January 1, 2020

January 2020 (Queenstown, New Zealand) – Queenstown’s original adventure pioneers KJet have partnered with internationally recognised animation and graphics innovators Animation Research Limited (ARL) and exhibition designers Art of Fact Limited, to launch Queenstown’s newest activity ‘Time Tripper’.

Located at the Main Town Pier in the existing Queenstown Underwater Observatory building, Time Tripper is a state-of-the-art animated show, taking the viewer back 90 million years ago through to present day Queenstown.  The show, narrated by Temuera Morrison tells the story of the Māori legend of Lake Wakatipu and then turns back time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

The theatre was designed by Art of Fact Limited, and gives the viewer the feeling of being inside a time travel machine. With tiered seating for 30 viewers, the Queenstown Underwater Observatory has been transformed into a bespoke theatre allowing dramatic digital story telling with surround sound and specialised bass shakers installed into each seat.

Shaun Kelly and David Skeggs (from Skeggs Group Ltd) owners of KJet are excited about being able to visually tell the story of Queenstown to visitors and add another activity to the KJet stable. “We have been working with ARL and Art of Fact since 2018 to create an animated show telling the story of Queenstown before time” says Kelly.  “The Queenstown Underwater Observatory has always been a popular activity for families, and we’ve now transformed the space with Time Tripper.”

Visitors still have the opportunity to see the eels, ducks and trout at the beginning and end of the show.

Time Tripper is open 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with shows every 30 minutes. Adult admission is $15 and children are $8.

Time Tripper can be booked by calling 03 442 8538, online at timetripper.co.nz, at the Main Town Pier or via local and international agents.