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Walter Peak Evening Dining Excursions - Real Journeys

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Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street,, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Join us for an evening at the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant. Begin with a lake cruise on the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Sample an array of New Zealand and local produce; succulent meats cooked on the outdoor rotisserie or grill; a selection of delicious vegetables and salads. Finish your meal with our homemade desserts and New Zealand cheeses. After dinner, join the entertaining farm demonstration at the Woolshed, then board the TSS Earnslaw for its return cruise across Lake Wakatipu. Departs: Queenstown.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
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“dinner cruise” (31 reviews)
“sheep shearing” (77 reviews)
“bbq dinner” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Real Journeys Visitor Centre | Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street,, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Reviewed 5 days ago

You might ask yourself, "do I really want to go to watch sheep shearing in the rain?" The answer is "YES!" Started with a unique ride from Queenstown Marina across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship, to the dock at Walter Peak...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I decided to do the dinner cruise on the beautiful tts earnslaw boat. Such smooth vessels, great viewing and photo shots to be had, pleasant surprise to have a piano being played on the way over to Walter peak station. ANd then, WOW...More

Thank Jules J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful cruise on the Lady of the Lake over to Walker Peak station was a highlight in itself. The evening buffet was the icing on the cake - one of our best dining experiences in Queenstown! The sheep show is always worth watching and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyable cruise across lake wakatipu on the earnslaw arrived at the station [ large number of tourists got off ] walked up the hill for the sheep shearing demonstration , down the hill for the sheep dogs rounding up the sheep into the pen ,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, it’s a very touristy thing to do - but they do it so well. The Earnslaw is beautiful and we loved the cruise across the lake. We met some lovely people. The homestead is gorgeous, having been remodeled inside since our last trip. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many good things to say about this place. The BBQ meal provided was top of the range meats cooked to perfection. Also other choices of food in the buffet was amazing. It truly is some of the best food I've ever seen...More

Thank thirtyfour
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Walter Peak Evening Dining Excursions - Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there and thanks for the five star review. We're delighted to see how much you enjoyed the delicious gourmet BBQ. The meats and treats are sooo good! Hopefully the rest of your time in Queenstown was just as good. Kind regards, the team at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the cruise across Lake Wakitipu on the TSS Earnslaw to visit the Walter Peak Farm, where we did the electric trail bike tour, watched the sheep shearing and herding demonstrations, and then had the BBQ lunch. The food was far beyond our expectations...More

Thank Kathleen S
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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Walter Peak Evening Dining Excursions - Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Kathleen, thanks for the amazing review. We are delighted to see how highly you rated your experience at Walter Peak. The electric farm bikes are so much fun and the food afterwards is always amazing! Kind regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we arrived at the sheep station on the steamship Earnslaw, a number of the staff stood outside and waved to us! This was a nice touch, and it felt welcoming. The number of people disembarking for dinner was very large, and I wondered how...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sailed across the lake on the TSS Earnslaw you could visit the engine room during the journey. We arrived at the ranch where we saw a sheep being sheared and collies herding sheep. Afterwards we had a gourmet BBQ lunch which I felt was...More

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Walter Peak Evening Dining Excursions - Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora Herb and thanks for taking the time to post this review. We're pleased to see how much you enjoyed this trip to Walter Peak. Kind regards, the team at Real Journeys.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 10:00am trip which was a lovely ride across Lake Wiatipu. The sheep shearing and collie dog herding demonstration was informative. There are lovely farm areas and gorgeous flower landscaping to enjoy. The BBQ brunch is amazing with pork, delicious beef, lamb, chicken,...More

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Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Walter Peak Evening Dining Excursions - Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Ora and thanks for the review. We're thrilled to see how highly you rated all aspects of this trip - the boat, the farm demonstration, enjoying the beautiful landscaped gardens, the delicious BBQ through to the sing along with the pianist on the way...More

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lbclaura
January 6, 2018|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi there, the BBQ is buffet style and has no entrees as such. There are a variety of salads, cheeses, breads and vegetables available although it is definitely has a focus on meat dishes for the mains. There are numerous... More
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ReklawP62
April 3, 2016|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Yes, you are right, the Walter Peak Horse Treks finish at the end of April and then restart after winter in October. There is a link on this TripAdvisor page which takes you to our website, where you can navigate to more... More
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