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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

  • 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
From US$52.27
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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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1 - 5 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Fabulous Food @Colonel's Homestead Restaurant...

I had to give prominence to the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant because it was the highlight of our tour and cruise! My hubby, my nephew and my best friend are foodies and they, the rest of us along with them, gave the gourmet BBQ dishes of...More

Thank bo-vwayazh
Reviewed 27 May 2018
Great Set-Up with Great Food

We went on the dinner cruise across on the Earnslaw. Great trip across with fantastic scenery. Our gourmet dinner had great range of seafoods, BBQ meats and selection of salads and vegetables. Food was great only but! was the vegetables werent the warmest, but in...More

1  Thank RabnDazz
Reviewed 12 May 2018
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

1  Thank sandrabest
Reviewed 10 May 2018
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

5  Thank Haihan h
Reviewed 28 April 2018 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
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2 June 2018|
Response from Lyn C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think now that the boat is out of the water to get cleaned so it might not be possible this month.