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TSS Earnslaw: Queenstown Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ

Activity provider: RealNZ

TSS Earnslaw: Queenstown Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ

Activity provider: RealNZ
Likely to sell out Booked 14 times yesterday

From US$ 90.57 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 14 times yesterday

Combine a leisurely cruise across Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu before disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Station for a full BBQ buffet, a small farm demonstration and extensive gardens to enjoy.

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Duration 3.5 - 4 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in Queenstown's scenic beauty on a cruise
  • Marvel at the history of the TSS Earnslaw, built in 1912, as you wander through her onboard museum
  • Enjoy the decadent gourmet BBQ buffet at Walter Peak High Country Station
  • Watch an entertaining farm demonstration around life on a working property
Full description

This half-day activity begins and concludes with a 45-minute cruise across Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu onboard the historic TSS Earnslaw. Spend a few hours enjoying the culinary delights at Walter Peak High Country Station, including an entertaining farm demonstration the whole family will enjoy.

Feel free to take advantage of the extensive lay-out of this incredible steamship – she is a floating museum of her own history, and you are more than welcome to enter the engine room where you can watch our hardy coal-stokers as they keep this beautiful lady of the lake gliding across the waters of Lake Wakatipu. Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown’s incredible alpine scenery, the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak is the perfect place to spend a beautiful day in Central Otago. Its colonial architecture and sweeping grounds evoke the elegance of a bygone era. Spend your time wandering the award-winning gardens, or saying hello to the animals that call the station home. The BBQ Buffet includes salads, vegetables, and succulent local meats cooked on the outdoor rotisserie or grill. There is a wide range of desserts on offer, including a vast array of fresh bread and cheese. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let the supplier know directly so we can safely accommodate your requests.

  • Round-trip steamship cruise on Lake Wakatipu
  • Gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner (depending on option selected)
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • 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 a full refund
  • Non-slip shoes are recommended
  • If you require more information on the wheelchair accessibility both on the Tss Earnslaw and Walter Peak farm, please do not hesitate to ask
  • Suitable for all ages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 585 reviews

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Just amazing. Being able to walk around the boat & to see its engine room was awesome. Staff were fantastic. Nice coffees with a choice of seating, inside or out. The meal at Walter Peak was beautiful with a wide variety of salads & hot vegetables if meat isn't your thing. Choice of desserts after, all laid out as a smorgasborg. A must do is joing the sing a long with the pianist on the way back.Highly reccommend this trip, worth every penny.

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October 23, 2022

We took an extended family of 16 trip for the day on the Earnslaw and Walter Peak Farm and it was absolutely excellent! The oldest at 79 was super impressed and the youngest at 3 had a ball The! The teenagers even got off their phones for the day! The boat itself was stunning and there was plenty of seating and room to explore. Seeing the engine room in action was so cool, we spent a good deal.of time young and old working put how it all worked. Walter Peak Farm is stunning and so well looked after. As the boat came in we were welcome with waves from the staff on the shore which was so lovely. Lunch was delicious and plentiful. It was easy and relaxed almost like we were the only ones there. The dog and sheep show was fun and well done. All in all we can't rate this trip highly enough! Our family created some wonderful memories ❤.

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October 22, 2022

We were very lucky with the weather, it was a beautiful day. The whole day was great starting with the trip on the Earnslaw. The lady playing the piano was awesome and there was a good selection of refreshments at the bar. Walter Peak farm was stunning, the bbq lunch was nice but a little disappointing there were no salads left when we went up. Still highly recommend this trip.

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October 11, 2022

Product ID: 129952