”Meet the Locals” at EcoWorld Picton Aquarium - Touch a Living Fossil (Tuatara). Get Up Close to a Penguin. Have fun discovering amazing animals that live in New Zealand, “the youngest land in the world”. *
EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff strive to give you outstanding, intimate experiences. We help you discover, have fun, sharing with you some of New Zealand's amazing native animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds.
EcoWorld Picton Aquarium is home to many different fish species from the Marlborough Sounds, as well as Little Blue penguins, Mystical Seahorse, Ancient Tuatara, Giant Weta, Lizards, Turtles and Kakariki.
NB. Lots of family fun with our 7 day pass, come back and visit your favourite animals for a whole week.
✓nature ✓wildlife ✓heritage ✓explore & Learn ✓family – friendly ✓affordable ✓FUN
*Exhibits are subject to change without notice.
•Adult : $24
•Child : (3 to 14) $12
•Senior : $22 (over 65 with NZ Gold Card)
•Student : $22 (with NZ ID Card)
•Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children) : $69
•Close Encounters Tour: Adults $49 Children $29 (includes admission) at 10am, 12 midday. 1pm. 3pm. Minimum 2 Adults.
Open every day - 364 days of the year (Closed Christmas)
Open 9:30am and last admissions at 5:30pm
Feeding Times and Tours
Feeding times and guided tours are included in the admission price and are done daily at 11am and 2pm and run for approximately 30-45mins.
Get up close to a Tuatara and learn about these living fossils then follow your guide for further information and feeding of generally the Turtles, Spotties, Rock pool and Shallows tank.
Get up close to a Tuatara and learn about these living fossils then follow your guide for further information and feeding of generally the Crayfish, Turtles, Rockpool and Main tank with the Sting ray.
Close Encounters Tour
Run daily on demand for groups of up to 14 people at 10am, 12pm, 1pm & 3pm and run for approximately 1 hour - 1 hour and a half.
A guide will take you around the Aquarium to chat about our animals while letting you get up close with Tuatara, Ederby Island Rabbits, Kakariki, Turtles, and others. You will also get to see out the back into our rehab centre, learn about we do and meet any patients we currently have in our care.