Queenstown: TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour

Activity provider: RealNZ

Queenstown: TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour

Activity provider: RealNZ
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From US$ 81.41 per person

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Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Experience New Zealand's farming lifestyle at the Walter Peak High Country Farm.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a scenic 45-minute cruise on Lake Wakatipu
  • Feed the farm animals at the Walter Peak Farm
  • Enjoy an entertaining farm demonstration
  • Savor a delicious morning or afternoon tea at Walter Peak Farm
Full description

Get a taste of New Zealand's farming lifestyle in an interactive way with this combo tour in Queenstown. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride across Lake Wakatipu. Disembark at a traditional farm for a comprehensive tour of its facilities and some morning or afternoon tea.

Start with a scenic cruise, crossing Lake Wakatipu toward Walter Peak High Country Farm. Explore the decks, visit the steam room, or chat with the captain in the wheelhouse. Take advantage of the onboard cafe to purchase a drink or two. Arrive at Walter Peak and join the host for a farmyard tour. Get up close to sheep, deer, and highland cattle. Help feed the animals, watch a farm demonstration, and explore the lakeside gardens. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea, including delicious scones and muffins.

  • Round-trip cruise
  • Morning or afternoon tea (tea, coffee, scones, and muffins)
  • Walter Peak Farm tour
  • Live guide

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the TSS Earnslaw, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown. Please arrive 20 minutes before your departure.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • Cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • If you require more information on the wheelchair accessibility both on the Tss Earnslaw and Walter Peak farm, please do not hesitate to ask
    • Non-slip shoes are recommended
    • Parking is not available, so please leave your car at your accommodation
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 247 reviews

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    Lovely old boat, you can watch the engines, enjoy a drink, walk about and even play the piano! At the farm you can meet and feed the animals, kids loved that, hear about farming. Cream tea was divine, fresh scones, tiny cakes, excellent coffee and every type of tea. After tea we watched sheep shearing, and sheep dog work, rounding up and settling free the sheep. Comfortably seated. Full up and happy ready for the gentle cruise home. Some passengers had taken lunch bbq, I'm told it was good. You miss the farm visit but still get the sheep show!

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    February 5, 2023

    The farm tour was equally enjoyed by our whole family (toddler and adults) the Earnslaw boat ride is about 25 minutes long to Walter Peak farm. Feeding the animals and seeing the sheep herding shearing demonstrations were family favorites. Our three year old especially enjoyed feeding the deer and Highland Cattle.

    January 9, 2023

    The cruise was cool. It was cloudy, so I couldn’t see 100% of the scenery, but it was beautiful regardless. Tea was delicious and seeing the animals was an added bonus. The massive crowd was why it didn’t get 5 stars. Too many people. Felt really weird.

    September 20, 2022

    Product ID: 134835