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The Underwater Observatory in Queenstown offers fascinating and informative entertainment for all ages.

Check out the underwater inhabitants of Lake Wakatipu at the Underwater Observatory Queenstown. Diving ducks, massive trout and slinky eels mix and mingle just metres from the lake shore. Informative story boards tell the Maori mythological history of the lake and the 60 year history of KJet.  The fish feeding offers excitement for the fish as well as the viewers.

Two species of trout are on display – the Brown imported from Europe around 100 years ago and the Rainbow, a North American import. Scaup Ducks (also known as Black Teal) 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)!

The Underwater Observatory is possibly the best value attraction available in Queenstown, and is free when you book a Jet boat trip with us.

Conveniently located on the Main Town Pier at the lake end of The Mall, open daily 8.30am till dusk.

  • ADULT $10

  • CHILD $5

  • FAMILY $20

Family price applies to 2 adults and 2 children. Pay on entry.