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Address: 1st Floor 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 9879

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Total rip off

The steamer is cool. The problem is that during peak season (we were there during Chinese New Year) the operator is so greedy that we were all packed on like sardines. No place... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
lwflawyer
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The steamer is cool. The problem is that during peak season (we were there during Chinese New Year) the operator is so greedy that we were all packed on like sardines. No place to sit. The only bad experience we had in Queenstown.

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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215 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This is lovely and clean and has a great range of bars and eateries. There are Street players and normally a small market with local producers of fancy goods. Great to have a drink and gaze at the lake.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Walking along the wharf is a delight to all the senses. Watching the Earnslaw is nostalgic and such a fabulous sight. Alongside are the more modern ships. The cafes with all their different menus; people chatting and street entertainment, and of course feeding the ducks. There is something for everyone here!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Wharf around the lakeside provides an extensive selection of restaurants, bars, and various shopping outlets. This is also where you will find the majority of visitors and street sellers for souvenirs. While just around the corner there is access to the lakeside itself, giving visitors and residents access to a good picnic area.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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211 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It is true that a lot of things begin at the Steamer Warf. The Earnshaw sails from here. But there is always so much action and color around the Warf, it is just a good spot for taking in the passage of tourist humanity enjoying the day

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Auckland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Love how they have done up the wharf at Queenstown. It was a lovely place to stop for a drink and we liked it so much we went back for coffee the next morning

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Fareham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We took a boat trip from here on board the Steam Ship Earnshaw, it was a great trip though it was a cold windy day. We got off at the farm where you can have a BBQ or afternoon tea. I recommend the BBQ. We saw Sheep shearing and the sheep dogs working demo. All in all its a really... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

You must visit this wharf, a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Lots of places to eat and drink, and the advantage of seeing the 'Earnslaw' a wonderful steam powered ship, you may even witness the coal being loaded!

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Mackay, Australia
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41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Professionally run, old world day out. Loved it. Piano player on the return trip, was a super nice touch.

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Kennewick, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you in Queenstown you have to take this cruise on an authentic steam powered boat. This truly is a unique experience, the boat is beautiful inside and out, the cruise is very scenic, refreshments and light snacks are served. They even had an old fashioned piano sing a long whilst we cruised. You can watch the engines working, the... More 

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