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Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries

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Address: St Omer Wharf, | 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1137
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
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Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the...

Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the towering Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and the Frankton Arm. The Queenstown Lake Cruise focuses on the history, local legends and stunning vistas. Be greeted in Maori and enjoy the 'sound of silence' at Kelvin Heights, five main photo stops and two 360 degree turns for uninterrupted views. This cruise also includes free admission to the Queenstown Underwater observatory and complimentary tea & coffee.

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US$ 54.00*
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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour
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Lake Wakatipu Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

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such a great trip! was greeted by super friendly staff at the Southern Discoveries centre. Rode from Mt Nicholas to Walter Peak, they give you 90 mins to do it in which is plenty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

such a great trip! was greeted by super friendly staff at the Southern Discoveries centre. Rode from Mt Nicholas to Walter Peak, they give you 90 mins to do it in which is plenty of time (including stopping for pictures along the way) lovely BBQ lunch at the farm, sit outside if the weather is nice. rewarded ourselves with a... More 

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Roseville, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on cruise as alternative activity because it was raining. Commentary was good, but too much time was spent in the canal area. Would have been better on nicer day. Wish it was shorter.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Southern discoveries were an excellent company to do this with. Very helpful in the office and pleasant on the boat. The boat was modern and comfortable. Plenty viewing space outside and seats inside. The commentary was 'live' and entertaining. This boat went further up the lake than some other trips

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the 11am cruise on Saturday and there wasn't many people on board. Such a shame, however good for those that were on board ie very spacious & peaceful, etc. The staff were pleasant. Wish it was a sunny and hot day. It was a little cool sitting outside on the deck. Two of the bean bags need topping... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cruising the Lake Wakatipu waters was a relaxing experience, with unimaginable beauty all around. The Captain was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a nice orientation to the surrounding islands, mountains and waters of Queenstown.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome boat and relaxing trip enjoying the sights that Queenstown lakes have to offer. Captain allowed you to visit him and the boat has a comfortable downstairs deck and upstairs deck is open. Great for getting those pictures of the local scenery.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the short 1 hour 15 minute cruise on the lake and it was very enjoyable and good value for 29 dollars. I was glad I had a fleece with me as it was a bit breezy.

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Columbia, SC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It was a little cold for the late summer & they cut the 2-hr trip about 45 minutes short, so we didn't quite get the full experience. It was hard to hear the captain over the speakers when we were moving, so we missed out on a lot of the info he was sharing. The Milford Sound cruise was much... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I booked the cruise and farm visit combo which looked interesting and value for money. We had I vestigated other options I cluding the Dart River jet boat and forest walk but decided against this when told it would set us back NZ $249 each for a three hour trip. It might be good but frankly it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome mini cruise on the Lake. Complimentary hot drinks , interesting farm tour at Mount Nic Station with nice lunch to follow. Best of all though were the friendly staff , both on the boat and at the farm. Our 2 young children even had the opportunity to chat to the Skipper who answered all their questions with a smile... More 

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