Time Tripper is Queenstown’s only underwater experience!
Head under the lake with us into our freshly renovated underwater cinema. The famous fish, diving ducks and slinky eels are viewable, but you’ll see a lot more after the show (when they get fed!).
Once everyone is settled, a large screen descends covering the viewing windows and your time travel pilot will make himself known.
First watch the beautiful Māori Legend of Lake Wakatipu unfold. Then your time travel Jet roars into life and you ‘take off’ from the Main Town Pier, high above the Queenstown of today. Suddenly you’ll take a jump back in time….90 million years. We’re still in Queenstown, slightly warmer and part of the huge land mass, Gondwanaland. As we descend under the water you’ll discover many aquatic creatures that lived and died in these waters millions of years ago.
But where are the dinosaurs we keep hearing about? At around 65 million years ago your time travel pilot passes through the Cretaceous period, pauses for the famous meteor that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs and continues to guide you towards present day.
Hold on for a first-hand view of the rock walls grinding and the formation of Lake Wakatipu from inside the giant glacier that carved it out 15,000 years ago. A quick pause at 750 years ago (keep an eye out for the Tuatara) your pilot then waits for clearance to land and docks back at the Main Town Pier. The screens will rise up to reveal the long-fin eels, rainbow and brown trout and the diving ducks all in abundance, with 10-15 minutes of underwater viewing and watching the frenzy as they get fed!
Sessions are quarter past and quarter to the hour, every 30 minutes. 9.45am – 4.45pm.
Summer hours will be extended.
Price: $10 per adult, $5 per child (3-14) and free for ages 0-2.
Time Tripper is suitable for all ages, although young children must be accompanied.
Time Tripper - birthday under the lake!
Experience a birthday party under the lake!
Head into a birthday room under the lake for a fun birthday experience. We can accommodate up to 30 guests in one session and include a free return voucher for the birthday child. Birthday party rates available on request.