Southern Encounter Aquarium and Kiwi House
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Welcome to the Southern Encounter Aquarium and Kiwi House website, where we can provide you with an exciting glimpse of what lies within our locally focused attraction. We are committed to the concept of conservation through advocacy and education, and endeavour to bring you closer to the aquatic and terrestrial fauna that makes New Zealand so special.

The animals listed on this website are examples of the wide range of species displayed at Southern Encounter - come in and check out approximately 150 species of fishy and feathery friends some day soon!

Southern Encounter is found within Cathedral Square, in the heart of Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city.
Entry is through either the Christchurch Visitor Centre or Pathway Clothing, both of which are located in the South-west corner of Cathedral Square (See Map).

Southern Encounter Aquarium and Kiwi House is operated as a non-profit organisation by a registered charitable trust, the Orana Wildlife Trust, which also runs Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch.

Admission Hours are 9am to 4:30pm, 364 days per year.

Admission prices
Student (with ID)
Senior Citizen (60+)
Family Concession (2A+ up to 3C)

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