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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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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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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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  • Average5%
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“farm tour” (201 reviews)
“sheep shearing” (260 reviews)
“walter peak” (300 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were recommended this place by family who had visited and loved it! Plenty for everyone. The boat ride over is beautiful. The boat is beautiful historic and well run. There is also a nice cafe on board. Once at Walter Peak farm half the...More

Thank Alex U
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cruise on board the TSS Earnslaw Steamer is a scenic & gentle one. We opted for the cruise + Gourmet BBQ lunch & farm visit, which appeared to be extremely popular. You have the opportunity to walk around to various areas of the ship,...More

Thank atomicdon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect day for a 1.5 hr cruise. Book online in advance, go to office about 40 minutes before cruise time to pick up tix so you can then line up before boarding. Have your photo taken as a memento. Best indoor spot to sit inside...More

Thank Takeahat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Earnslaw - what a great experience, launched the same year as the Titanic Forget pollution- history and coal fired boilers are an experience never to be missed A lovely old girl - well cared for - the pianist on the first class deck playing all...More

Thank Richard K
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Kia Ora Richard and thanks for the wonderful review. We are absolutely delighted to see how much you enjoyed this beautiful cruise across Lake Wakatipu on our historic steamship. Stepping back in time on this unique experience is a most enjoyable way to spend a...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The boat ride is ok. The farm a bit ho-hum. The lunch was ok too but no lingering or arriving early. This is a business that squeezes in 3 sittings a day. Those of us that did the horse riding were disappointed as it was...More

Thank gillv63
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded today

Kia Ora and thanks for taking the time to post this review. We are disappointed to see that the journey across Lake Wakatipu aboard our vintage steamship and the BBQ lunch and farm show demonstration at Walter Peak did not live up to expectations. Generally...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I had a great start in the afternoon with TSS cruise. Everyone gets a chance to watch how the steamship runs using charcoal. We are snapping pictures of the majestic mountains and take time to just enjoy its beauty as the journey...More

Thank Ain S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on the TSS Earnslaw Dinner Cruise out to the farm. The scenery is stunning and the boat trip is relaxing. It is interesting to be able to see the engines working. There are photos to view in the bow of the ship which...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a spur of the moment purchase as another tour was canceled. A boat ride seemed like a good idea to pass the time especially after our concierge told us we would be able to disembark and explore the town it stopped at. It...More

Thank SFBartist
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a relaxing trip across the lake on this vintage steamer, ongoing stunning scenery, if interested in steam one can see the stokes working hard, the engines in full operational condition. Very good history laud out in the bow section.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are not adventure sport people but friends were so we needed an activity to do while they did adventure sports and was pleasantly surprised to find out about the TSS Earnslaw. The boat is fabulous and gives great views. We enjoyed the sheep shearing....More

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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