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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Overview
Travelers wanting a magical experience in Queenstown need look no further than this comprehensive tour. Relive the elegance of a different era by cruising Lake Wakatipu on the TSS "Earnslaw"—one of the only remaining commercial coal-fired steamers operating in the southern hemisphere—and follow it by feasting on a lakeside BBQ banquet. The memorable evening concludes with a farm tour and sheepshearing demonstration.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    88 Beach Street
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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  • 1
    Lake Wakatipu
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    88 Beach Street
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Highlights
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Interpretation handouts: German, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lord MacDuff wrote a review Mar 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom651 contributions340 helpful votes
We were staying slightly out of town but managed to get free parking quite easily and walk a short distance to the quayside. The TSS Earnslaw is a beautiful old steam ship and being able to see into the engine room with the stokers working away was fascinating. There was no rush
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
Responded Apr 19, 2020
Kia Ora. Thank you for your detailed review which we're sure will prove helpful for others planning to visit Queenstown. The catering team at Walter Peak do a fantastic job and it's great to hear you enjoyed the dining experience and recommend this trip so highly. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
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Surreysunlovers wrote a review Mar 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom42 contributions9 helpful votes
Was good fun cruising on the old Steamer! The Walter Peak Farm was absolutely lovely. The location was stunning and the choice of food was amazing. The view from the restaurant was breathtaking as the sun set over the lake and mountains. We would highly recommend this
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Date of experience: February 2020
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aj450 wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing food meat lovers dream although my veg partner found plenty of yummy food to eat, and the scenery is second to none...
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ceri t wrote a review Mar 2020
Jersey, United Kingdom104 contributions47 helpful votes
16:00 start. Fabulous old steam ship, fascinating watching the guys in the engine room, I wouldn’t like to be the stoker as he worked hard. Stunning old colonial house for the BBQ meal. Meal was excellent and plenty of choice. Sheep shearing demo and one man and his dog
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Cheryl P wrote a review Mar 2020
Tuckerton, New Jersey215 contributions87 helpful votes
We enjoyed a terrific BBQ at Walter Peak Station. The food was abundant, delicious and plentiful so you could go back for second but leave room for dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed the sheep shearing and sheep dog demonstration, too!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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comtois2570
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Nice discovery during covid 19 situation
Very nice discovery with a first boat in lake Manapouri and you take a bus to reach an other boat in doubtful sound
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Gordon-Garretts
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Fun activity
This was a good experience. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and we enjoyed the boat ride to and from the
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Gordon-Garretts
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Amazing experience
This was a great way to see Milford Sound. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable, the optional activities (kayak
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421kirstyh
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Great cruise
Thank you for a wonderful cruise! Not often you get a chance like this! Swimming in the Milford is a unique thing y
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Kuaka
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Stunning
Although the trip hit our (meagre) kiwi budget, there are no regrets at all! The cost included very comfortable and
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Satkaj
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Heavenly experience
I am writing is review much later while we visited in 2013.. But Pandemic gave me a chance to re visit our NZ trip
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jorgmummyrox
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Very good family fun!
What a near experience the ship is classy and such a treat. The farm tour with the very good looking farmer is very
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Julie C
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Way above our expectations
The trip on the beautiful TSS Earnslaw was great , topped off by an absolutely superb lunch. An incredible variety
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DiveHQWellington
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The Earnslaw Cruise & BBQ - definitely worth it!
Really enjoyed the whole experience, being able to watch the crew and the engine was surprisingly interesting and t
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chrisandbarbara2019
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A “bucket-list” Experience
Have been meaning to do this trip for many years. Eclipses Milford Sound for sights and the incredible journey from
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SherylT193
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Outstanding
Can't rate this trip highly enough. Doubtful Sound is quite different from Milford, in that it lacks the dramatic s
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AlistairW197
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Great 4 hour trip with a meal
This is a well run 4 hour trip out from Queenstown Bay on a historic steam ship, the Earnslaw. The ship layout prov
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MilamberNZ
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Great boat trip but disappointing lunch
We took the long weekend off and went down to Queenstown and was recommended the TSS Earnshaw and so booked. The bo
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TwinkD
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Amazing overnight trip!!
My husband and I recently did the overnight cruise and was one of the highlights of the trip and would do it again
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jacci6
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They must be one of the best!
We booked an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys. Easy to book. Staff 100% in every way. Value fo
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