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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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Tour snapshot
Experience life in a former era with a vintage steamer cruise and farm tour
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
100
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    100
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Travelers wanting a magical experience in Queenstown need look no further than this comprehensive tour. Relive the elegance of a different era by cruising Lake Wakatipu on the TSS "Earnslaw"—one of the only remaining commercial coal-fired steamers operating in the southern hemisphere—and follow it by feasting on a lakeside BBQ banquet. The memorable evening concludes with a farm tour and sheepshearing demonstration.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Ride one of the only steamers still operating in the southern hemisphere
  • Ideal for travelers looking for a unique romantic experience
  • Don’t stress about dinner after the cruise—its included with this tour
What to expect
Your evening begins at the Steamer Wharf in Queenstown, where you board the vintage TSS "Earnslaw" for a scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Cross the lake while learning about the region and its history from your guide’s live commentary. While on the water, soak in views of the Remarkables mountain range.  Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, settle in for a buffet feast replete with seafood and meat barbecued on an outdoor grill. Your meal includes a New Zealand cheeseboard, antipasti, desserts, and coffee and tea.  After dinner, you're treated to a sheepdog show and a sheep-shearing demonstration. Enjoy free time for a drink or two at the bar (own expense) before heading back on the steamer for the journey back to Queenstown.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ride one of the only steamers still operating in the southern hemisphere
  • Ideal for travelers looking for a unique romantic experience
  • Don’t stress about dinner after the cruise—its included with this tour
What to expect
Your evening begins at the Steamer Wharf in Queenstown, where you board the vintage TSS "Earnslaw" for a scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Cross the lake while learning about the region and its history from your guide’s live commentary. While on the water, soak in views of the Remarkables mountain range.  Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, settle in for a buffet feast replete with seafood and meat barbecued on an outdoor grill. Your meal includes a New Zealand cheeseboard, antipasti, desserts, and coffee and tea.  After dinner, you're treated to a sheepdog show and a sheep-shearing demonstration. Enjoy free time for 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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Call the number below and use the product code: 2264RJ506
Important information
Inclusions
  • BBQ buffet dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Farm Show
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wakatipu
  • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
  • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure to check in.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Interpretation handouts: German, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Inclusions
  • BBQ buffet dinner
  • Live commentary on board
  • Round-trip cruise
  • Farm Show
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wakatipu
  • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
  • Entry/Admission - Queenstown
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure to check in.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Interpretation handouts: German, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    88 Beach Street
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure to check in.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Wakatipu
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Walter Peak Station Wharf
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jean Allen
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions
We took the 4pm round trip cruise on the Earnslaw including dog show and buffet dinner across the lake. It was such a great experience. Ever aspect of the experience was great and the dinner was amazing. The staff at the homestead where we had dinner were so helpful, attentive and accommodating. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone regardless of age.
Written 16 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alison L
Wellington, New Zealand52 contributions
Bring your appetite and your camera. Delicious sights and offerings from start to finish. The BBQ lunch is elegant and filling. Steamliner really captures the imagination. Highlight of our holiday and we'll worth the investment.
Written 28 April 2021
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Lord MacDuff
Aberdeen, UK664 contributions
Feb 2020
We were staying slightly out of town but managed to get free parking quite easily and walk a short distance to the quayside. The TSS Earnslaw is a beautiful old steam ship and being able to see into the engine room with the stokers working away was fascinating. There was no rush to get off on arrival as tables were preallocated for dinner. Dinner is a buffet and there is ample salad, fish, shell fish and BBQ meat to satisfy everyone (and they were still putting more food out…). They do 2 buffets a day I believe so the whole operation is very slick and efficient. After dinner there is a chance for a wonder around and then we moved to a small amphitheatre where there is a sheep shearing demonstration and riveting sheep dog demonstration. Then it’s back to the boat and if you move to the lower deck in the stern, there is a piano player who leads a communal singalong. All very good for the money and highly recommended!
Written 24 March 2020
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Kia Ora. Thank you for your detailed review which we're sure will prove helpful for others planning to visit Queenstown. The catering team at Walter Peak do a fantastic job and it's great to hear you enjoyed the dining experience and recommend this trip so highly. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
Written 19 April 2020
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Nigel
London, UK6 contributions
Feb 2020
The steam trip from Queenstown to Walter Peak was very enjoyable. You are able to see the engine running and the men stoking the fires. In the passenger area there was a pianist playing the grand piano although we sat outside because the weather was so good so did not actually listen.
Dinner at Walter Peak was excellent. The choice of seafood execellent and the BBQ choice of meet great. The lamb, beef and pork were all superb.
I was also surprised how good and interesting the sheep shearing and dog handling was.
We were blessed with excellent weather so we could sit outside and enjoy Walter Peak at its best.
Written 20 February 2020
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Karen Cash
Centennial, CO1 contribution
Mar 2020
Cruising Lake Wakatipu upon the only working coal run steam powered ship through unparalleled vistas to a gourmet BBQ dinner at Walter Peak’s Homestead Restaurant, amazing . Sheep shearing and sheep dog herding demonstrations, amazing. Watching the engines working , the fires being stoked and listening to them run efficiently and quietly as childhood memories of riding steam trains come prominently to mind and being right in the engine room ...priceless !!!! Thank you TSS Earnslaw.
Written 14 March 2020
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Kia Ora. The TSS Earnslaw sounds like it was definitely the right mode of transport for you and kept you entertained - she's very special. Thank you for your feedback, it's great to hear you enjoyed everything from the sheep shearing and sheep dog demonstration, to the dinner and views. We hope the rest of your visit to the region is just as memorable and you have the opportunity to visit us again one day soon. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.
Written 16 March 2020
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51barry
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
If visiting Queenstown there us one unmissable treat you must do. The cruise and dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm. The pleasure starts on the 1912 coal fired steamer the TSS Earlslaw that brings you across the lake in about 35 minutes to a beautifully restored house that houses the buffet restaurant.
An amazing array of fabulous food awaits. After gorging on the goodies here is a sheep shearing and sheep dog experience followed by the return cruise to Queenstown. A magic evening.
Written 18 January 2020
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Cheryl P
Tuckerton, NJ224 contributions
Feb 2020
We enjoyed a terrific BBQ at Walter Peak Station. The food was abundant, delicious and plentiful so you could go back for second but leave room for dessert. We thoroughly enjoyed the sheep shearing and sheep dog demonstration, too!
Written 15 March 2020
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ceri t
Jersey, UK106 contributions
Mar 2020
16:00 start. Fabulous old steam ship, fascinating watching the guys in the engine room, I wouldn’t like to be the stoker as he worked hard. Stunning old colonial house for the BBQ meal. Meal was excellent and plenty of choice. Sheep shearing demo and one man and his dog impressive. All in all a good 3.5 hrs. Possibly a little pricey
Written 17 March 2020
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Dawn Scheller
Jinju, South Korea4 contributions
Jan 2020
This was our second time taking this tour we love it so much. The TSS Earnslaw is a picture worthy, beautiful old vintage steamship. The scenery across Lake Wakatipu is breathtaking. When you approach Walter Peak High Country Farm have your cameras ready. The resturant is lovely, approached by blue water, surrounded by gardens with the mountains in the backdrop. The staff was standing outside the beautiful resturant waving at the ship as it approached. Beef, pork, chicken, lamb, fish, shrimp, oysters and venison to chose from. A cheeses, dried meats and bread board loaded with olives and assorted crackers. Grilled vegetables, corn on the cob, 2 types of potatoes. A wide selection of desserts, wines and beers. After your dinner walk around the gorgeous gardens and sit it on the sheep sheering and working dog demonstration. It’s a wonderful tour and I highly recommend it.
Written 6 January 2020
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dbt1967
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions
Highly recommend this tour!

The scenery from this gorgeous old boat is spectacular and once you arrive at Walter Peak country farm, you are given a very warm welcome by everyone. The dinner was outstanding, so many food options to select from and of a very high standard.

This tour definitely exceeded my expectations, thanks for a great time
Written 28 November 2021
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tikkanumber1
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Happy Travellers
The Earnslaw trip highly recommended and the BBQ at Walter Peak Station a must do well worth every $$$. So many ch
Q750SKbriang
Q750SKbriang
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Average
As an older Kiwi it was a bit of a yawn, sheep dog and afternoon tea were good. Saw the price for 2 adults at $166
Lienyle_6288
Lienyle_6288
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Too much noise
I thought I could sit back, relax and enjoy the view but it was the opposite. Children running around and loud, rad
Graham S
Graham S
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BBQ banquet + sheep dogs + highland cattle +magical scenery + cruise on historic Steamer Earnslaw.
Totally exceeded my expectations, partly because the BBQ lunch was of such a high quality, the food & range was ban
CindyM1106
CindyM1106
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Absolute must do
This trip came highly recommended and I could not agree more! Such an amazing experience sailing, super smooth. Bea
Ali C
Ali C
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A must do in Queenstown
Oh this was brilliant. The cafe on board is better than most cafes in Queenstown (well-priced too), stunning views
X9194SZheatherg
X9194SZheatherg
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Excellent
A lovely smooth trip out on the Earnslaw, the BBQ buffet lunch couldn’t fault, we didn’t need dinner that night.
andzcuison
andzcuison
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sensational cruise lunch farm
went with my family for bbq lunch amazing day with spectacular views, with matching music on board the ship. gre
KazB734
KazB734
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Nice tour with family
Pity weather wasn’t the greatest on the day we went. Couldn’t really understand the person speaking as it was mumbl
DayTrip37262414210
DayTrip37262414210
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All good
The cruise was epic. The BBQ on the island was amazing. All the staff were nice and friendly. The Japanese lady at
Discover00269553040
Discover00269553040
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World Class right here in NZ!
We participated in the Saturday night trip on the Earnslaw, with fantastic hospitality from Brian. The Gourmet Din
Janene878
Janene878
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Amazing cruise
Amazing views and a great experience being on a steamer. I now wish that I had booked to drop of at Walter Peak St
902corinneg
902corinneg
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A wonderful afternoon
I absolutely loved this activity- the steam ship was great, the horse trek was by far the stand out part. I haven’t
Excursion147689
Excursion147689
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Definitely recommend
Loved every part of it. The ernslaw was an awesome experience and the lunch at Walter peak was amazing. The best bu
kylee2607
kylee2607
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Awesome experience
Awesome experience even in rainy weather definitely worth doing. We had a really great day. Lovely staff, very fr
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