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Real NZ - TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

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Explore Queenstown's beautiful Lake Wakatipu on board a vintage steamship (TSS Earnslaw, 1912) and enjoy a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch at Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Explore Queenstown's beautiful Lake Wakatipu on board a vintage steamship (TSS Earnslaw, 1912) and enjoy a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch at Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Highlights

  • Gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant
  • Enjoy lakeside dining at Walter Peak, away from the bustle of Queenstown
  • Includes the return scenic cruise on board the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Be entertained by the farm demonstration

*Please note the TSS Earnslaw will be on survey from 4th - 29th June 2024 - a replacement vessel will be used during this period - thank you*

Your afternoon begins with a magical cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship launched in 1912 and rich in local pioneering history. She is the only hand-fired commercial passenger carrying vessel in the Southern Hemisphere.

Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm on the opposite side of the lake it is time to disembark for the ambience of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant situated in beautiful gardens.

The menu includes an extensive range of local and New Zealand produce, succulent meats cooked on the rotisserie, a delicious range of vegetables and salads. Then finish with your dining experience with tantalising desserts, cheeses and freshly brewed tea and coffee.

Following lunch, guests have the opportunity to gain insight into high country life with an entertaining and informative farm demonstration, or explore the beautiful lakeside gardens. A quintessential Kiwi experience combined with the elegance of a bygone era.

The entertainment continues on the spectacular night-time cruise home, where you can join in on a sing-a-long with the ship's pianist or just enjoy the fresh air and stunning views on the deck as the sparkling lights of Queenstown draw closer.

Adult $175.00
Child $89.00 (Child rates apply to 5 - 15 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)
Adult - (Motorised vessel) $150.00
Child - (Motorised vessel) $79.00
Infant - (Motorised vessel) $0.00
Adult - (Motorised vessel) $150.00
Child - (Motorised vessel) $79.00
Infant - (Motorised vessel) $0.00

What's included

  • Freshly made gourmet buffet BBQ Lunch at Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant
  • Entertaining farm demonstration
  • Return cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm

Location

Notes

  • Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins

    Departure Location: RealNZ Visitor Centre on Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown Bay. As you're pre-booked please queue directly at the TSS Earnslaw.

    Check In: Please check in a minimum of 20 minutes prior to departure.

    Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or special.


  • Child rates apply for 5 - 15 years, Infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge.


Available Bookings from 19 Jun to 2 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$175.00
  • Child$89.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$175.00
  • Child$89.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$175.00
  • Child$89.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult$175.00
  • Child$89.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$175.00
  • Child$89.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult$175.00
  • Child$89.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

  • Adult - (Motorised vessel)$150.00
  • Child - (Motorised vessel)$79.00
  • Infant - (Motorised vessel) Free of Charge

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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485 reviews

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Bennett from New Zealand wrote on 29 August 2022

Lovely food and breathtaking views

Had a lovely time on cruise, food was excellent and breathtaking views. Only complaint is that when we arrived at Walter Peak for the BBQ lunch the receptionist was a bit rude when I asked if we could sit outside because it was such a lovely sunny day which we don’t had much of. Her response was do what ever you want no one is listening anyway. But not one’s was there an announcement made of what the rules are for sitting outside.

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Valerie Foster from New Zealand wrote on 18 June 2024

Wonderful day

This was amazing. Even though we didn’t have the steam boat experience as it was getting observed. It was still great. The food at the beautiful Walter station was absolutely delicious the meats salads and desserts wow loved the steam pudding. I’ve lived in nz my entire life and never. Seen a sheep be sheared. Love that as well. The entertainment was also great. Highly recommend this experience to anyone coming to Queenstown.

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mariel from New Zealand wrote on 27 May 2024

worth doing this trip

The trip on the Earnslaw was great. It is so good to see the working steam engine of the ship. The meal was really good and the lamb I had was very tender. Would do this trip again in the future.

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David Morris from New Zealand wrote on 29 November 2023

Unruly tourists

Excellent hosts and lunch. Farm show was great. The whole experience was spoilt by unruly, rude, loud and ignorant Chinese who shouted, pushed, took every seat on the boat and talked through all announcements and the dog show. Twice my wife was roughly pushed aside. Perhaps guides that can assist them with local culture and manners would help?

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Yoradyl Lerio from New Zealand wrote on 16 May 2024

Awesome

Awesome experience! The Gourmet BBq Buffet was perfect! Every food in the menu is spectacular! We enjoyed a lot! Thank you.

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