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RealNZ - TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner

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For a dining experience unlike any other in Queenstown, join us on a trip to the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Cruise in style out to Walter Peak aboard the spectacular 'Lady of the Lake' (TSS Earnslaw, 1912), returning on the vessel back to Queenstown.

For a dining experience unlike any other in Queenstown, join us on a trip to the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Cruise in style out to Walter Peak aboard the spectacular 'Lady of the Lake' (TSS Earnslaw, 1912), returning on the vessel back to Queenstown.

Highlights

  • Unique dining experience
  • Gourmet barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant
  • Enjoy lakeside dining at Walter Peak, away from the bustle of Queenstown
  • Explore the TSS Earnslaw, watch the stokers in the engine room and enjoy the views of Lake Whakatipu
  • Licensed bar and cafe onboard the TSS Earnslaw

*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 evening 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.

After dinner enjoy a stroll around the beautiful gardens.

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 - 5pm $189.00
Child - 5pm $95.00
Adult - 7pm $189.00
Child - 7pm $95.00
Infant $0.00
Adult - 5:01pm $165.00
Child - 5:01pm $89.00
Infant - 5:01pm $0.00

What's included

  • Return cruise on the spectacular TSS Earnslaw
  • Gourmet BBQ dinner
  • Farm demonstration

Location

Notes

  • Live sheep shearing has been temporarily suspended due to unexpected situations. In place, our team has organized an engaging sheep show for your entertainment, complete with informative demonstrations of diverse shearing methods, including the utilization of combs and clippers. Wool will be displayed allowing our guests to observe and feel the wool from our Walter Peak sheep. Our loyal farm dogs will continue to demonstrate their talents during the Dog Show, and we are confident that you will still have an enjoyable experience.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Departure Location: RealNZ Visitor Centre on Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach St, 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.

Available Bookings from 19 Jun to 2 Jul 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult - 7pm$189.00
  • Child - 7pm$95.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult - 7pm$189.00
  • Child - 7pm$95.00
  • Infant Free of Charge

  • Adult - 5:01pm$165.00
  • Child - 5:01pm$89.00
  • Infant - 5:01pm Free of Charge

  • Adult - 5:01pm$165.00
  • Child - 5:01pm$89.00
  • Infant - 5:01pm Free of Charge

  • Adult - 5:01pm$165.00
  • Child - 5:01pm$89.00
  • Infant - 5:01pm 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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darlener from New Zealand wrote on 22 March 2022

Amazing & well worth it

We went for the dinner trip & "Wow" The trip out was beautiful & being able to watch the workings of the steamer was great. The food & variety was the best I have ever seen let alone the taste! Huge praise for the chefs at Walter Peak. Perfect evening thank you 💕

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Jessica Jamieson from New Zealand wrote on 14 September 2023

Earnslaw Dinner

second trip on the Earnslaw. food and service are fantastic and setting is stunning

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Scott Russell from New Zealand wrote on 06 May 2022

Amazing Experience

We have missed this a few times and we finally managed to do it. Staff are amazing, food from dinner is so good, Would recomend to anyone visiting Queenstown.

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jom47 from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2024

Very enjoyable evening

Highly recommended

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Santiago DeVittorio from New Zealand wrote on 17 February 2024

Amazing trip ok dinner

The day went by perfect, good and organised. The boat ride could not be better. The restaurant area and facilites look like a ferry tale. Food wise, i would have expected fresh bread ( all 3 types hard and dry ) coming from a meat country i would expect meat to be hot and it was slightly warm. Did not look as recently cooked ( was on plates waiting to be picked up ) Fish was dry and cold too. Cold dishes were nice tasty and the amount and variety was good. Deserts were good too. Thanks

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