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TSS Earnslaw Cruise with Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

by Real Journeys Duration 4h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$145

This tour offers a valuable insight into the culture of rural New Zealand, capped off with a delicious barbecue in charming surroundings. Take a cruise on immaculate lake waters on board a historic steamship, indulge in a tasty meal and be entertained by live farm demonstrations.

Stretching out from the shores of Queenstown are the pure waters of Lake Wakatipu. Board the heritage steamship TSS Earnslaw, and set out across the lake. More than 100 years old, your boat is packed with history. It is the only coal-fired steamship still carrying passengers in the Southern Hemisphere. Sit back, relax and admire the dramatic scenery of lush, green hillsides topped with jagged peaks.

Land at Walter Peak High Country Farm, and hear its history and about the founding-farms of the area. Within the pleasant environs of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant, enjoy the array of freshly prepared food in your buffet meal. Grilled meats, seafood, fresh salads and seasonal vegetables all feature on the menu. After your meal, those with a sweet tooth can indulge in a wide selection of desserts.

Once you have satisfied your appetite, take a seat for the live farm demonstrations. These give you a fascinating insight into the operations of the station in an informative, yet entertaining way. Feel the fresh breeze in your face as you return to Queenstown by steamship.

This tour offers a valuable insight into the culture of rural New Zealand, capped off with a delicious barbecue in charming surroundings. Take a cruise on immaculate lake waters on board a historic steamship, indulge in a tasty meal and be entertained by live farm demonstrations.

Stretching out from the shores of Queenstown are the pure waters of Lake Wakatipu. Board the heritage steamship TSS Earnslaw, and set out across the lake. More than 100 years old, your boat is packed with history. It is the only coal-fired steamship still carrying passengers in the Southern Hemisphere. Sit back, relax and admire the dramatic scenery of lush, green hillsides topped with jagged peaks.

Land at Walter Peak High Country Farm, and hear its history and about the founding-farms of the area. Within the pleasant environs of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant, enjoy the array of freshly prepared food in your buffet meal. Grilled meats, seafood, fresh salads and seasonal vegetables all feature on the menu. After your meal, those with a sweet tooth can indulge in a wide selection of desserts.

Once you have satisfied your appetite, take a seat for the live farm demonstrations. These give you a fascinating insight into the operations of the station in an informative, yet entertaining way. Feel the fresh breeze in your face as you return to Queenstown by steamship.

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6:00 PM, Cruise & Barbecue Dinner in English, includes Food Only

Duration 4h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

While the TSS Earnslaw is away on annual maintenance a replacement vessel will substitute. 02 June - 15 July 2018 & 01 June - 05 July 2019.

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TSS Earnslaw Cruise with Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Activity Location

Walter Peak

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Real Journeys Visitor Centre

    Steamer Wharf Beach Street

    Queenstown


Highlights

  • Quintessential Kiwi experience in idyllic surroundings

  • Gourmet barbecue Dinner in a colonial homestead

  • Delightful cruise on the historic steamship, TSS Earnslaw

  • Live demonstration for an insight into mountain farming

  • Stunning natural beauty of the Lake Wakatipu region


Inclusions

  • Cruise

  • 3-course buffet lunch or dinner

  • Roundtrip transport between Queenstown and Walter Peak High Country Farm

  • Live farm demonstration

  • Live commentary in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary.

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


TSS Earnslaw Cruise with Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5

5/5 26 Apr. 2019

Really great! My husband thought the steamship was the coolest thing ever (boys...). It was dark by the time we got to Walter's Peak, so was limited by the view. The food provided at Walter's Peak was exceptional! We all ate till we were stuffed. The sheep shearing and dog show was a great end to the evening, although I wish I had known about the farm tour - would have liked to have seen it.

Melissa K

United States

4/5 15 Mar. 2019

The boat was great and the gourmet BBQ was very good, especially the Lamb. The downside was the cost of the wine as a glass of Cloudy Bay Sav Blanc was $19.00 NZ a glass. Hence not that many people were drinking wine. A great experience nonetheless!