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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

From US$102,70
  • Relive the elegance of a former era with a vintage steamer cruise and farm tour
  • Ride on one of the only remaining steamers in operation in the southern hemisphere
  • Ideal for travelers looking for a unique romantic experience
Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
From US$102,71
The TSS Earnslaw is one of the only remaining commercial coal-fired steamers operating in the southern hemisphere. Relive the elegance of a different era by cruising Lake Wakatipu on the Earnslaw, and follow it by feasting on a lakeside BBQ banquet. Continue the magic of the evening with a farm tour and sheep shearing demonstration. Travelers looking for a magical experience in Queenstown will probably have to look no further.
What to Expect
Your evening begins at the Steamer Wharf in Queenstown, where you board the TSS Earnslaw—one of the only coal-powered steamers operating in the southern hemisphere—for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

Cross the lake while a guide gives live commentary. Take advantage of the time spent on the water to soak in views of The Remarkables mountain range.

Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, settle in for a buffet feast with seafood and meat barbecued on an outdoor grill. Your meal includes a New Zealand cheeseboard, antipasti, desserts, and coffee and tea. A pianist plays; an open fire burns on cooler nights.

After dinner, take a walking tour of the farm which includes a sheepdog show and a sheep shearing demonstration.

You can have a drink or two at the bar (own expense) before heading back on the steamer for the journey back to Queenstown.
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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago
Delightful and would do again

We went on the TSS Earnshaw steamship cruised up to the homestead for dinner. Large range of buffet food. The deserts were so yummy.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Good evening

We had a good crossing, although it rained all night. The staff aboard, at the office and at the restaurant were helpful. We enjoyed the singalong on the return journey.

Thank YLisette
Reviewed 21 March 2018
Excellent cruise and buffet, and interesting sheep-shearing demonstration

This is not normally our kind of thing, but it was included in a tour we were doing and it turned out to be excellent. The TSS Earnslaw, was launched in the same year as the Titanic (1912) and is in beautiful condition. The buffet...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 9 March 2018
History afloat

It was a real joy to be able to sail on the last steam powered (coal) vessel in the southern hemisphere. The TSS Earnslaw is such a vessel. We could wander around the ship, tour the engine room area, and enjoy snacks aboard. It took...More

2  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 March 2018
Great meal and River trip

Took a Saturday evening cruise via TSS steamship to Walter Park. Since travelling as a married couple sat together witn a great view of the lake. Enjoyable farm demonstration after dinner. Crab seafood was very good aling with roast meal. Eat as much as you...More

Thank Timothy G
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