1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Walter Peak

TSS Earnslaw: Queenstown Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ

Product ID: 129952
Combine a lake cruise with a lakeside gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner. See a demonstration of New Zealand sheep shearing and sheep dogs at work.
About this activity
Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours
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  • Take in Queenstown's scenic beauty on a cruise
  • Enjoy a lakeside gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner at Walter Peak
  • Experience New Zealand's farming life with sheep shearing and working dogs
  • Queenstown

  • 45 minutes

  • Walter Peak (BBQ)

  • Walter Peak (farm experience)

  • 45 minutes

  • Queenstown

2 - 2.5 hrs

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
Full description
This 3.5-hour activity begins with a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown's alpine scenery, the Colonel’s Homestead at Walter Peak High Country Farm is the perfect place to spend a few hours. Its colonial architecture and sweeping grounds evoke the elegance of a bygone era.

The BBQ includes salads, vegetables and succulent meat cooked on the outdoor rotisserie or grill. There will be delectable desserts on offer as well. After the BBQ, join an entertaining farm demonstration or explore the beautiful lakeside gardens.
  • Round-trip steamship cruise on Lake Wakatipu
  • Gourmet BBQ lunch or dinner (depending on option selected)
  • Farm show
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• Upon check-in, you must exchange your voucher 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
• Suitable for all ages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Super good dinner overall....but not seeing alkapa sheep the reason because the alkapa is in the peak and your ship is about to leave....it doesnt make sense because we pay higher for dinner time compare the lunch package. and he said if you ship at noon we Will have time to see alkapa. However the time for lunch and dinner written same in the brochure

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February 15, 2020

Pretty much lived to the expectations. We had our cruise to the farm, where we first got invited to sit down for the buffet dinner with plenty of choices and then we were invited to a stage nearby where we had a farm show featuring sheep and dogs. It was really nice overall, but I wished we had more time to spend at the farm. After the show with the sheep, we barely walked through the rest of the farm on our own to see Alpacas and cows for like 5-7 minutes before we got called to go back to the boat. Most of the visitors didn't even get to see the other animals as they spent those 5-7 minutes in the gift shop near the show stage.

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January 5, 2020

Very well organised and the quality of food was very good. Exceeded our expectations for mass catering.

March 14, 2020

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Product ID: 129952