Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
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Join a scenic cruise to Walter Peak on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, departing from Queenstown. Upon arrival experience rural New Zealand as you're taken on a walking tour of the farm. Learn about traditional farming practices and the significance of the various animals. Watch sheep dogs in action and see a sheep shearing demonstration. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea then stroll through the lakeside gardens before boarding the TSS Earnslaw and returning back to Queenstown.
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In Brief

Location:
Queenstown, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Ideal choice for families
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free snacks included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

Travel across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm and return.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Cruise on the steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak
  • Farm tour at Walter Peak Homestead
  • Afternoon tea
  • Live commentary on board

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

88 Beach St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • When the TSS Earnslaw is on her annual survey a smaller boat will substitute. The next survey will be during dates 01 June - 5 July 2019.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Lovely relaxing day out, Hamish provided a lot of information and was a great guide. The farm looked beautiful and afternoon tea was delicious
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
Amazing experience, well run and well worth the visit. Great boat trip down the lake on the Earnslaw, scenery was awesome, would recommend to anyone visiting Queenstown.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2019
Walters Peak Station was great.... really pretty building with manicured grounds. The sheep display was really fun. The trip over on the TSS Earnslaw was awesome as well.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
The boat trip was scenic and farm visit informative and fun. The tea served was delicious, gardens beautiful
• Submitted 11 Dec 2018
I had a wonderful day
• Submitted 12 Sep 2018
Good to see how sheep are sheared and the shepherd dog demo was excellent. The BBQ was high quality as well. The only improvement item I would have is to extend bbq/demo experience by 30 minutes. Don’t know logistically how though. Felt a bit rushed after lunch.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
An iconic trip, beautiful and fun - the cruise is a must do think to do
• Submitted 05 Apr 2018
This was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand! It was just fun being on the amazing and very cool ship, the Earnslaw, but to then have the great experience on the farm feeding the animals, watching the sheep dogs at work, etc. We LOVED it! We loved Queenstown. Great value for the experience.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2018
Excellent in one word. Really loved their sweet treats, enjoyed.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
Well worth the money and time.
• Submitted 08 Dec 2017
What a lovely little day trip. We took the steamship over across one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The Walter Peak Farm is so rich in history and very charming. We fed and played with the animals, watched sheep shearing and sheep dog practice. The flora and fauna is breath taking. Absolutely mind blowing!
• Submitted 22 Nov 2017
A fantastic, easy tour, starting with an incredibly scenic journey across Lake Wakatipu from the middle of Queenstown Wharf on the historic 105 year old coal powered steamer called The Earnslaw. Once at Walter Peak Station the local shepherd gave us a leisurely introduction to the locals sheep and lambs, red deer, highland cattle, lamas, and friendly farm dogs. Then a short walk through the beautiful gardens for a home cooked afternoon tea/coffee that was delicious, before watching working dogs herd sheep, and sheep shearing. The Earnslaw then picked us up and we enjoyed a wine/beer to piano music back across the smooth-as-glass Lake to central queenstown. Something for everyone, and very little walking required. Highly recommend, even for other Kiwis who have grown up around farms.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
Relaxing cruise and amazing views during cruise and at farm. They gave us pastries and tea while we were there, which was a nice treat. Watched a few show demonstrations and were able to see and pet a variety of farm animals.
• Submitted 20 Oct 2017
Loved it.....
• Submitted 23 Aug 2017
Tour the beautiful waterways around Queenstown on a working steamer boat that is used for transportation, shipping supplies and well as for the tours. The farm tour was very informative and interesting. Tea time was delicious! I cannot say enough to describe the natural beauty of the entire area around Queenstown. Seeing it from the water was amazing.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2017
Loved it from the moment of boarding the old Steamer until we returned to dock. The High Country Farm is a 'feel good' touch with the farm animals. Most delicious afternoon tea with a view to die for. New Zealand .... best place on earth!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2017
Walter Peak cruise with the Electric bikes was a really good way to see and feel the site!! Great choice and thanks!!
• Submitted 31 Jan 2017
Very good value. One of the best things to do in Queenstown. The morning tea is good.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2016
It was a lovely trip and interesting time at the farm very nice morning tea and good looking at the animals. Nothing to complain about.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2016
Great cruise. Walter Peak farm has a wonderful sheep dog herding show and real life demonstrations of how sheep are sheered. Also there are lots of animals to see which gives you a feel for life in New Zealand. The tour was well worth the money.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2016
a must!
• Submitted 21 Aug 2016
The farm itself and the surrounding landscape is just breathtaking. The staff are welcoming and seriously, I don't know how they keep smiling considering some of the rude tourists I encountered... Time to check for manners at the border... Loved being able to get up close and personal with all the animals, especially my mate Bella, the sheepdog. Give my love to Dougall - the most gorgeous bull I have ever seen. This trip is one that I would do every time I visit Queenstown, just such a lovely way to spend the day.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016
Enjoyed boat ride. Very comfortable and fantastic snack bar. Guide at the farm was very nice and friendly. Great sheep demonstrations. We had the morning tea with amazing scones and plenty to eat and drink. Nice pace for the day.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2016
Excellent value
• Submitted 21 Jun 2016

In Brief

Location:
Queenstown, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Ideal choice for families
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free snacks included
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Choice of morning or afternoon departure

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