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Real Journeys is a family-owned business that has been operating for over 60 years. We offer cruises and tours departing from Queenstown, and in Queenstown.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Beach Street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-249 6000
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We decided to do this on our last day and do not regret it. Boat trip is beautiful on a boat built in 1912 and driven by a coal fired steam engine. Only one in the southern hemisphere. The gourmet BBQ lunch is amazing at...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I cant speak highly enough of the dining experience, and am struggling to remember a time I wanted to just eat and eat and eat... like this gourmet BBQ lunch. The family of 6 were in full agreement, and let their mouths do the talking...More

Thank Thigster
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora! Thank you for your wonderful recommendation. We are happy to hear you have so many fantastic highlights on your adventure with us. We agree the gourmet BBQ is finger licking good! We do hope saved room for our famous sticky toffee pudding for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we went to Walters Peak farm on board TSS Earnslaw steam ship and it was fabulous! The weather was terrible, steady rain and cold temps but the boat was lovely and warm, protected from rain, great coffee on board! The farm had umbrellas to...More

Thank Kelly S
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Kelly, Thanks for a great review. We work hard to ensure that our guests have a great experience and it is reassuring to know you did despite the weather. You don't have to imagine how amazing it would be in great weather, please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

if you want a really nice boat ride up the lake then this is what you need some where local and the staff at Walter Peak was very friendly. we only did the morning tea and sheep demo but was really interesting. really good for...More

Thank Denise B
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Denise, Thanks for the review. Yes the farm tour more specifically feeding the animals is certainly a big hit with the wee ones but like you pointed out the sheep shearing and lovely morning / afternoon tea is quite enjoyable for all guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 2 part cruise with a small coach ride in between was informative and fun. The scenery is breathtaking and the crew of both the boats and coach provide information throughout the tour but not to excess. Absolutely worth doing - free tea and coffee...More

1  Thank CarolHall525
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Carol, Thanks for the 5 star review. We are delighted you experienced this trip with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on board for another trip very soon. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t recommend for this cruise. They sell tickets more than seat’s space on cruise. We have to stand almost 45 mins from town to island.More

Thank klim2013
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your experience. Walter Peak being a very popular activity in Queenstown, at times it can get quite busy. That said, we would like to assure you that we only carry as many passengers as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great opportunity to see the magnificent Doubtful Sound, which is otherwise difficult to access. The tour gave us a glimpse of this beautiful wilderness, with virtually no other competing boat traffic in sight. And the tour was flawlessly run, on a comfortable...More

1  Thank 970rober
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for an incredible review. Doubtful Sound is pretty spectacular and we are happy to have you experience it with us. We hope you can come visit again soon. Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys..

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only bad thing I can say, wish our stay was longer....lunch amazing best I've had so far in Queenstown

Thank Tamlyn S
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks Tamlyn, We are thrilled to hear this was your best lunch is Queenstown. It is a top favourite for us too.Kind Regards - The Team at Real Journeys.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely way to spend the morning & early afternoon. We left Queenstown around 10am and enjoyed a 45 minute cruise across the lake. The farm tour was lovely and I enjoyed the shearing of the sheep show. The BBQ lunch is outstanding - ample...More

Thank LeighK82
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora Leigh! Thanks for a 5 - star review. Being a top attraction in Queenstown, we work hard to ensure we continue to exceed our guest’s expectations in regard to food, service and a glimpse of farm activities. We are happy our team was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did the overnight cruise for Doubtful Sound. It was one of the best parts of my trip to NZ. The boat, that crew, the information, EVERYTHING was just amazing. I stayed in the domitory down on the first deck. It was remarkably clean and...More

1  Thank CookGirl-CA
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia Ora, Thank you for an incredible review. We are happy to hear you have so many fantastic highlights on your adventure with us. Doubtful Sound is pretty spectacular, and we are happy to have you experience it with us. Kind Regards - The Team...More

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Ben W
16 February 2017|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi Ben W Please can you email the reservations team directly. Their details can be found on the main Real Journeys website (unable to post here). The maximum number for this product is 6 persons, however there could be... More
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