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Ecoworld New Zealand tour from Marlborough Sounds

EcoWorld Aquarium Limited

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Get close to  rare living fossil (Tuatara).  Get close to rescued Little Blue Penguin

Have fun discovering amazing creatures that live in the Marlborough Sounds New Zealand

✓conservation in action     ✓nature     ✓heritage     ✓explore & learn     ✓family – friendly     ✓FUN

EcoWorld’s knowledgeable staff share with you outstanding animal experiences.   You discover some of the amazing animals that live in our beautiful Marlborough Sounds. 

All our animals have been rescued by us, donated to us or bred by us.

What You'll Get

Important Visitor Information

Opening hours Daily 

9.30am-7.30pm Summer. 

9.30am-5.30pm Winter

Talks and animal feeding 11am & 2pm daily

Tour - Behind the Scenes (where our staff go)* 10am & 1pm daily

Tour - Close Encounters 12pm & 3pm daily

How long for your visit:  Allow at least 1.5 hours for a tour and feeding

Access Flat with 2 gentle ramp areas.  Easy wheelchair access

Located 95 metres from the Interislander ferry terminal and railway station.
•Tuataras - New Zealand’s very rare “living fossil”
•Little Blue Penguins - Wildlife Rehabilitation Refuge
•Yellow and Red Kakariki - endangered parrots
•Seahorses - New Zealand pot-bellied seahorses
•Giant Squid - “Monster of the deep” 
•Fish - species from the Marlborough Sounds
•Lizards, frogs, turtle refuge etc.
•Orca and Hectors Dolphin - life size models
•Touch pool, kid’s area, movies, shells, displays etc.

“New Zealand is a Biological Ark.  Its biodiversity (variety of all life) is more primitive than most other countries.  80% of New Zealand's native species are found nowhere else on Earth.  Most of EcoWorld ’s animals come from the Marlborough Sounds whose nearshore rocky reefs are diverse, capable of  endless surprise, cold, murky, dark  and difficult to visit.  These nearshore rocky reefs provide haven  for rare and endangered species which contributes to their fascination which we share with you.” John Reuhman Director

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)

  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point
Central - Located in the heart of Picton.
95 metres from the ferry terminal and railway station

Departure Time
9:30 AM

1 to 2 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the EcoWorld Aquarium Limited in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.