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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea provided by Real Journeys

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
4.5
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from $95.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
A note from TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
Government regulations strictly adhered to. Covid Tracing App QR Code displayed- for those not using the app there is a paper sign-in sheet.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
This Walter Peak farm tour and vintage-ship cruise is ideal for travelers who would like to spend a few hours outside of Queenstown without traveling too far. Combine a variety of magical experiences in one trip: take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on a classic steamer, stop for tea, and explore a working farmyard, where you can watch a sheep-shearing demonstration.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, 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
A unique experience just outside of Queenstown
Maritime history buffs will love the lake cruise on a vintage steamer
Take a guided walking tour of the farmyard with our rural host, view a live demonstration of the farming lifestyle and enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea.
Spend a low-key morning or afternoon outdoors
What to expect
Your scenic cruise by vintage ship begins at the steamer wharf in Queenstown, where you board the TSS Earnslaw—one of the only passenger-carrying steamships in the southern hemisphere—for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu. An onboard pianist plays old tunes during the journey. Check out the ship's original steam engines or the historical displays. Upon arrival at the Walter Peak High Country Farm, enjoy tea and homemade snacks or baked goods. Wander through the lakeside gardens and head to the farmyard for a tour. See resident sheep, cattle, deer, and goats, as well as a sheep-dog demonstration. Get back on the boat for the journey back to Queenstown, and get dropped off at the wharf.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2264RJ501
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Cruise on the steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak • Farm tour at Walter Peak Homestead • Afternoon tea • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in.
Inclusions
Cruise on the steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak • Farm tour at Walter Peak Homestead • Afternoon tea • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Departure details
88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    88 Beach Street
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Lake Wakatipu
    Stop: 3 hours
    Travel across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm and return.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    88 Beach Street
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in.
    See address & details
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M0xie4
Auckland, New Zealand107 contributions
A 'Must Do' in Queenstown
Apr 2021
It's the best way to see the lake, so many stunning vistas. Plus it's nice to take in Queenstown on a non adrenalin activity! Great to be able to see the workings of the boat downstairs too.
Lovely wee walk around the farm with Al at Walter Peake station, meeting the animals, learning about Kim the farm dog's work, and also a lovely afternoon tea.
A definite 'must do' for all age groups.
Written 1 May 2021
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jorgmummyrox
64 contributions
Very good family fun!
Mar 2021 • Family
What a near experience the ship is classy and such a treat. The farm tour with the very good looking farmer is very touristy but that's what it caters for and its a bit of fun. The high tea is just perfection. Not a cheap afternoon but worth every cent thanks a lot!
Written 3 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DanfromNZ
Invercargill, New Zealand57 contributions
Great way to have a relaxed afternoon
My partner and I went on the Earnslaw and tacked on the Farm Experience. Real Journeys run a smooth operation. We enjoyed the experience. Afternoon tea was really good. This would be a great thing to do if your in Queenstown with your children.
Written 8 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

eleanor s
13 contributions
TSS Earnslaw cruise and bbq at Walter's Peak
Wow wow wow spectacular boat trip and the food was devine.
Waiting staff waved to everyone as we docked..love it
Written 18 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cybertrav
New Zealand418 contributions
An excellent afternoon
Dec 2020
With New Zealand's borders closed due to Covid-19 our fully-booked trip to Walter Peak on the TSS Earnslaw was with mostly other Kiwis. It was a great trip but some of the passengers had to be told three times by the captain to keep their pre-school children away from the railings to prevent them going overboard. Maybe they did't understand English but the captain was understandably getting pretty exasperated by the end of the trip.
At Walter Peak Station we enjoyed an animal feeding tour, afternoon tea and a sheep herding demonstration with the host, Peter, who gave an interesting commentary and had a great sense of humour. Just as he predicted, we learned a few new things despite having been on farms before. The afternoon tea was lovely with various delicious teacakes, scones with cream and jam along with tea and coffee.
It was a great afternoon and well worth the trip.
Written 3 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michelle R
75 contributions
Beautiful.
Nov 2020 • Solo
What an awesome experience. The boat trip was fantastic, informative and relaxing. There were options for food & drink and the opportunity to see below deck and the captain's bridge. Outside had the most amazing photo opportunities.
Walter Peak was astounding. The farm tour was an added extra. The children on the tour young and old were enthralled with the animals and chance to feed a lamb a bottle or an alpaca some grain. Rounding up the sheep was obviously wonderful for those who have not witnessed it before, lots of awe and fascination and laughter, when the sherp didn't cooperate!
What an amazing place, so much beauty, peace and wonder. It was nice just to wonder around and take in the scenery.
The gift shop had lots of lovely product for all budgets.
Afternoon tea was delicious with options for gluten free and dairy free
Written 4 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tinkie12
Invercargill, New Zealand45 contributions
Wonderful Day Out
Sep 2020
Wonderful day out. Right from the start this was a treat. The views on the Earnslaw on the trip out were just gorgeous. Arriving at the farm we were greeted by a super host who took us to a sheep dog demonstration and then a wander around the farm. My children loved feeding the animals and as our group was quite small (due to Covid probably) we got a small, personal experience. The afternoon was delicious and served at the table like a 'high tea'. I just loved it. Walter Peak is a beautiful spot. It is a pricey day out, but we felt it was worth it.
Written 29 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

horseymum_11
Cirencester, UK827 contributions
Enjoyable tour
Mar 2020
Enjoyable trip over to the Farm on the TSS 'Earnslaw' - plenty of room (due to Covid 19 travel restrictions from Asia, we were told) and it was fascinating to see the workings of the steam engine driving the ship. Upon disembarking, just a short walk to the sheep shearing and sheepdog display, which was interesting, especially if you hadn't seen it done before,
Followed by afternoon tea . Weather was beautiful so we ended our time with a wander around the gardens, relaxing before the Earnslaw arrived to take us back to Queenstown.
Written 18 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jase8047
Rockhampton, Australia22 contributions
Fun for everyone
Had a great morning out visiting the farm. The boat ride was relaxing and the farm tour was enjoyable. Morning tea was provided with an assortment of cakes, slices and scones.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kia Ora. It's great to hear you were impressed with the cruise and farm show at Walter Peak High Country Farm and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys
Written 8 March 2020
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worldtripper2013
Monster, The Netherlands247 contributions
Fun
If you like old steam boat engines you’re in the right place it is fun to take this to her and if you can’t come back you can sing along with a lot of songs dinner is amazing must do tour
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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