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”Meet the Locals” at EcoWorld Aquarium & Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - Touch a Tuatara, New Zealand's living fossil.   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 an outstanding, up close experience with our animals.  We help you discover and better understand some of New Zealand's amazing native animals that live in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. 

 

EcoWorld is home to many different fish species from the Marlborough Sounds, as well as ancient Tuatara, the mystical Seahorse and the Little Blue Penguins* as part of EcoWorld's Rehabilitation Centre.  Once recovered we release the penguins, and other species such as the Giant Weta, lizards and Kakariki* into their natural habitat.

Guided Tours 11am and 2pm.  Time your visit with our guided tours at 11am and 2pm for approximately 45 minutes.

EcoWorld's Admission Pass valid for 7 days from purchase.  You can have lots of family fun with EcoWorld's 7 day pass which means you can 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)

Admission Prices

 

Adult  $25

 

•Child (3 to 14 years)  $13

 

•Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)  $72

 

•Senior (over 65 with NZ Gold Card)   $23

 

•Student (with NZ ID)   $23

 

 

Close Encounters Tour

Adult  $52 (minimum 2 Adults or $104)

 

•Child  (3 to 14 years)  $40

 

(includes admission price)

Tours at:   10am   12 midday   1pm   3pm

 

Opening Times

Open daily 10am & last admissions at 5:15pm

 

Open every day (364 days of the year)

Closed Christmas Day

 

 

Feeding Times and Tours

Feeding times and guided tours are included in the Admission price and are daily at 11am and 2pm for approximately 30-45mins.

11am Feeding

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.

2pm Feeding

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.

A guide will take you around the Aquarium to chat about our animals while letting you get up close with Tuatara, Kakariki, Turtles, and others. You will also get to see out the back into our rehabilitation and breeding centre, learn about what we do and meet any patients we currently have in our care. 

 

 

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  Exhibits are subject to change without notice.