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Million Dollar Cruise

  • Cruise around Lake Wakatipu
  • Affordable boat tour with great photo ops
  • See more of Queenstown’s surroundings
Million Dollar Cruise
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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.

What to Expect
  • Million Dollar Lake Cruise will take you to the most interesting parts of Lake Wakatipu
  • You will see more mountains, scenery and sights of Queenstown from the Lake
  • Get to see stunning lakeside homes, a historic dam, willow islands, trout and rare birds
  • Hear a world-renowned commentary from local experts
  • Find out intriguing local stories, facts and history
  • 90% calm water cruise
  • We take you right to the end of the Lake
  • Gorgeous immaculate heated launch
  • Relax with a beer or wine from the bar
  • Ideal for all age groups. This is an activity that families, couples, independent travelers and even the ‘more mature’ clients can enjoy!
  • All nationalities are welcome (Mandarin audio commentary available)
  • Excellent photo opportunities
  • Local Kiwi family owned and operated
  • One of the most affordable Queenstown activities available
  • TripAdvisor Hall of Fame/Certificate of Excellence Winner for 7 years in a row.
Reviews (30)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
A relaxing cruise along Lake Wakatipu.

My husband and I took this enjoyable cruise on a clear Sunday morning. Thank you Captain Eddie for the memorable experience. It was very interesting to hear so many details about Queenstown's history. I even got a turn at the wheel:)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathee M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A pleasant cruise up the lake & back.

Four of us took the cruise up the Frankton Arm & back to Queenstown. A very good informative cruise by the son of the owner. Plenty of information given and phot opportunities. Even got a bit of a drive of the boat. Very enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Warren Pat S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Honeymoon feels completed

Just got off the Million dollar cruise. Thank you so much Eddie for the memorable ride, loved knowing more about our surroundings, was relaxing, funny and learnt alot, I enjoyed every single minute of it. Would definitly do it again and recommend it to family...More

Thank PaiaRameka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Breath-taking and relaxing in a town full of adrenaline

A solo trip while the others were getting their adrenaline fix. We had excellent weather and after much rain set off on a high but was not expecting the amazing beauty and expansive of this lake surrounded by snow capped mountains. I remained on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HettyXX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Budget friendly family fun

Queenstown was to be our challenge travelling on a tight budget. Really wanted to cruise a lake somewhere in N.Z. within our budget. Luckily we were strolling along the waters edge looking at the variety of entertainment on offer when Million Dollar Cruises took our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer P
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