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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 weeks ago via mobile

I loved going down and seeing the fish and the diving ducks! I was surprised but how much I enjoyed this. I did pay the $10 entry for 2 adults though which was annoying as we did the KJet a few days later and received...More

Thank Climber17238268655
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Wakatipu dominates the Queenstown area. You'll probably travel over it and peer down through its crystal clear waters, but if you're not a diver, the best way to appreciate the life below its surface is from the vantage point of the fish, and that...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 12 October 2018

You can't go to the underwater observatory without feeding the fish! The ducks dive down to get the food too.

Thank KylaZQN
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I was really excited to go down to see what was under the water and decided to spend the money and go down for 2 people it cost $20nzd ($10 each) only to find it was one screen and just to top it off you...More

Thank 335sheenap
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Saw this while having a walk around the lake. Decided $10 wasn't bad for something I couldn't see before purchasing. As you descend the stairs you realise just how deep you are. I saw large fish, diving ducks and eels- You can pay $1-$2 to...More

Thank Extreme-traveler101
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

A bit expensive for what it was, that being said the nice staff didn't charge us for the extra child on top of the family entry. The kids loved it. Great view of ducks diving, some fish feeding and some huge eels. Definitely worth a...More

Thank danielwalker79
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The kids loved this and the adults did as well. Fun watching the ducks, eels and big fish hanging around the observatory.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 18 August 2018 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 31 July 2018

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

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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
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25 February 2018|
Response from DJLengYein |
Go straight there nzd10 for entry
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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.