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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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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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Scenic trip up the lake

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... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 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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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Thank Robin S
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Did this on our first day arriving in Queenstown and it was a great way to get an introduction on Queenstown while enjoying the sunshine. You will get wet at the start though. The captain was knowledgeable and friendly. You get free tea, coffee and hot chocolate also.

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A great half days adventure. Loved the boat trip great skipper with a dry wit... lovely scenery and lots to listen to on the way across the lake The drop off at first station was easy the biking was a bit rolling with a few little hills 14 km. Great views all along the ride. To a superb little restaurant... More 

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