1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Lake Wakatipu

TSS Earnslaw: Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour

Product ID: 134835
Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Experience New Zealand's farming lifestyle at the Walter Peak High Country Farm.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 hours
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  • Experience a scenic 45-minute cruise on Lake Wakatipu
  • Feed the farm animals at the Walter Peak Farm
  • Enjoy sheep dog and sheep shearing demonstrations
  • Savor a delicious morning tea at Walter Peak Farm
Full description
Start with a scenic cruise, crossing Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Explore the decks, visit the steam room, or chat with the captain in the wheelhouse. You’ll find a licensed cafe on board.

Disembark at Walter Peak and join the host for a farmyard tour. Get up close to sheep, deer, and highland cattle. Help feed the farm animals, watch a sheep shearing demonstration, and explore the lakeside gardens. Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea including scones, muffins, coffee, and tea.

The Walter Peak Farm tour is the perfect way to get a taste of New Zealand's farming lifestyle in an interactive way. This 3.5-hour tour is suitable for all ages.
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Morning tea (tea, coffee, scones, and muffins)
  • Walter Peak Farm tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Visitor Center, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Upon check-in, you must exchange your ticket for a boarding pass at the visitor center
• Your cruise departure time may be different from the one requested. The local operator will confirm your cruise details by email after booking
• Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
• TSS Earnslaw is undergoing annual maintenance between the 2 June and 3 July, 2020. If you are traveling between these dates, your cruise will be held on a different boat
• 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
• 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 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Its very cool to be on TSS Earnslaw Cruise ship. The Walter Peak Farm Tour is also very interesting. Its unique experience to see how to sheer a sheep and how the dogs work on a farm. Other animals on the farm are also very cute and lively, can be real close to them.

March 4, 2020

Overall we had a very good experience. Very happy with our choice of event. Reason for not giving 5 stars, the sheep shearing and sheep dog demonstration person had a faulty audio system and the audio kept dropping out and coming back in. Was difficult to hear which made that part of the tour disappointing. The show and demonstration was great though.

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February 8, 2020

The cruise has a fabulous cafe which you need to pay for and is relatively cheap and their is a cabin exhibition of the memory’s of the TSS Earnslaw and you can walk on the lower deck to have a more comfortable seats and you can also see the engine room which I advise you to watch your kids (if you have any) in the engine room and you can go to the front of the ship and have a excellent view of the port you are going to and the place you are leaving from

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December 27, 2019

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Product ID: 134835