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

TSS Earnslaw: 1.5-Hour Cruise From Queenstown

Product ID: 181334
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Climb aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage Edwardian steamship, for a relaxing 1.5-hour cruise. Watch the stokers feed the coal fires, explore the historic vessel, and enjoy stunning mountain views.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Booklets
Spanish, Thai, Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sail aboard the historic, coal-powered TSS Earnslaw on a 1.5-hour cruise
  • Admire spectacular alpine scenery from the vantage point of the lake's waters
  • Explore the engine room below decks where stokers feed the roaring coal fire
  • Discover a fascinating collection of historical photos in the small onboard museum
Full description
Join the TSS Earnslaw for a 1.5-hour cruise across Lake Wakatipu. Admire spectacular alpine scenery and enjoy plenty of time to explore a piece of living history. Listen to engaging commentary from your experienced captain who will highlight points of interest throughout your cruise.

Make your way to Steamer Wharf at Queenstown’s waterfront. Climb aboard the oldest working coal-fired passenger steamship in the southern hemisphere and feel free to explore! View the collection of historical photos in the small onboard museum and check out the skipper’s wheelhouse. Visit the engine room to feel the heat of the giant steam engines at work and see the stokers shovel coal into the glowing fireboxes. 

Soak in the dramatic mountain views surrounding Lake Wakatipu and relax at the cafe where you can enjoy a wine or beer and snacks are also available for purchase. 
Includes
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown

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Important information
Know before you go
• Your cruise departure time may be different from the one requested. The local operator will confirm your cruise details by email after booking
• Suitable for all ages
• Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
• Please note that the TSS Earnslaw is undergoing annual maintenance between the 1 June and 5 July 2019. 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
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 20 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.1/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.2/5

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Product ID: 181334