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Trout Observatory

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Fun for kids

Yes it’s a tank fed by the freshwater creek. There are only a small number of creatures inside... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
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Cheap and easy

We saw mixed reviews for this on Trip Advisor so went along knowing it was a simple underwater... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Townsville, Australia
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11 May 2018
“Fun for kids”
1 week ago
2A Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the reviews saying that it was opened 24/7 we made attempts to visit at different times over two days and there was a closed sign across the track with no information on when it would be open. Really disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We saw mixed reviews for this on Trip Advisor so went along knowing it was a simple underwater observatory to see some trout. We paid just $2 to get through the turnstile and got to see the trout up close as well as some crayfish....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Exceptional!!! Words can not describe the sheer beauty. I'd pay $3 next time just to visit! Trout for life

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Liam N
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Yes it’s a tank fed by the freshwater creek. There are only a small number of creatures inside. It’s great fun for small children. Interesting to see/read about the fish/creatures and it’s in a nice little parkland you can wander around. It is not manned,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Abie2
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Really just a handful of fish in an enclosure fed by a small creek. I suppose if you've never seen a fish in water before it might be interesting but really not a great use of the two dollars it costs to get through the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 27 January 2018

The humble trout observatory is, in my opinion, the most enthralling attraction within the town of Te Anau. Charging a mere $2 entry fee, you descend down a flight of concrete stairs into what can only be described as a concrete and plywood bunker. Within,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank elgarbo
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