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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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This Walter Peak farm tour and vintage-ship cruise is ideal for travelers who would like to spend a few hours outside of Queenstown without traveling too far. Combine a variety of magical experiences in one trip: take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on a classic steamer, stop for tea, and explore a working farmyard, where you can even try your hand at wool-spinning and sheep-shearing.
  • A unique experience just outside of Queenstown
  • Maritime history buffs will love the lake cruise on a vintage steamer
  • Visit farm animals and try sheep-shearing and wool-spinning
  • Spend a low-key morning or afternoon outdoors
What to Expect
Your scenic cruise by vintage ship begins at the steamer wharf in Queenstown, where you board the TSS Earnslaw—one of the only passenger-carrying steamships in the southern hemisphere—for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu. An onboard pianist plays old tunes during the journey. Check out the ship's original steam engines or the historical displays. Upon arrival to the Walter Peak High Country Farm, enjoy tea and homemade snacks or baked goods. Wander through the lakeside gardens and head to the farmyard for a tour. See resident sheep, cattle, deer, and goats, as well as a sheep-dog demonstration. After some expert demonstrations, try your hand at sheep-shearing and wool-spinning. Get back on the boat for the journey back to Queenstown, and get dropped off at the wharf.
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Important Information
Departure Point
88 Beach St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Cruise on the steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak
  • Farm tour at Walter Peak Homestead
  • Afternoon tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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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 01 June - 5 July 2019.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The tour was very well executed. Sheep shearing and sheep herding very we demonstrated. Hamish was good. Refreshments we above expectations. Some cakes and scones and many types of hot and cold teas, coffee and hot chocolate. Highly recommended especially for families with kids.
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Had a fantastic trip to Walter Peak High Country Farm, which started with the lovely TSS Earnslaw cruise across the lake, followed by a fab farming display, and then a stroll around the farm to meet some of the gorgeous animals, particularly Dougal the highland cow. Loved it
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The trip on the boat is very interesting being steam driven and you are allowed to go into the upper engine room to see the machinery which was a bonus. We were shown around the farm by a guide and given a shearing demonstration and fed the animals, tea, cakes and scones were
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The lady of the Lake is an amazing steamship with plenty to experience on board. The cruise over to Walter Peak was nice and relaxing. Walter Peak Station is amazing and well maintained. The area for the farm tour was spacious and the demonstration was enjoyable to watch. The
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A fun time watching the sheep getting sheared and learning about the farm that is working as well We had a great guide and one who was extremely knowledgeable Fun to learn new things A time and watching how the sheep dogs control the sheep was cool too A must do when u
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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