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“Lake Wakatipu - afternoon cruise”

Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries
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$54.59*
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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour
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$34.29*
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Lake Wakatipu Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
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$97.28*
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Owner description: Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the towering Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and the Frankton Arm. The Queenstown Lake Cruise focuses on the history, local legends and stunning vistas. Be greeted in Maori and enjoy the 'sound of silence' at Kelvin Heights, five main photo stops and two 360 degree turns for uninterrupted views. This cruise also includes free admission to the Queenstown Underwater observatory and complimentary tea & coffee.
Reviewed May 3, 2012

Cruising around the sparkling waters of Lake Wakatipu was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Thanks to Skipper Rowan's local knowledge and professional assistance with wheelchair access.

Thank Robyn M
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SouthernDiscoveries, Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2012

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write a review! We love to hear from customers who enjoyed the Queenstown Lake Cruise and it's great that you considered it a highlight!

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

I was given this trip free as someone couldn't make it and when I turned up there was only 3 other people there (all part of the same family). I was a little sceptical at first as I was only doing it to fill up my day, but by the time I was on the boat I felt it was the right choice. You have to do at least one touristy thing in Queenstown but this felt more personal than that, the skipper (Rowan) was incredibly friendly and you could ask him any question straight away he knew the answer. It wasn't just showing us the area around Lake Wakatipu, we got to go to the most peacefully beautiful area in the lake; taste the water, take in the scenery and enjoy having the place to share with new friends. I wanted to make this review for other people travelling alone like I was, take time to recharge your adrenaline and do this cruise.

Thank MollyThomp
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SouthernDiscoveries, Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2012

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write a review! The Queenstown Lake Cruise really is a great activity for both families and single travellers, and as you said, it's a great way to relax and unwind during your time in Queenstown.

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

I did this cruise as part of a famil for work and really enjoyed it!! The skipper Steve just knew everything about Queenstown! It was amazing, he answered every question thrown at him. The scenery was quite breath taking and given the beautiful weather with the free coffee and biscuit it was all round a very relaxing and enjoyable day out!! Plus the added bonus of being able to go to the underwater observatory was great!

Thank Hannah M
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SouthernDiscoveries, Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Hi and thank you for taking the time to write a review!
We love to hear from everyone who enjoys our Lake Cruise and the wealth of information our skippers have can be mind blowing sometimes!

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

This boat trip gives you a feel for the quiet, stress free life that living in this District is all about. Informative skipper tells you all about the suburbs and mountains. Plenty of photo opportunities. Quite different to the other trips on offer with the bonus of getting into the aquarium as part of the ticket deal. Our reluctant 4yr old absolutely loved it once the trip was underway!

Thank LivNic
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Just came back from a week in Queenstown (3rd trip there). While Miford Sound, Gondola, Shotover and the Steam Ship experiences are wonderful, we discovered a hidden jewel in the Crown this time around with a short (90 minutes) and reasonably priced ($25) cruise around the lake.

Our Skipper Rowan made us feel at home on his modern aluminium catamaran showing us the sights and explaining the history of the lake. A highlight was finding a sheltered spot where we stopped the boat, sat around and talked among ourselves (one brave soul took a dip) and we filled our cups and bottles with pure NZ lake water from the side of the boat.

Cup of Tea and bickkies provided.

Highly recommended and thanks Skipper.

Thank John C
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SouthernDiscoveries, Manager at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

Hi, and thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're very proud of the cruise and our skippers for making it such a great experience for our customers!

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