Two waterfront attractions are worth visiting. EcoWorld Aquarium showcases the marine life and wildlife of the South Island with a focus on the Marlborough Sounds. Children are fascinated by the creatures in The Touch Tank, The Shallows and the Main Marine Tank. The star performers are a centenarian tuatara lizard – a very rare reptile endemic to New Zealand for over 200 million years – and Little Blue Penguins. Next door is the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum. Beneath the white hanger is the hull of the dry-docked Edwin Fox. This 1853 British vessel transported prisoners to Australia and settlers to New Zealand. It is one of the world’s oldest merchant ships.