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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Get a taste of New Zealand farm life with dinner at Walter Peak Country Farm. Start your evening cruising along the calm waters of Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown on board the TSS Earnslaw, a 1912 vintage steam ship, to arrive at Walter Peak Country Farm. Enjoy a gourmet BBQ buffet dinner in the Colonel's Homestead, as the resident pianist provides background music during dinner. On cooler nights, the open fire creates a cozy atmosphere. After dinner, you have the option to watch a farm show or relax in the bar before returning to Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw.
  • Experience life in a former era with a vintage steamer cruise and farm tour
  • Ride one of the only steamers still operating in the southern hemisphere
  • Ideal for travelers looking for a unique romantic experience
  • Don’t stress about dinner after the cruise—its included with this tour
What to Expect
Your evening begins at the Steamer Wharf in Queenstown, where you board the vintage TSS "Earnslaw" for a scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Cross the lake while learning about the region and its history from your guide’s live commentary. While on the water, soak in views of the Remarkables mountain range.  Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, settle in for a buffet feast replete with seafood and meat barbecued on an outdoor grill. Your meal includes a New Zealand cheeseboard, antipasti, desserts, and coffee and tea.  After dinner, you're treated to a sheepdog show and a sheep-shearing demonstration. Enjoy free time for a drink or two at the bar (own expense) before heading back on the steamer for the journey back to Queenstown.
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Departure Point
88 Beach St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Dinner - BBQ buffet dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Farm Show
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wakatipu
  • Entry/Admission - Walter Peak Station Wharf
  • Entry/Admission - Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Interpretation handouts: German, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

A crossing on the Earnslaw is always a must do. Where else in the world can you travel on and see the workings of a hundred year old steam ship. Walter Peak station is an iconic sheep and cattle station on the other side of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

We enjoyed the views on the cruise and the fact that the TSS Earnslaw has such history made it interesting. Problem was that there was a large tour group that were loud also on the cruise. This continued during the meal. I almost wondered if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2019

Dawneen, We are glad you found it interesting to learn about the history of the TSS Earnslaw and the farm demonstration with working sheep dogs and sheep shearing. For the gourmet BBQ dinner we call customers up to the buffet table-by-table to ensure that the...More

Reviewed May 4, 2019

The trip aboard the Earlsham is shaing in this regions history. This Titanic era double screw coal fired steamship has been plying these waters for more than 100 years. What a beautiful workhorse. Aboard the ship you are welcome to watch the young men shoveling...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

The trip on the Earnslaw was unique and quite enjoyable. Dinner at the Walter Peak Station was good...a lot of food and enough variety to suit everyone! Service was very good. After dinner there was a sheep shearing demo plus a demo of the sheep...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

To be able to cruise on a piece of history with the stunning scenery and be welcomed by the friendly staff and excellent food at Walter Peak what more could you wish for a definite must whilst you are in Queenstown!

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 12, 2019|
Response from Lauren S | Reviewed this property |
You will get more information when you book but we did the dinner which left at 6pm and it was recommended to be at the dock by 5:40. The boat left promptly at 6 and it was about an hour cruising time to the farm.
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July 20, 2018|
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Response from Timothy G | Reviewed this property |
If you stay for the evening dinner and sheep show, then you get back around 9:45pm
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  • Duration: 4h
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