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Southern Discoveries - Mt Nicholas Farm Experience

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Address: St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour
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Beautiful day on the lake. Awesome trip with very nice staff and nice boat. Would highly recommend this activity. Truly captures Queenstown beauty

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wairoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day on the lake. Awesome trip with very nice staff and nice boat. Would highly recommend this activity. Truly captures Queenstown beauty

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This scenic cruise delivers exactly that. Add on the visit to Mount Nicholas farm and you have a truly worthwhile visit.We were fortunate that shearing was in progress for our visit.Seeing the dog round up sheep with little or no commands was great as it led to explanations of station management and description of the merino wool for which the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were blessed with a beautiful day so the scenery on the boat ride was fabulous. The boat is very comfortable and the commentary interesting. People should not miss the farm visit - excellent value and great fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Near new catamaran. Very comfortable and a smooth ride despite not being the nicest and calmest of days. Jimbo the Skipper gave a great commentary and went out of his way to show us everything of interest in the time allowed.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The Spirit Of Queenstown Scenic Cruise on Lake Wakatipu is a great experience on a great ship—but the Mt. Nicholas Sheep Farm is not worth the time and money. The Mt. Nicholas tour guide offered very little information on how the merino sheep are managed, or on how the wool is sheared and processed for use in clothing. If you... More 

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

My Son and I decided we wanted to do some Bike Riding around Queesntown and booked Southern Discoveries to Mt Nicholas Station with Mountain Bikes that you ride to Walter Peak Station, BBQ Lunch Lunch was Included and then the TS Earnslaw return to Queenstown. On arrival at the Queenstown Wharf they provide you with Mountain Bike's, Helmets and Water... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Thurs. 8.12.'16 - I'd really recommend the Southern Discoveries 'Cruise to Mount Nicholas & Farm Tour' which is approx. 4 hours in length altogether. You travel on 'The Spirit Of Queenstown'. 2 of those hours you spend at Mount Nicholas Sheep Station. For the Cruise it is only $55.00. For another $15.00 you can do the Farm Tour. You have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We booked this last minute and had a wonderful day. The boat is clean and the workers are kind. The lake is beautiful and they take you to a view viewing points to take pictures. The farm experience is also great. Our kids loved it. The plowman lunch/snack at the end is fun too. The kids got to feed the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We combined this with the scenic lake cruise. Together both experiences made for a great half day tour. The farm experience was really enjoyable and interesting - much more than we expected! The guides were friendly and knowledgable. The sheepdog was amazing, and there are great views from the farm. A light ploughmans lunch was provided in the woolshed which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely day at Mt Nic with our four kids. The trip over was breathtakingly beautiful. The far your way and informative the kids loved the commentary and fun with the sheep and dogs. The morning tea was great for adults but a little limited for the kids. Overall however we had a great time!

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