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Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

  • Vintage steamship cruise across Lake Wakatipu
  • Chef-prepared barbecue lunch with meats, cheeses, salads, and desserts
  • Watch a sheepdog and sheep-shearing demonstration
Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch
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12pm departure - all year (except survey period) The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 28 May - 15 July 2018, during this period a launch will substitute).
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10am departure - all year (except survey period) The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 28 May - 15 July 2018, during this period a launch will substitute).
From $72.45

Cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a barbecue lunch served with spectacular views of the Southern Alps. Take a tour that bundles a scenic trip on a vintage steamship, a meal on the homestead's terrace, and demonstrations of traditional farming skills. The menu showcases local cuisine food from the Central Otago region.

What to Expect

Make your way to a wharf on the Queenstown waterfront to board the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship that’s more than a century old. Check out the engine room to see how the twin-screw propellers are powered, or just enjoy the view from the open deck—bring your camera for panoramic shots of the mountains.

Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, sit down to a barbecue lunch on the terrace. Sample salads, local cheeses, and meats, with the option to add for-fee wine pairings from Central Otago.

Before or after lunch, watch farm show demonstration that includes working sheepdogs and sheep shearing, then board the TSS Earnslaw for the return trip to Queenstown.

Reviews (77)
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Good trip, slightly rushed

The boat and it’s journey is beautiful, the farm show is informative and entertaining, the buffet lunch exceeded expectations and was really good for a buffet! Would have been better if we could have extended the trip out by an hour to be able to...More

Thank RG2ME
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great excursion

This was a great trip done very well. The cruise up the lake on the TSS Earnslaw with its old coal-fired steam engine was fascinating. The sheep shearing show was informative and the dogs fetching the sheep iconic NZ. The lunch was exceptional with varieties...More

Thank AlanG3269
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Rainy but beautiful

Lovely day out on the most beautiful boat. The cruise was like going back in time. Everything about the trip is aimed at giving you an authentic day out. The food was absolutely delicious as well. The only thing stopping me going up multiple times...More

Thank Spin65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Exceeded expectations

Decided to do the boat trip and lunch at Walter Peak. Enjoyable trip across lake to Walter Peak. Very relaxing and beautiful scenery. Shearing and dog show - well be honest we were not over keen as have seen plenty in Australia. But we were...More

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Food and boat trip outstanding!!!

We decided to do this on our last day and do not regret it. Boat trip is beautiful on a boat built in 1912 and driven by a coal fired steam engine. Only one in the southern hemisphere. The gourmet BBQ lunch is amazing at...More

Thank Cameron B
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November 10, 2018|
Response from AnnieLo1961 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am sorry as I am unable to answer, you can contact the company that do this trip, am sure they can help you 😊
Melissa L
August 11, 2018|
Response from GrandTour668188 |
We went in june so it was winter we had a beautiful day if u dont like cold the rug up warm but at the buffet the room was warm
June 7, 2018|
Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
Fery, you can take the TSS Earnslaw from downtown Queenstown for a 45 minute boat ride over to Walter Peak. You can choose to have an optional, extra cost BBQ lunch once you're on the island and after the sheep shearing... More