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National Aquarium of New Zealand

National Aquarium of New Zealand photo
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The National Aquarium of New Zealand, also known as Napier Aquarium opened in its current location in 1976. In its first year of operation it attracted 230,000 visitors at a time when the population of Napier was about 50,000. In its first 5 years of operation over 750,000 people visited. In 2002 the aquarium underwent a NZD $8 million dollar extension and renovation which included the addition of a 1,500,000L oceanarium with a 50m acrylic tunnel.



  

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Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)


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