Time Tripper Queenstown
Time Tripper Queenstown
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Looking for something to do in Queenstown for the family? Hold on to your seats, we’re taking you back to the beginning on a journey through time and legend! Head down under the Main Town Pier and travel back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, learn about how Lake Wakatipu was carved out by a giant glacier and experience the adventure activities you can do in Queenstown, all from the comfort of your seat. Time Tripper is a state-of-the-art animated show that takes you on a journey through time and legend, where you experience 90 million years in under 30 minutes. The show is approximately 12 minutes long, with 10-15 minutes of underwater viewing available after the show, where you can see the diving ducks, slinky eels and rainbow & brown trout.
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Gill G
16 contributions
Excellent experience, right on the Queenstown quay. Terrific wrap-round film (complete with physical enhancement) before the reveal of the underwater observatory. The fish! And the cutest ever deep diving ducks! Amazing value for money.
Written 25 February 2024
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Barbara R
Sydney, Australia154 contributions
I’m so pleased we did this,

First there was a great audio- visual presentation showing the pre- historic and geological history of the Queenstown area. Shown on 3 screens and with some moderate vibrations it brought the history alive.

Then we spent about 15 minutes viewing the fish, eels and diving ducks from below the water. Fascinating! We were surprised at the size of the eels and the salmon and the speed of the diving ducks.

This short activity added a different perspective to our visit to Queenstown.
Written 15 February 2024
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world traveler
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Absolutely amazing experience and very informative. Learnt so much about Queenstown and it’s amazing natural history. Watching the fish in the lake from under the water was a highlight
Written 23 January 2024
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Hi, Thank you so much for reviewing your Time Tripper experience, we are glad to hear you enjoyed our unique show. Enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown. Many thanks The Time Tripper Team
Written 25 January 2024
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Lan Kennedy
Sydney, Australia23 contributions
Very nice quick show which was informative and knowledgeable. Our family with 3 kids have learned many new things about Queenstown and NZL forming history. Lovely surprise watching fishes and ducks diving in the lake outside glass windows as well. Worth it to visit. Good value for money . Thank You
Written 20 December 2023
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Hi there, Thanks for reviewing your Time Tripper experience. We are pleased you enjoyed the show and the kids learnt plenty about the history of New Zealand. As a 30-minute experience Time Tripper is one of the cheapest activities in Queenstown. We hope you had a lovely visit to Queenstown. Many thanks, The Time Tripper Team
Written 27 December 2023
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Rachelle Long
Masterton, New Zealand50 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Great little history information film. Was nice to go underwater and see the fish ducks and eels that live in the lake. Our daughter (1) loved it.
Written 13 December 2023
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Hi Rachell, Thanks for taking the time to review your Time Tripper experience. It's great to hear you enjoyed the show and the fish feeding. We are glad your daughter loved it too! We hope you had a lovely holiday and hope to see you again someday. Many thanks, The Time Tripper Team
Written 27 December 2023
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The Winded Traveller
48 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Kind of lame. The graphics weren’t the best. Could have spent more time on the area’s history. Last few minutes are advertisements. When they feed the fish the curtain isn’t up yet so you miss most of the fish. Children might enjoy. Affordable too for families.
Written 14 November 2023
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Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the show. Time Tripper is a 30-minute experience, made up of a 14-minute animated movie and 16 minutes’ worth of fish viewing after. The graphics were designed and created by an award-winning company. They have been involved in the development of graphics and animation technologies for sports broadcasts. This has gained recognition for its contributions to the visual presentation of sports events, including sailing and golf and specializes in computer-generated imagery and computer animation. The fish feeder is programmed to automatically release the fish food as the screens are coming up to ensure there are plenty of fish, eels and diving ducks around for everyone to see and enjoy. The last minute of the show is a collection of clips showing our guests all the adventure activities that Queenstown has to offer. I will certainly pass your feedback on to the marketing team. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Queenstown. Many thanks The Time Tripper Team
Written 23 November 2023
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TR82
Brisbane212 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a bit of time to kill in the afternoon so booked this adventure, you head underwater into the lake and watch a 15min movie which is very well done and marries Māori legend and science very well.
You then get another 15mins to see fish, eels and ducks from below the water.

It is reasonably priced for what it is
Written 6 October 2023
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Allen from Boston
Wayland, MA38 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
This is more interesting than I expected. It's 30 minutes total, comprising a very interesting and well-done 15 minute video followed by 15 minutes to look through their underwater windows into the lake. We saw trout, eels, and several diving ducks. It sounds too short but 15 minutes is really all you need. The cost (as of Oct 2023) is NZ$15, which is US$9 - so it's not expensive.
Written 5 October 2023
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Penny G
Launceston, Australia314 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We loved the Time Tripper journey back through time. The information was great and the three screens were amazing. We were disappointed however that the brochure said 'Experience 90 million years in just 30 minutes.' We were out in 20 minutes and that included the pre-talk and seeing the fish and eels being fed at the end. I realise the price is reflective of the experience bt we had expected the full 30 minutes of time tripping.
Written 17 September 2023
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kamasabi
Central Coast, NSW76 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Took our two grandchildren, one was absolutely enthralled the other said it was great. I agree this is a good 1/2 hour for all ages and insightful. Recommend.
Written 31 August 2023
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