TSS Earnslaw: Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour

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TSS Earnslaw: Cruise and Walter Peak Farm Tour

From US$ 68.84 per person

Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Experience New Zealand's farming lifestyle at the Walter Peak High Country Farm.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Morning tea (tea, coffee, scones, and muffins)
  • Walter Peak Farm tour
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    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 66 reviews

    Review summary

    • Transportation
      4.6 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.6 / 5
    • Safety
      4.9 / 5
    • Service
      4.8 / 5
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    Great journey on the Earnslaw, such a shame that it rained all day. I did try to defer to the next day but this was not very flexible due to less than 24 hours notice. Animal farm was great - would have been more enjoyable on a dry day of course. The afternoon tea was quite average ; old scones & low quality confectionery jam, plus full of sparrows pooping everywhere & eating the food!

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    January 11, 2021

    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

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