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RealNZ - TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak Eco Experience

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Fall in love with nature and immerse yourself in a unique experience where conservation, horticulture, and eco-tourism meet.

Fall in love with nature and immerse yourself in a unique experience where conservation, horticulture, and eco-tourism meet.

Highlights

  • Become part of the reforestation project and plant a native tree or shrub
  • Learn about native wildlife and conservation in New Zealand
  • Enjoy a Ploughman’s Platter made up of local rustic produce
  • Cruise across Lake Whakatipu on the legendary 1912 Steamship, TSS Earnslaw
  • Explore our Restaurant Garden and watch produce go from garden to plate.

Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Whakatipu, with a colonial homestead and beautiful lakeside gardens, Walter Peak High Country Farm is the perfect place to spend a relaxing few hours. The Walter Peak Eco Experience allows you to immerse yourself in nature and learn more about conservation throughout New Zealand.

Begin your trip with a 45 minute cruise across Lake Whakatipu onboard the iconic TSS Earnslaw Vessel (launched in 1912). You will be greeted by our rural hosts holding an Eco Tour sign upon disembarking the express vessel. Our fantastic team will welcome you, and give you a tour of the stunning Restaurant Garden and showcase the beautiful native plants.

You will then have the opportunity to have a hands on role in Walter Peaks land restoration project by planting a native tree or shrub from our nursery. As a visitor and contributor, you will learn about the removal of wilding pines and the importance of planting natives into the area to bring back bird life, create habitats and develop natural vistas

Finish off the experience with a walk to the rustic Walter Peak buildings for a delicious morning or afternoon tea made up of homegrown and local produce. Stroll through the lakeside gardens before you cruise back across Lake Whakatipu onboard the historic TSS Earnslaw.

Adult $145.00
Child $65.00 (5-17)
Infant $0.00 (0-4 years)

What's included

  • Cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak (and return)
  • Tree or shrub to plant
  • Breakfast or lunch - Ploughman's platter buffet
  • Local rural host and horticulturist guide
  • Access to farm animal area

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • RealNZ Visitor Centre on Steamer Wharf
  • 88 Beach Street
  • Queenstown 9300
  • New Zealand

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please note your fantastic rural hosts will be holding an Eco Tour sign at Walter Peak, just look out for them when disembarking the TSS Earnslaw vessel.

Available Bookings from 21 Feb to 5 Mar 2024

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  • Adult$125.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
  • Infant Free

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  • Child$65.00
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  • Child$65.00
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  • Adult$99.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$65.00
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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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Dennis Mangalindan from New Zealand wrote on 20 February 2024

Sonya is great

Aside from some noisy and chaotic Chinese guests which cannot be helped, the cruise was good, the eco tour with Sonya and Kim is great!

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Kylie Zhu from Australia wrote on 19 February 2024

Best way to check out Queenstown in Earnslaw way

The journey is imformative and well organised! Highly recommended for anyone who like to check out Queenstown in the TSS Earnslaw way your way!

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Simarjot Kaur from New Zealand wrote on 18 February 2024

Beauty of Queenstown

It was beautiful and activity for must do in Queenstown. We enjoyed a lot and really nice place.

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Karen Sparrow from Australia wrote on 15 February 2024

Steam ship experience

Great trip, great staff

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Robyn from Australia wrote on 10 February 2024

amazing

very relaxing morning out, thoroughly enjoyed the echo tour, boat trip was amazing and staff were very friendly and polite, our ECO tour guide was passionate and knowledgable, morning tea was very nice, just a beautiful photographic destination. thank you all

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