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Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises

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88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
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Cruise on Queenstown's iconic vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw. Relax on board and admire the stunning alpine scenery whilst you cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Explore the decks, view the engine room, watch the stokers in action or purchase delicious snacks/ drinks from the Promenade Cafe. Real Journeys also operates Walter Peak Farm Tours, Gourmet Barbecue Lunch or Dinner, Horse Treks and Guided Cycling, all of which include a return cruise.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a great chill out trip that adds context to the history of the European era of Queenstown. The ship itself is so very interesting and the calmness of Lake Wakatipu from the comfort of the steamer was a welcome sojourn from an otherwise...More

Thank JH1964Oct
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to Queenstown on various occasions but this is the first time we have taken a cruise on the Earnslaw and we are so pleased we did. The return trip across Lake Wakatipu takes approx. 90 minutes with departures every two hours. The...More

Thank Herbies1
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cruise and farm walk is a lovely way to spend half a day, and involves a mix of seeing quintessential Queenstown views cruising across the lake along with some up close and personal experiences of local farming life. Peter was great taking the group...More

Thank RachaelR17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the TTS Earnslaw Vintage boat tour across Lake Wakatipu .The cruise takes approximately 90 minutes & is definitely worth doing just for viewing the amazing alpine scenery. The TTS has a long pioneering history which we found to be very interesting. Known as...More

Thank Ellemay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour gives you a taste of farming lifestyle. As the ship cruises across the lake we could admire the alpine scenery and feel the wind on our faces. We visited the engine room to see the steam engines at work and browsed through the...More

Thank christmasweien
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very relaxing tour. We went over and had dinner on the other side. The views are amazing. Great way to finish holiday.

Thank jas c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown across Lake Wakatipu to the Walter Peak Station. A really clear day gave excellent views across the lake. Mind you it was a bit breezy and cold on deck. But a very pleasant voyage. Well worth it.

Thank Hillsider17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to do the farm tour with high tea as part of our steamship experience and it was a delicious choice with the best cheese scones I have ever tasted. The trip on the lake was wonderful with great views and interesting photos and...More

Thank Ros E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of sailing on the steamship in Queenstown.....I think the evening trips are by far the best as the sun sets and twilight stippling a glass of bubbles....you would think that you had been transferred to paradise. The old coal fire to created...More

Thank Di L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views of the mountains on this lake cruise followed be a spectacular buffet BBQ dinner. The meat was cooked to perfection and we were spoilt for choice on desserts.

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Evon F
February 13, 2017|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi Evon F We definitely recommend booking, with certain times of the year being quite busy on board. Generally you can book on the day however if you want to guarantee a space you should definitely plan ahead. We have a... More
October 11, 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi there, Just to confirm that the piano player is scheduled on all the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise departures. So, if you are booking the Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch (or the Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner... More
August 3, 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
The TSS Earnslaw has a café on board where a variety of refreshments and snacks are available to purchase during the return cruise. This option does NOT disembark at Walter Peak. However if you are wanting afternoon tea... More