Queenstown Underwater Observatory

Check out the underwater inhabitants of Lake Wakatipu – massive trout, slinky eels and diving ducks. The Underwater Observatory appeals to all ages and possibly the best value attraction in Queenstown.


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Conveniently located on the Main Town Pier at the lake end of the Mall, Underwater Observatory offers fascinating and informative entertainment for all ages in all weather.

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Informative story boards tell the Maori mythological history of the lake and the 60 year history of Kawarau Jet while feeding the fish offers excitement for the fish as well as the viewers.

Observe 2 species of trout - the Brown and Rainbow. Scaup Ducks dive among the fish for food while the New Zealand Long Finned Eel gliding through the water could live up to 90 years and weigh up to 16 kilos (35lbs).


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Physical address

Queenstown Underwater Observatory, Main Town Pier, Marine Parade, Central Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am till dusk
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
Located in the heart of Queenstown

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00
(14 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
Family Price (2 adults & 2 children) $20

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