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Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries

Address: St Omer Wharf, | 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-441 1137
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Ranked #52 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My friends and I were lucky enough to book a cruise on the Lake at the last minute. Friendly service and was topped by a knowledgeable and friendly skipper named Geoff. The bloke is a legend. We ended up cruising the lake with just the four of us, dropped a few fishing lines off the back and got to experience... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! We are so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us in Queenstown. We will be sure to pass on the feedback to Geoff too, he will be very happy! More 

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Absolute bargain! Took our wee family on it and learnt alot about Queenstown. Geoff was really friendly and very knowledgeable. Highly Recommended!

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we will be sure to pass on the kind feedback to Geoff. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My sons and I went on a cruise and thoroughly enjoyed the journey. The skipper is very knowledgable about the history of Queenstown and even threw in some local gossip. The staff are very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.

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

We are so happy to please to hear you had such a great experience with us! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

For only $25 this cruise exceeded expectations! We were the only people to book the cruise on the day and we were grateful that they didn't cancel with only two of us! Our skipper was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about the lake and surrounds. We definitely recommend this cruise!

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

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are so happy to hear that you had such an incredible time with us and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wonderful way to explore Lake Wakatipu to Mt. Nic Station.Friendly staff and knowledgable captain explaining history and facts about lake and surrounding areas. Plenty of photo opportunities as scenery is simply breathtaking.Great way to spend a relaxing couple of hours. Joanne

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

Hi Joanne, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on the lake. We totally agree - the views are just incredible! Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Tasmania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a few spare hours on our last morning in Queenstown, not long enough to get up to the slopes and not much money left in the pocket either! The Lake cruise at 90 minutes duration and $25.00 per person fitted the job perfectly, it was a stunning morning, blue skies and sunshine, the skipper was friendly and informative,... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! It is the perfect way to spend your morning out on the lake with the stunning vistas all around. We are so glad to hear you had a great time with us and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Adelaide
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was a perfect morning with mostly clear skies but very cold. I was happy to brave the deck to take MANY photos but had to keep ducking back inside to warm up by the heater. The vessel itself is very sleek and new, the crew are fun and the skipper had a wicked sense of humour. Loved it.

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

Thank you for your review. We have been having some magic winter days here so we are sure you would have got some incredible pictures! So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again in the future! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great way to see the sights of Queenstown with a safe comfortable ride and knowledgeable and friendly captain who explains the history and facts around the lake area. Plenty of photo opportunities on board of the lake and waterfalls. Great value for money!!

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

Thank you for your great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful way to explore lake Wakatipu. Second time for me doing this fabulous cruise and I'm stunned again. The Spirit of Queenstown is a beautiful ride, smooth on the water, very quiet and has massive windows and decks. The scenery is simply breathtaking, especially when crossing the lake at White Point. The crew is friendly and knowledgeable and... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us onboard the Spirit of Queenstown once again. She is an incredible new boat, and you are so right, the views from the Lake are unbelievable! Hopefully we see you again soon. More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went out on the boat with very attentive crew. Simple meals included and could get a glass of reasonable wine-very civilised! The lake is world-class and more for stunning beauty. We were gob-smacked when, as we cruised out into the Tasman Sea, the wind blew one of the many water-falls upwards! Absolute must, with the gondola ride, to get the... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased you had such a great experience with Southern Discoveries. It sounds like you had a magic time, it would be great to see some pictures if you would like to share them with us on our social media pages? Happy travelling and hopefully we see you again soon! More 

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