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Real Journeys TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm

Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, the only coal fired passenger carrying vessel operating in the southern hemisphere.

Walter Peak High Country Farm, on the western shores of Lake Wakatipu, provides visitors with the opportunity to relax and experience New Zealand high country life.

Activity Options

Vintage Steamship Cruise

  • Step aboard – watch the stokers fueling the fireboxes and hear the hiss of the steam engines working as the TSS Earnslaw takes you on a nostalgic cruise of Lake Wakatipu
  • You will be transported in style and comfort to Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Every cruise allows you plenty of time to explore the TSS Earnslaw’s decks and bridge, view the engine room and historic displays in the Fo’c’sle Gallery and join a sing-along with the ship’s pianist

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm Tours

  • Disembark from your cruise to a warm kiwi welcome
  • Experience rural New Zealand as your enjoy a walking tour of the farmyard
  • You can help feed the sheep and get close to the red deer and Scottish Highland cattle
  • Watch the sheep dogs in action rounding up a mob of ewes, watch a sheep being shorn and maybe try your hand at spinning wool
  • Then stroll through the lakeside gardens to the charming Colonel’s Homestead for a traditional high country morning or afternoon tea

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm Horse Treks

  • At Walter Peak High Country Farm disembark from the steamship and join a guided horse trek with a local horseman at Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Your experienced guide will take you across rolling farm terraces to an outlook with spectacular views of the Wakatipu scenery
  • Your horse trek takes around 40 minutes and is followed by morning or afternoon tea
  • Safety helmets and wet weather clothing are provided
  • Suitable for inexperienced riders
  • Suitable for children 5 years and over
  • Maximum weight 100 kg

Departures

Vintage Steamship Cruise

  • All Year: 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • November – early April: 10 am (additional to ‘all year’ departures)

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm Tours

  • All Year: 12 noon & 2 pm
  • October – April: 10 am (additional to ‘all year’ departures)

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm Horse Treks

  • October – mid April: 12 noon, 2 pm
  • November – early April: 10 am (additional to ‘all year’ departures)

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Guided Cycling

  • November – April: 10 am (summer only)

Other Information

  • Suitable for all ages except the horse trek (must be 5 years and over) and cycling tour (must be 10 years and over)
  • Please note that the steamship is on survey from late May until early July; during these times a launch will substitute

Duration

  • Vintage Steamship Cruise: 1.5 hours
  • TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour: 3.5 hours
  • TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm Horse Treks: 3.5 hours
  • TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Guided Cycling: 7.5 hours

What to bring?

  • Non-slip shoes/boots, warm clothing, jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera

Location

Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Book the TSS Earnslaw Cruise

You can book Queenstown activities separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

These popular holiday packages include the TSS Earnslaw cruise: 

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Queenstown activities.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Children: 5-14 years, under 5 years are free

* Child: Guided Cycling 10 - 14 years old

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.

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