Lunch At Walter Peak High Country Farm And Cruise From Queenstown

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    Depart 10.00am, Return 1.30pm: All year , Or, Depart 12.00pm, Return 3.30pm: All year, Please check in 20mins prior to departure.
  • Departure Details :
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


A return scenic cruise from Queenstown Bay, across stunning Lake wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on our vintage steamship Tss earnslaw, a farm tour and a delicious BBQ Lunch served on the sunny terrace at the Colonels Homestead.
Before lunch, the rural demonstrator will give guests an insight into life in the New Zealand high country by providing an entertaining farm show including working sheep dogs and sheep shearing.
Enjoy a unique dining experience at Walter Peak where the menu showcases food and wine from the wider Central Otago region. Chefs prepare a tasty selection of meats on the outdoor grill, while fresh, seasonal salads and vegetables are available from the dining area of the Colonels Homestead. Top off lunch with a selection of delicious sweet treats and local cheeses.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Return Cruise on Lake wakatipu on the steamship Tss earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak. Stop at Walter Peak for lunch and a sheep shearing demonstration.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Location: Lake wakatipu, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island


GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Gourmet BBQ lunch

Farm Show

Live English commentary on board as well as interpretation handouts in English, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese

Entry/Admission - Lake Wakatipu


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Full bar services operate on the TSS Earnslaw as it cruises to and from Walter Peak and at the Colonels Homestead.This is at your own expense. 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.

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

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  • 09-Mar-2020

    The bbq lunch is great with a variety of meats, vegetables and even have dessert table for the sweet tooth. However after the show followed by lunch, we are left with est 20mins to take pictures of the surrounding and with the farm animals. Would suggest more free time for the tour.

  • 20-Feb-2020

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Trip to and from Walter Peak on the TSS Earnslaw was quite enjoyable, not only is the scenery great but learning how a steam shop operates for me was also pretty cool. The buffet BBQ lunch and service were very good but the highlight was the sheep shearing and sheep herding.

  • 17-Jan-2020

    Beautiful gardens...lunch was very good (lots of vegetables which is hard to find)...staff very efficient

  • 06-Jan-2020

    Queenstown turned on sunny but cool weather for us. Although we are very familiar with sheep, for people who are not familiar with them the shearing and sheep dog show were very entertaining. We never cease to be amazed by working sheep dogs. The gourmet bbq lunch, although very crowded, was very enjoyable. There was a good range of meats, salads and vegetables and they were all delicious. We enjoyed a wonderful view during lunch. The out and back cruise on the steamship was comfortable and very enjoyable with an informative commentary and spectacular views.

  • 30-Dec-2019

    We have done this 11 years ago as a couple. This time we took the kids with us and we had an amazing time. This is a must if you are in Queenstown. The food was amazing and the view is WOW!

  • 05-Dec-2019

    It was interesting to see the workings of the Earnslaw boat and very idyllic cruising into the peaceful setting of Walter Peak followed by a wonderful BBQ at the homestead looking out over Lake Whakatipu

  • 18-Nov-2019

    The steamship ride was fantastic. Everywhere you look in Queenstown is amazing anyway, so this journey was no exception. Plenty of great photo moments. Walter Peak was beautiful. The farm show was entertaining and the lunch was scrumptious.

  • 24-Oct-2019

    The ferry ride on the Ernslaw was a relaxing cruise with amazing scenery. The shearing demonstration was very informative and fun to watch. Getting a chance to see the dog herd the sheep was great. The food at the BBQ was the best lunch we've had in two weeks.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Great lunch time meal and shearing show. The different meats for lunch and the taste was awsoume. We loved it.

  • 02-Sep-2019

    As per usual great trip over and back on the earnslaw great lunch great service beautiful setting and gift shop our Third visit

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