Lake Wakatipu Cruise And Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour - Queenstown

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Discover New Zealands Lake Wakatipu and Mt Nicholas high country on a catamaran cruise and 4WD tour from Queenstown. Cruise to the lakes western shore while hearing informative commentary from your captain. Visit a merino sheep farm, then hop into a 4WD vehicle and zip into the mountains for a bird's-eye view on the stunning region. Take short walks on the mountain, and snack on morning or afternoon tea before returning to Queenstown by boat.

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From the docks in Queenstown, step aboard your deluxe catamaran to cruise across gorgeous Lake Wakatipu, which reaches depths of 1,300 feet (400 meters). Surrounding mountain ranges create a dramatic backdrop to the dark blue lake.
Your boat is equipped with warm indoor seating, large viewing windows and outdoor decks that offer panoramic views of the Southern Alps, Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, and the Remarkables mountain range. An onboard cafe serves beverages and snacks for purchase.
Listen to informative commentary from your captain about the sights you see from the boat. Atmospheric pressures cause the lake’s water levels to rise and fall about 5 inches (12 centimeters) every few minutes. A Maori legend attributes the phenomenon to the heartbeat of a giant who lies asleep in the depths of the lake.
A slumbering giant might prove hard to find, but one could say that Elves have been here. Lothlórien scenes filmed for The Lord of the Rings movie were staged here at Lake Wakatipu.
Disembark from your catamaran at the Mt Nicholas High Country Station on the western shore of the lake and then visit a family-run merino sheep farm where you can learn about raising sheep and making wool. Then transfer to a 4WD vehicle to scale the mountains with stops at spectacular spots where you can enjoy short walks.
Your cruise on Lake Wakatipu, farm and high country 4WD tour ends upon your return to the docks in Queenstown.

Inclusions for Lake Wakatipu Cruise And Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour

  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Farm and 4WD Tour
  • Local guide

Exclusions for Lake Wakatipu Cruise And Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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17 reviews by the users

  • Muito interessante

  • Great tour excellent cruise then farm tour great afternoon

  • Amazing views

  • The cruise was beautiful. The tour Mt Nicholas station was ok. It was sheep shearing season.

  • Fantastic trip learnt A lot about NZ farming the property enormous the staff were brilliant with a loverly meal before our departure

  • Wonderful views and confortable trip on the lake, perfect reception and friendly staff at the farm with the explanations on the sheep farming.
    Less interesting 4x4 tour of the property on a rough road ...

  • The trip is good. The view from the cruise is beautiful. You could know more about sheep industry in the sheep farm station. And the view there is good too.

  • Very fun and relaxing trip! The boat tour of Lake Wakatipu was extremely scenic and the boat captain was an excellent guide in pointing out things of interest around the lake, including the beautiful Remarkables. All the staff at the merino sheep farm were extremely friendly and provided a great tour and delicious lunch. It was a fantastic experience seeing sheep farm and the surrounding countryside. Definitely recommend it!

  • Very nice trip with beautiful views of the lake and interesting information about the farming

  • The lake cruise is essentially that...a garden variety cruise on a lake. I think the highlight is the Mt Nicholas farm visit, which though a little artificial, does give some insights into the working of a large NZ sheep and cattle establishment. The humour of our guides along the way add colour to the experience. The working sheep dog is work of mastery and obedience.

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