, and help feed the penguins a breakfast or lunch of fish.
  • Hand-feed little penguins at the National Aquarium of New Zealand
  • Learn about penguin personalities and rehabilitation from a keeper
  • Choose between morning or afternoon encounters to suit your schedule
  • Go behind the scenes at the enclosure and find out what makes penguins tick
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Aquarium admission
Children between 6 and 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult

Departure Point

National Aquarium of New Zealand, Marine Parade, Napier 4110 New Zealand

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Anyone experiencing vomiting, nausea or diarrhoea within 48 hours of the encounter date will not be able to participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY The National Aquarium of New Zealand

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Little Penguin Encounter Ticket?
This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

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OMG! I fed a penguin!!! 😍😍😍
, Jun 2020
This was, by far, one of the best experiences of my life! Getting up, close and personal with my favorite bird has always been a dream for me, I never knew it would become a reality. And our guide, Amy, was nothing but friendly, approachable, and made sure we both got the full experience we deserved.

Product code: 57778P3

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