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Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises

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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...more
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 today via mobile

Fantastic old Steamer a joy to see, well worth a trip on. This is such a well matained ship with gleaming decks and brass work.

Thank fryspro
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an excellent value as well as a great time. The ship gave us a warm view of the lake and the sheep shearing/dog show was informative and interesting. The meal (lunch) was outstanding for both our meat eaters and our vegetarians. Lovely way...More

Thank kellybarone
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the farm cruise and buffet dinner and it was wonderful, if slightly overcrowded. Much better than the buffet at the top of the gondola. Very memorable.

Thank popstarpink
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a little Gem (well not so little) I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Queenstown to do the full cruise including the stop at the farm with afternoon tea. The Steam ship is well maintained and you are free to walk around the...More

Thank 920chrisr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We rode this vintage steam ship to Walter Peak. You can view the place where there is a guy shoveling coal into a fire. The ship has a bar and some food for sale as well as a small museum with pictures and a movie....More

Thank Samiya7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Steamer over to Walter Peak for dinner, the Steamer trip took about 40 minutes and the ship was very interesting with a little museum on the ship and access to view the workings of the ship. The meal was outstanding with the...More

Thank Q2646QEkarenw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous journey. I'd highly recommend including at least the farm tour so that you can give yourself a chance to touch terrain firma (solid ground) and allow your body a break from the sea. Highly recommend trying a meal at the Colonel Homestead, which we...More

Thank ShannaHenson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice time on this boat. Great views and they had nice hot chocolate and pastries. The price is very expensive for what you get which is a crowded boat ride. Take a jacket and beanie as it gets windy on deck.

Thank karleenicole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dinner cruise is amazing. Fabulous food, lovely people, gorgeous views and an insight into sheep farming.

Thank R2002MOsaraha
Reviewed 1 week ago

TSS Earnslaw is a comfortable, well maintained, historic vessel that provides a great cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Beautiful scenery and a leisurely, relaxed pace, all combining to make for a pleasant morning. Some tips: - Get there early to line up for the best seats-...More

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Kévin M
24 April 2018|
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Response from incink | Reviewed this property |
I believe you could do this. They keep the bikes in the lower deck. Contact them direct for details. We paid approx $NZ70 return trip only. One way would be less. Good luck. Sounds exciting 🐑🐑🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️
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