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Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises

88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Cruise on Queenstown's iconic vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw. Relax on board and admire the stunning alpine scenery whilst you cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Explore the decks, view the engine room, watch the stokers in action or purchase delicious snacks/ drinks from the Promenade Cafe. Real Journeys also operates Walter Peak Farm Tours, Gourmet Barbecue Lunch or Dinner, Horse Treks and Guided Cycling, all of which include a return cruise.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It seems, not matter what way you see Queenstown, by air, by foot or by water, it's stunning from every angle. And this gives you beautiful views of Queenstown from along Lake Wakatipu. Wanted to try something a little different. It was worth it. It...More

Thank Amyk87
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful relaxing way to spend your Sunday afternoon as the sun goes down. Despite the freezing temperatures, the steam boat was unsurprisingly warm inside! The food options minimal, so eat before you go if around meal times. We enjoyed a few glasses of wine,...More

Thank belindapflaum
Reviewed 4 days ago

We set off on a very cold morning on our cruise across the lake to Walter Peak Station where we were to have lunch. The ship was lovely and the staff helpful and friendly. The views were fantastic and luckily the weather was beautiful. The...More

Thank Traceytravelagent
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked mainly because it was school holidays and kids went free. We booked a morning tea trip and it was well worth it. The tour was pretty full, not everyone got a seat inside and it was a little chilly to be outside the...More

Thank eph9
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have done the trip on Earnslaw many times always enjoyable. People love being able to look at the working engine. Walter Peak has lots to do the Morning/Afternoon tea is always enjoyable and meeting the animals then watching the shearing demonstration is always interesting. For...More

Thank Faye B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have previously done the lunch cruise both fantastic the ship is stunning. Shame it couldnt leave slightly earlier to get the winter sunset and some scenery before night falls but beautiful non the less.

Thank KarinaBeena
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boarded on 12pm and enjoyed a quick drink at the bar whilst enjoying in the view. We have chosen not to get off the board when arrived to the other side and were basically the only ones left but I think it was a good...More

Thank TravelSer8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat trip on the lake at Queenstown is a must if you are visiting the area. It is time well spent. Bring a camera, and fill your memory bank with wonderful sights.

Thank CTPreview
Reviewed 1 week ago

When unable to ski, going on a enclosed boat trip on lake Wakatipu is a good alternative. TSS Earnslaw has good commentary, boat is set up well with educational areas about steam engines and the history of the boat, there is a bar, cafe and...More

Thank mummied
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We opted for a turn around cruise and not the full buffet meal. So basically we touched the far end of the shore and returned back. It's a good old steamer ship apparently made in the same year as the Titanic! It has a bar,...More

Thank Pratzila
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Evon F
14 February 2017|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi Evon F We definitely recommend booking, with certain times of the year being quite busy on board. Generally you can book on the day however if you want to guarantee a space you should definitely plan ahead. We have a... More
11 October 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi there, Just to confirm that the piano player is scheduled on all the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise departures. So, if you are booking the Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch (or the Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner... More
4 August 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
The TSS Earnslaw has a café on board where a variety of refreshments and snacks are available to purchase during the return cruise. This option does NOT disembark at Walter Peak. However if you are wanting afternoon tea... More