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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Spent a pleasant 90 minutes aboard the TSS Earnslaw cruising from Queenstown to Walter Peak Farm and back. It was very interesting and informative with a running commentary from the captain and a small section at the front of the boat containing old pictures and facts about the steamship. The bar was well stocked and had plenty of food options available for purchase.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank divabodle1
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this trip. A beautiful steam ship taking you to Walter Peak station for a sheep dog and shearing demonstration and a superb bbq lunch.
I loved going into the engine room of the ship to watch the steam engines at full power and the stokers shovelling coal not the 4 furnaces.
The views are breathtaking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MartinHalliday
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

Wonderful way to spend a few hours with a toddler. Boat trip was calm and enjoyable. Food and drinks are available on board and also purchased a lovely kids book based on the boat. The farm was very interesting, watching sheep shearing and dogs rounding them up. Fabulous afternoon tea with plenty of tasty food. Feeding the sheep was fun. Very professionally managed. Highly recommend and great value for money. Scenery is stunning!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

We did the Kawarau river rafting trip. The guides were entertaining and the operation runs well. They gave wetsuits and layers to keep warm. I was a little concerned about the sanitation of the suits as it mainly consistent of dunking in soapy water for a few seconds for attire that on your skin. Some of the jackets still had linger BO from prior users. The trip itself was a bit short - two small rapids and a larger rapid with very calm paddling in between. I suspect the Shotover would be more exciting, but with the deaths in March and May 2018 - I was a bit concerned about the rapids on that trip. The guides were well trained and informative. Overall, this would be a great trip for beginner rafters.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 1118xChang
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Probably one of the must do's in Queenstown.
I loved learning about the history of the ship and watching the guys at work in the engine room.
If you are into scenery and taking pictures, this is a wonderful cruise to take in Lake Wakatipu and to experience Walter Peak farm. Great day out and wonderful BBQ lunch is a extra you shouldn't miss out on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lucE C
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