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Leave the city behind and discover the natural environment that this region is so famous for with a scenic cruise aboard a heritage steam vessel. The TSS Earnslaw departs Queenstown and transports you across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu, flanked by majestic tree-lined peaks.

As the only coal-fired passenger-carrying ship left in the Southern Hemisphere, the TSS Earnslaw is packed with history and legacy. Leaving the shores of Queenstown, head south for the remote corners of beautiful Lake Wakatipu. Sit back, relax and admire the dramatic landscapes of snow-capped peaks, verdant hillsides and rugged cliffs.

Having been built over 100 years ago, and launched in the same year as the Titanic, the vessel you're riding is a valuable piece of history. Visit the on-board museum for an insight into its past and to see the working engines in action in the steam room.

As you're serenaded by the ship's pianist feel yourself transported back in time on a delightful cruise across Queenstown's famous lake.

Leave the city behind and discover the natural environment that this region is so famous for with a scenic cruise aboard a heritage steam vessel. The TSS Earnslaw departs Queenstown and transports you across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu, flanked by majestic tree-lined peaks.

As the only coal-fired passenger-carrying ship left in the Southern Hemisphere, the TSS Earnslaw is packed with history and legacy. Leaving the shores of Queenstown, head south for the remote corners of beautiful Lake Wakatipu. Sit back, relax and admire the dramatic landscapes of snow-capped peaks, verdant hillsides and rugged cliffs.

Having been built over 100 years ago, and launched in the same year as the Titanic, the vessel you're riding is a valuable piece of history. Visit the on-board museum for an insight into its past and to see the working engines in action in the steam room.

As you're serenaded by the ship's pianist feel yourself transported back in time on a delightful cruise across Queenstown's famous lake.

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10:00 AM, TSS Earnslaw Cruise Only in English

Duration 1h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
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NZ$65

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12:00 PM, TSS Earnslaw Cruise Only in English

Duration 1h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
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2:00 PM, TSS Earnslaw Cruise Only in English

Duration 1h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
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4:00 PM, TSS Earnslaw Cruise Only in English

Duration 1h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
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10:00 AM, TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu followed by a guided tour of Walter Peak High Country Farm with live demonstrations of the inner workings of the sheep farm.
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NZ$80

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12:00 PM, TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu followed by a guided tour of Walter Peak High Country Farm with live demonstrations of the inner workings of the sheep farm.
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2:00 PM, TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour in English

Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Live Commentary in English. Select this option for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu followed by a guided tour of Walter Peak High Country Farm with live demonstrations of the inner workings of the sheep farm.
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TSS Earnslaw Cruise on Lake Wakatipu

Activity/Location

Lake Wakatipu

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Real Journeys

    Steamer Wharf Beach Street

    Queenstown


Highlights

  • Heritage of the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw

  • Behind-the-scenes look at the vessel's giant steam engines

  • Only coal-fired steamship in the Southern Hemisphere

  • Raw beauty of the Lake Wakatipu scenery

  • Relaxing cruise engaging with history in a stunning setting


Inclusions

  • Cruise

  • Sheep shearing and farm show


Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Location

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand