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Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries

St Omer Wharf, | 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1137
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Ranked #57 of 157 activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the towering Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and the Frankton Arm. The... more » Owner description: Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the towering Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and the Frankton Arm. The Queenstown Lake Cruise focuses on the history, local legends and stunning vistas. Be greeted in Maori and enjoy the 'sound of silence' at Kelvin Heights, five main photo stops and two 360 degree turns for uninterrupted views. This cruise also includes free admission to the Queenstown Underwater observatory and complimentary tea & coffee. « less
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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Value for money with having children free in the school holidays. Really great cruise. The skipper was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the history of Queenstown

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Louisville, KY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The trip was awesome, we saw the amazing scenery there and learnt history stories about this area. The Australian captain is really nice!

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

had a really interesting trip on a beautiful lake. Geoff was informative and friendly. and he is also a farmer so we got lots of extra info on a range of different subjects, given rural life is our background too. we were lucky in that we were the only 2 on board, so it was like a private party! would... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give us fantastic feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the company of our skipper as well as the great scenery! If you are ever back in Queenstown please come and visit us again!! More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had a very enjoyable trip around Lake Wakatipu - made all the more interesting by the knowledge of our friendly skipper Geoff. As well as a cup of tea we had taste of refreshing lake water.

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to to write a fantastic review for Southern Discoveries. It's always nice to hear how much people have enjoyed their cruise with us. More

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Would highly recommend this cruise on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Our skipper Geoff was most informative on the area and had lots of interesting little stories. The cruise is on a smaller boat and it was so relaxing to be away from the busy tourist feeling that Queenstown has. It includes tea and coffee and... More

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that you had such a great time on our cruise. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Geoff is very informative and full of local knowledge, we are glad that you and your family got to experience the cruise of Lake Wakatipu with Southern Discoveries. More

Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

'We had a great one &half hour cruise around Lake Wakatipu. The captain of the boat.. Steve was friendly and very informative. He is a local and had lots of interesting information. Tea, coffee and biscuits served on board and also a glass of lake water if your game.

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We love to show each of our passengers what a beautiful place we live in, enjoy the local knowledge we have to offer and even try some tasty water from the lake. we're glad you enjoyed it. More

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It is a must to do thing in Queenstown. Our guide Steve is full of knowledge and experience and he has a great sense of humor. We got nice view on the lake and tried the tasty water straight from the lake. It was a fun and relaxed trip.

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a fantastic review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the local knowledge that Steve has to offer with his passengers and making the cruise as personal as possible. Thank you for choosing the Lake cruise with Southern Discoveries. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Despite not being a fan of boats (I get easily sea sick!) we got discounted vouchers for a cruise on Southern Discoveries - Spirit of Queenstown, a large catamaran. It was perfect weather with little wind and a perfect blue sky. There was just enough information coming through the speakers to keep you informed but not interrupt the serenity of... More

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Excellent Trip!! Spoilt only by the wind which came up so suddenly! Captain Steve is a ball of local knowledge. Price is competitive, chocolate biscuits and hot drink is an added bonus.

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this review

Hi, we are very pleased that you enjoyed the lake cruise with us and the yummy refreshments we have on board. Steve is a very informative skipper and we are glad you enjoyed the local knowledge he has to offer. Many thanks for your great feedback. More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a wonderful time cruising the Lake in Queenstown, we were shown spectacular views and scenery. The skipper had excellent local knowledge, was friendly and informative, the cruise was excellent value and included refreshments (Tea, Coffee and Biscuits).

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SouthernDisc, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review!! We do hope you enjoyed spending time in our beautiful area and listening to the local knowledge fro our skipper. Thanks for choosing Southern Discoveries for your lake cruise. More

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