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Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries

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Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the towering Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and the Frankton Arm. The Queenstown Lake Cruise focuses on the history, local legends and stunning vistas. Be greeted in Maori and...more
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St Omer Wharf, | 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1137
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have a half day to go out and experience St Nicholas farm, please do it. We had a wonderful time. The cruise was smooth and interactive, with a free hot drink to enjoy on the way. The farm tour experience was great. We...More

Thank lucE C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lovely day and wonderful introduction to a week at Queenstown. Trip was lovely and the commentary was informative. Staff were helpful and would happily do it again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boat was big and had lots of room for us to move around. Lake Wakatipu was stunning. The commentary was infomative and we got to explor the secrect spot - Bobs Cove. We had a great time on the farm and seeing the sheep...More

Thank SandyH2566
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the boat to Mt Nicholas, then the bike to Walters Peak (12ish km) and then a BBQ lunch. Back with the TSS Earnslaw. Very much enjoyed it!

Thank Arnoud v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had family over from Australia and we all went on the cruise. The weather was very cold but had intermittent sun periods. The scenery was enhanced by the clouds and rainbows. The commentary was a bit hit and miss but as a whole I...More

Thank FleurN48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The natural beauty of NZ is breathtaking. This wonderful little cruise on the lake allows one to take in the views, take lots of pictures and enjoy a complimentary tea / coffee / hot chocolate out on the deck surrounded by snow capped peaks. Wonderful,...More

Thank 50_US_States_2011
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had the most beautiful day on the water, so calm and the clear blue skies which gave us the most amazing views and photos. I would highly recommend this trip on the Spirit of Queenstown, it went a lot further up the lake than...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were changed to a smaller boat as the large one apparently was having it’s survey done, although why you would do this in the school holidays makes no sense. This was by far the worst experience we had whilst on holiday in Queenstown. The...More

Thank kjstamford
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on this clean, family friendly and organised boat. We witnessed the most beautiful scenery. The staff were super friendly and accommodating. There were great snacks available as well as hot and cold beverages. The Captain was nice enough to let...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Terrible experience. No information about cruise changed to a charter boat when I booked online. Had young children with us all under the age of 4, and we got a shock that we aren't going for a cruise but on that small boat. Leave aside...More

Thank HeerS19
SouthernDisc, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Hi Heer, We're sorry to hear you did not have a pleasant experience on your scenic cruise. Our regular cruise boat, Spirit of Queenstown, was on annual maintenance so we were running the cruise from a smaller boat. We do our best to communicate this...More

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Response from Doubletee_45 | Reviewed this property |
I believe this tour would still be rewarding and enjoyable, even in the rain (provided the lake waters are calm). You can purchase a snack and a beverage (coffee, tea, mulled wine) and enjoy the views from the comfort of the... More