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Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

Highlights
  • Vintage steamship cruise across Lake Wakatipu
  • Chef-prepared barbecue lunch with meats, cheeses, salads, and desserts
  • Watch a sheepdog and sheep-shearing demonstration
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Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch
From US$ 70.65
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12pm departure - all year (except survey period) The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 28 May - 15 July 2018, during this period a launch will substitute).
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10am departure - all year (except survey period) The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 28 May - 15 July 2018, during this period a launch will substitute).
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Overview

Cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a barbecue lunch served with spectacular views of the Southern Alps. Take a tour that bundles a scenic trip on a vintage steamship, a meal on the homestead's terrace, and demonstrations of traditional farming skills. The menu showcases local cuisine food from the Central Otago region.

What to Expect

Make your way to a wharf on the Queenstown waterfront to board the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship that’s more than a century old. Check out the engine room to see how the twin-screw propellers are powered, or just enjoy the view from the open deck—bring your camera for panoramic shots of the mountains.

Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, sit down to a barbecue lunch on the terrace. Sample salads, local cheeses, and meats, with the option to add for-fee wine pairings from Central Otago.

Before or after lunch, watch farm show demonstration that includes working sheepdogs and sheep shearing, then board the TSS Earnslaw for the return trip to Queenstown.

Reviews (75)
1 - 5 of 44 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Rainy but beautiful

Lovely day out on the most beautiful boat. The cruise was like going back in time. Everything about the trip is aimed at giving you an authentic day out. The food was absolutely delicious as well. The only thing stopping me going up multiple times...More

Thank Spin65
Reviewed 3 days ago
Exceeded expectations

Decided to do the boat trip and lunch at Walter Peak. Enjoyable trip across lake to Walter Peak. Very relaxing and beautiful scenery. Shearing and dog show - well be honest we were not over keen as have seen plenty in Australia. But we were...More

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 3 days ago
Food and boat trip outstanding!!!

We decided to do this on our last day and do not regret it. Boat trip is beautiful on a boat built in 1912 and driven by a coal fired steam engine. Only one in the southern hemisphere. The gourmet BBQ lunch is amazing at...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 5 days ago
Top Dining Experience of the Trip

I cant speak highly enough of the dining experience, and am struggling to remember a time I wanted to just eat and eat and eat... like this gourmet BBQ lunch. The family of 6 were in full agreement, and let their mouths do the talking...More

Thank Thigster
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora! Thank you for your wonderful recommendation. We are happy to hear you have so many fantastic highlights on your adventure with us. We agree the gourmet BBQ is finger licking good! We do hope saved room for our famous sticky toffee pudding for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great activity despite the rain and cold weather!

Today we went to Walters Peak farm on board TSS Earnslaw steam ship and it was fabulous! The weather was terrible, steady rain and cold temps but the boat was lovely and warm, protected from rain, great coffee on board! The farm had umbrellas to...More

Thank Kelly S
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Kia Ora Kelly, Thanks for a great review. We work hard to ensure that our guests have a great experience and it is reassuring to know you did despite the weather. You don't have to imagine how amazing it would be in great weather, please...More

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Melissa L
11 August 2018|
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Response from GrandTour668188 |
We went in june so it was winter we had a beautiful day if u dont like cold the rug up warm but at the buffet the room was warm
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Feryhd48
7 June 2018|
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Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
Fery, you can take the TSS Earnslaw from downtown Queenstown for a 45 minute boat ride over to Walter Peak. You can choose to have an optional, extra cost BBQ lunch once you're on the island and after the sheep shearing... More
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