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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

From US$53.10
  • A unique experience just outside of Queenstown
  • Maritime history buffs will love the lake cruise on a vintage steamer
  • Visit farm animals and try sheep-shearing and wool-spinning
Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
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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 at a Colonel’s Homestead, and explore a working farmyard, where you can even try your hand at wool-spinning and sheep-shearing.
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 to the Walter Peak High Country Farm, head to the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant for 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. After some expert demonstrations, try your hand at sheep-shearing and wool-spinning.

Get back on the boat for the journey back to Queenstown, and get dropped off at the wharf.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day wonderful experience

The travel on the TSS earnslaw is something not to be missed. Stunning scenery and the sheep station is beautiful. We had a lovely young lady Simone give us a sheep shearing demonstration and her working dog went up a mountain and gently herded a...More

Thank sandrabest
Reviewed 1 week ago
Worst Experience

if you are interested in getting trapped with 300 people on a boat, and have the boat trip cancelled 30 minutes after it is supposed to depart, and get told it is an engine issue when the crew didn't turn up, you should choose this...More

Thank Haihan h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Spoilt by tour groups

I have done this trip in the past and really enjoyed the piano music in the bow of the boat, however on this trip I could not hear it due to the disrespectful behavior of Chinese tour groups who shouted very loudly for the whole...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful afternoon - be sure to book the BBQ lunch at the farm!

We enjoyed the ride on the TSS Earnslaw out to the farm as well as the farm presentations of sheep shearing and herding of the sheep by the dogs. Those doing the presentations did a great job and it was neat to see both the...More

Thank Wanderlust34212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic experience

My husband and I went there for the farm tour Earnslaw trip yesterday. We had a fantastic time with a sheep shearing demonstration and sheep dogs. Great facilities, knowledgeable guides and nice morning tea. It was fun feeding the animals. The only downside was the...More

Thank Lyn C
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