Entry ticket

Queenstown: Time Tripper Underwater Experience

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: KJet
Entry ticket

Queenstown: Time Tripper Underwater Experience

Activity provider: KJet

From US$ 9.33 per person

Venture under Lake Wakatipu and on a journey through time and legend. Follow your time-travel pilot through the distant past to present day Queenstown and finish with an underwater viewing.

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Duration 30 minutes
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  • Experience 90 million years in under 30 minutes
  • Watch a state-of-the-art animated show in a black light theatre
  • Enjoy viewing the underwater creatures beneath the lake for 15 minutes
  • Learn the history of Queenstown and the Maori legend of Lake Wakatipu
  • See prehistoric creatures, dinosaurs, like the moa and tuatara
Full description

Discover the world under Lake Wakatipu and travel back to the beginning of time through the Time Tripper, a 14-minute state-of-the-art animated show that takes you back 90 million years to what Queenstown was like all those years ago. Take a seat and be guided by a time-travel pilot through the time of the dinosaurs, taking you back to when New Zealand was formed and flying you deep into the earth to when the Southern Alps were created. Learn about the Maori legend and love story of Lake Wakatipu.

Enjoy this graphic masterpiece from the bespoke theatre, complete with black light and bass shakers under each seat; all narrated by the world-famous New Zealand Actor Temuera Morrison. Following your informative session, enjoy 10-15 minutes of underwater viewing during which you can see the famous diving ducks, slinky eels, and trout that lie beneath the lake. This approximately 30-minute activity is Queenstown’s only underwater experience, blasting off every half hour from the Main Town Pier.

  • Entrance to the Time Tripper show and underwater experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please check in 5-10 minutes in advance at the Time Tripper kiosk on the left hand side of the Main Town Pier.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This experience is not recommended for people with limited mobility as it is accessed by two flights of stairs
  • The show will take place rain or shine
  • No-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 31 reviews

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Great value for money on this experience. You also get to learn a bit about the history of Queenstown. Located down by the jetty so you could do this before jumping on the Jetboat experience or grabbing a drink/food nearby

March 1, 2023

Definitely worth it!

November 17, 2022

Very informative about how Lake Wakatipu came to be and stories of the area!

October 15, 2022

Product ID: 361075