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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
From US$69.78
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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).
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).

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 (71)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Great activity despite the rain and cold weather!

Today we went to Walters Peak farm on board TSS Earnslaw steam ship and it was fabulous! The weather was terrible, steady rain and cold temps but the boat was lovely and warm, protected from rain, great coffee on board! The farm had umbrellas to...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only bad thing I can say, wish our stay was longer....lunch amazing best I've had so far in Queenstown

Thank Tamlyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

A lovely way to spend the morning & early afternoon. We left Queenstown around 10am and enjoyed a 45 minute cruise across the lake. The farm tour was lovely and I enjoyed the shearing of the sheep show. The BBQ lunch is outstanding - ample...More

Thank LeighK82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Walter Peak BBQ lunch

This trip was amazing. Awesome cruise up the lake with amazing scenery. Walter Peak Station was so beuatiful. The staff were so attentive. And then the lunch! Perfectly cooked BBQ with an amazing range of veges and salads. It was a truly spectacular meal. A...More

Thank Sue-E-J-NZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Dine with a view

We went on the steamship to the Walter Peak Homestead and had a great day. The sheep shearing demonstration was interesting but the bbq lunch was an absolute winner. The setting was just stunning overlooking the lake. The food was definitely gourmet with a wide...More

Thank Silversaint
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Melissa L
11 August 2018|
Response from GrandTour668188 |
We went in june so it was winter we had a beautiful day if u dont like cold the rug up warm but at the buffet the room was warm
7 June 2018|
Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
Fery, you can take the TSS Earnslaw from downtown Queenstown for a 45 minute boat ride over to Walter Peak. You can choose to have an optional, extra cost BBQ lunch once you're on the island and after the sheep shearing... More