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Queenstown Underwater Observatory

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Check out the underwater inhabitants of Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown Underwater Observatory. See the diving ducks, massive trout and slinky eels just metres from the lakeshore. Conveniently located on the Main Town Pier at the lake, the Underwater...more
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Rees St | Marine Parade, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8538
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this experience. Eels, fish and ducks hovering about in their natural environment and the water is very clear. Put a dollar in the machine and watch them go nuts!

Thank James O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stopover here and the admission is $10 per adult, so be prepared the size is not that big but very nice view. Small but nice to see and experience. Be sure to visit on a quiet day as it can be busy...More

1  Thank Kristjan_Iceman
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Well. U have to love feeding animals to find this place worth the money Alot of ppl came n complaint n left But i love this place Quiet n clean Just me n the salmon trouts eels and hungry ducks hahaha Ur kids will love...More

Thank DJLengYein
Reviewed 17 June 2018

As far as underwater viewing goes - theres not a lot to see under a lake - some trout and eels. It's not a very big facility - just one room

Thank ttzy
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Went there to buy ticket to see the underwater observatory for 1 adult and 1 child. The man asked me is how old is my daughter and told him that she’s 15. And the lady on the counter without looking us telling the guy 15...More

2  Thank blcarillo
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Thank you. Ducks were fab! Eels, brown & rainbow trout, salmon. Very relaxing watching them. Great value. Thanks so much!

Thank Jan A
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Under the pier area where you get the jetboats. Very over priced at 10 NZD per adult - get a 2 for 1 coupon in the Free Guide to New Zealand 'ARRIVAL' (at the airport). Glass you view through needs to be cleaned of algae

Thank rbthodge
Reviewed 26 March 2018

After our K Jet Boat ride we were directed to go down stairs to collect our bags that we left at the dock when we went for our boat ride. We found our bags in a locker & K Jet also had a picture booklet...More

Thank JstLv2Crz
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Got to go into the underwater observatory after the KJet tour. It's just a couple of stairs down into a little room with a see thru wall! You get to see the local fish and if you want to feed the fish make sure to...More

Thank resortbum
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This attraction has it all, lots of tanks and overhead viewing which enables viewing a huge variety of marine life from every angle.

Thank Chris J
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Christine G
25 February 2018|
Response from DJLengYein |
Go straight there nzd10 for entry
Christine G
25 February 2018|
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Response from Anna M | Reviewed this property |
You can book at the jetty itself. I think the observatory is free but not sure.