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Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries

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St Omer Wharf, | 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Lake Wakatipu Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
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US$139.46*
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Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise with Buffet Lunch
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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour
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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 enjoy the 'sound of silence' at Kelvin Heights, five main photo stops and two 360 degree turns for uninterrupted views. This cruise also includes free admission to the Queenstown Underwater observatory and complimentary tea & coffee.
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St Omer Wharf, | 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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"mt nicholas"
in 18 reviews
"knowledgeable skipper"
in 3 reviews
"ploughman's lunch"
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"free tea coffee"
in 3 reviews
"clean water"
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"comfortable boat"
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"farm experience"
in 5 reviews
"the upper deck"
in 3 reviews
"mulled wine"
in 4 reviews
"cecil peak"
in 4 reviews
"great trip"
in 7 reviews
"hour trip"
in 3 reviews
"stunning views"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 5 reviews
"great commentary"
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"couple of hours"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed yesterday

Milford sound is incredible and has to be seen to be believed. I cannot fault the team at southern discoveries, the customer support via email was brilliant and was able to make an immediate adjustment to our booking. Paul our tour leader was simply fantastic...More

Thank Darryl K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Southern Discoveries cruise to Mt Nicholas farm is a great way to spend some time in Queenstown and get value for money. The cruise itself is good, going into beautiful Bob's Cove on the way, and being able to see the snow capped mountains up...More

Thank Adelle A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best cycle trail we had ever done in Queenstown! Loved the informative cruise and dramatic scenery from the lake and the land. The 14km ride was easy and relaxing. We both not physically fit but didn't feel stressful at all to finish...More

Thank 令慧 孔
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cruise was a lovely 90 minutes out on the lake! It goes several times a day and the modern stable catamaran has servery for drinks and nibbles. Not only is the scenery lovely but the cockpit of the boat is an open cockpit so...More

Thank Rick W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff. Fantastic price very affordable. Cafe on board and you get a free tea coffee or hot choc

Thank katrinam838
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half the price of some other lake cruises, this one was a gem. The catamaran featured a coffee/tea/snack bar and offered a free tea or coffee to passengers as part of their ticket. Commentary was was intermittent which was nice - it didn't spoil the...More

Thank Mandy G
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We took the 1pm boat trip as a round trip to and from Mt Nicolas station. The trip out was very good, it was a nice day, the view from the upper deck was excellent, and the commentary was good - not too much and...More

Thank R_and_D_NZ
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Great trip picked up from Queenstown by our driver Lou who was excellent we couldn't fault her knowledge of wildlife and anecdotal information of people and places on the way to the sound , also her handling of the 52 seater bus was astonishing I've...More

Thank Shirley S
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This was a little relaxation after our walking. What a fab trip at the bow sitting on bean bags. The world just drifted by with a complimentary cappuccino with a heart on the top ( it is 14th). The views were stunning, an informed commentary...More

Thank jcurl2015
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Very happy we included this cruise even after doing the Milford Sound cruise. The scenery was outstandingly beautiful. The live commentary was informative. The crew was friendly. Wheel house was open to all. The skipper "Jim" who had earned his stripes at same place as...More

Thank virag2018
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sparker07
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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
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