Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour And Cruise From Queenstown

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  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10.00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
  • 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.


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 andsee a sheep shearing demonstration.Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea thenstroll through the lakeside gardens before boarding the Tss earnslaw and returning back to Queenstown.


  • 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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Join a scenic cruise to Walter Peak on board the vintage steamship Tss earnslaw, departing from Queenstown. The original steam engines can be seen in operation from the open viewing area. During the cruise, the ship's pianist entertains with a variety of old favorites and you are encouraged to join in sing-a-long around the piano! You can also visit the mini museum, steeped in the history of the TSS Earnslaw. Tea and coffee and delicious cafe style food can be purchased.

Upon arrival at the Colonel's Homestead, treat yourself to some home baked goodies as well as tea and coffee while admiring the surrounding views of the lake and mountains. Next you can choose to take a wander through the beautiful lakeside gardens.

Included in your visit to Walter Peak is a farmyard walking tour, viewing the livestock including sheep, highland cattle, deer and goats. Your hosts will work the sheep dogs and explain high country mustering practices, plus a demonstration on the art of wool spinning. After your farm tour, return to Queenstown across the lake aboard the TSS Earnslaw.

This South Island tourism operator was recognized as one of the highest achievers at the 2007 New Zealand Tourism Industry Awards. A company delivering quality products winning the Conservation in Action Award and the Qualmark Mark of Quality Award.


Cruise on the steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak

Farm tour at Walter Peak Homestead

Afternoon tea

Live commentary on board

Entry/Admission - Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified


Additional Info

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 02 June 15 July 2018

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Feb-2020

    Peter was a passionate guide through all the animals on the farm. The border collies were amazing and so well trained. Beautiful scenery as well.

  • 11-Feb-2020

    Excellent trip over on the steam ship to Walter Tyler Park. The guided tour and sheep shearing demonstration and dog sheep herding were very well done

  • 13-Jan-2020

    It was an awesome afternoon. The trip was so memorable. The show was great and followed by a nice afternoon tea

  • 03-Sep-2019

    Lovely relaxing day out, Hamish provided a lot of information and was a great guide. The farm looked beautiful and afternoon tea was delicious

  • 28-Aug-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.

  • 14-Jan-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.

  • 11-Dec-2018

    The boat trip was scenic and farm visit informative and fun. The tea served was delicious, gardens beautiful

  • 12-Sep-2018

    I had a wonderful day

  • 12-Jul-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.

  • 30-Apr-2018

    Lindo paseo en barco, la granja ok. Hermosos paisajes

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