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Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

  • Vintage steamship cruise across Lake Wakatipu
  • Chef-prepared barbecue lunch with meats, cheeses, salads, and desserts
  • Watch a sheepdog and sheep-shearing demonstration
Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch
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12pm departure - all year (except survey period) The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 28 May - 15 July 2018, during this period a launch will substitute).
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10am departure - all year (except survey period) The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 28 May - 15 July 2018, during this period a launch will substitute).
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Cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a barbecue lunch served with spectacular views of the Southern Alps. Take a tour that bundles a scenic trip on a vintage steamship, a meal on the homestead's terrace, and demonstrations of traditional farming skills. The menu showcases local cuisine food from the Central Otago region.

What to Expect

Make your way to a wharf on the Queenstown waterfront to board the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship that’s more than a century old. Check out the engine room to see how the twin-screw propellers are powered, or just enjoy the view from the open deck—bring your camera for panoramic shots of the mountains.

Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, sit down to a barbecue lunch on the terrace. Sample salads, local cheeses, and meats, with the option to add for-fee wine pairings from Central Otago.

Before or after lunch, watch farm show demonstration that includes working sheepdogs and sheep shearing, then board the TSS Earnslaw for the return trip to Queenstown.

Reviews (82)
1 - 5 of 51 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fabulous trip and lunch

Any Earnslaw trip never fails to impress. The gourmet BBQ lunch trip exceeded our expectations. Yummy food, so much of it! Cooked to perfection. Thoroughly recommend this trip.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wendy264
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way to work on jet lag.

We had just finished our 22 hour jaunt from the US and needed something fairly low key. The steamship and Bar-b-q fit the bill. It had to be one of the best meals I've had. And the setting made it just that much better! Not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This trip was worth every penny. This vintage steamship was so well preserved that it really brought history to life. We expected the BBQ lunch to be just so-so, we were wrong. The lunch was 5 star with so many well prepared selections it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeffreycW1277FJ
Reviewed 17 December 2018
Sticky date pudding and dessert delights

Glad we left room for desserts with a light sticky date pudding, fantastic homemade berry sorbet and mini mousse. Unfortunately we just couldn’t fit the other types of desserts or the cheeseboard. Top tip,,leave room for dessert .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 904AliC904
Reviewed 26 November 2018
Beautiful Scenery - Disappointing Meal

The steamship cruise across the lake offered different views of the surrounding mountains and Queenstown. Riding in the TSS Earnslaw was a highlight of this event. The ship was late in picking us up and left late. When we arrived at the farm everything seemed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank martomsak
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1 December 2018|
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Response from martomsak | Reviewed this property |
We were booked into a cruise that left Queenstown at shortly after twelve noon. It included a BBQ lunch at Walter Peak. I think there is also a dinner cruise available.
11 November 2018|
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Response from MissyBEE33 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Annie contact the company