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Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises

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88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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US$ 93.79*
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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US$ 61.32*
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Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch
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US$ 43.29*
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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
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Cruise on Queenstown's iconic vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw. Relax on board and admire the stunning alpine scenery whilst you cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Explore the decks, view the engine room, watch the stokers in action or purchase delicious snacks/ drinks from the Promenade Cafe. Real Journeys also operates Walter Peak Farm Tours, Gourmet Barbecue Lunch or Dinner, Horse Treks and Guided Cycling, all of which include a return cruise.
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“sheep shearing” (251 reviews)
“walter peak” (292 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the cruise and the bbq option really good day out food was awesome one of not the best bbq feeds I have eaten and you can eat as much as you like just keep going back facilities are spotless staff are great both...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Something I hadn't really considered doing before, I thought an old steam boat around the lake didn't really tickle my fancy, but, I ended up doing it when my parents came to stay. We did the evening meal out at farm below Walter's Peak and...More

Thank Rosietovey
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I booked onto the TSS Earnslaw for the 6-10 pm evening cruise, gourmet BBQ dinner, and farm show (NZ$ 130 pp). After boarding the fantastic steam ship as the weather was great we headed to the front outside deck and got a...More

Thank Nick_P1290
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would pass on this one unless I had plenty of time. The ride is very relaxing and the demonstrations on shearing the sheep as well as the different kinds of sheep were very interesting, but I was raised on a sheep ranch in the...More

Thank 627raeda
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there and thanks for the review. We're pleased to see you enjoyed how relaxing the cruise on Lake Wakatipu is and also how interesting the farm tour was, even if it was quite similar to what you had grown up with. Hopefully you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I have just returned and now we want to go again :) The voyage was smooth, the scenery stunning and being able to see some of the inner workings in the boiler room fascinated my son. The sing along on the return...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did an evening cruise so we set of in the daylight and returned to the twinkling lights of Queenstown. We loved the old Steamship, she has such a history and is so different to many of the adrenaline things to do in Queenstown. The...More

Thank Pen528
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the 24th Sep me and my partner took a journey on the Earslaw. We really enjoyed the ride then the buffet dinner. There was such a nice atmosphere. After having a dinner my boyfriend proposed to me. I still can't believe it. I said...More

Thank Eloise O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to do the extended trip with a BBQ lunch and was not disappointed. The trip down is about 45 minutes and the lunch (all you can eat) was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the historic workings of the 1912 steamship and being able to watch the...More

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the TSS Earnslaw lunch cruise as a family of 5 with kids aged between 8 and 12. The trip over was just the right length of time for us to relax, enjoy the view and explore the ship. The kids particularly enjoyed...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the trip are absolutely beautiful and the ship itself has been well looked after. The trip to the farm was definitely less enjoyable because of the amount of people that are crammed on the ship, however, the trip back (if you go...More

Thank 501kathyp
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kathy, thanks for taking the time to post this feedback. We are disappointed to read that your experience did not live up to expectations on this occasion. I have followed up with the team directly in relation to your comments and can assure you...More

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Evon F
14 February 2017|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi Evon F We definitely recommend booking, with certain times of the year being quite busy on board. Generally you can book on the day however if you want to guarantee a space you should definitely plan ahead. We have a... More
11 October 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi there, Just to confirm that the piano player is scheduled on all the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise departures. So, if you are booking the Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch (or the Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner... More
4 August 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
The TSS Earnslaw has a café on board where a variety of refreshments and snacks are available to purchase during the return cruise. This option does NOT disembark at Walter Peak. However if you are wanting afternoon tea... More