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TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Farmyard Walk (With Optional High Tea)

Jump on-board the iconic TSS Earnslaw for a cruise along the gorgeous South-western shores of Lake Wakatipu...


  • Relaxing cruise on board the history TSS Earnslaw steamship
  • Soak up gorgeous views across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak
  • Take time to explore the vintage steamship at your leisure
  • Optional guided farm walk at Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Delicious high tea available for purchase to enjoy on board

Round up the family and take a unique cruise to Walter Peak on-board New Zealand's iconic TSS Earnslaw cruise.

This relaxing cruise offers stunning snow-capped mountain views on Lake Wakatipu, with plenty of time to explore the fascinating 108-year-old coal-fired vessel including its engine room and the historic displays of the steamship's former life.

Upon arriving at Walter Peak, you have the option of disembarking to explore or take a guided farmyard walk where you will get an insight into what life is like on a kiwi high-country farm, and see friendly farm animals including highland cattle, sheep, deer, and alpacas.

The high tea offers a selection of scrumptious finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with a side of cream and raspberry preserve, a range of handmade pastries and teacakes, and a side of bubbles for adults (this can be purchased upon checkout).

Adult $70.00
Child $25.00 (5 - 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (0 - 4 years)

What's included

  • 45 Minute Cruise
  • Guided Farm Walk


  • Allow 2 hours and 30 Minutes Duration


  • Real Journeys Visitor Centre on Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand



  • High tea can be purchased as an extra upon checkout for $45 per adult (includes a glass of bubbles), and $25 per child.

    Please Note the High Tea is subject to availability and will be confirmed by the operator after booking has been made. If not available, a full refund for the high tea will be provided.

  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years.

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Kathleen from New Zealand wrote on 27 August 2020

TSS Earnslaw.....A hit with us!

My husband and I had a great time on the TSS Earnslaw. It's an excellent way to experience a bit more of the lake. We found the experience a pleasant way to discover how a huge farm is run but the best was Al and his dog Jess' show of heading sheep. Both adults and children alike enjoyed feeding the animals. All in all a lovely activity for the whole family

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Laura from New Zealand wrote on 19 July 2020

Earnslaw cruise to Walter Peak station w/ high tea

Stunning scenery and very relaxing.

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Fiona from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Walter Peak Earnshaw journey

Great time hadnt been on the old girl for 40 yrs when it use to disco nights in Frankton Arm. Even the grandkids lived the high tea. And farm animals xxl

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Emily Beausoleil from New Zealand wrote on 16 October 2020

Thank you

Amazing boat, with the best cafe in town; amazing farm, and demonstration. This was such a highlight of our trip.

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Kirsten from New Zealand wrote on 09 October 2020

A thoroughly enjoyable day!

Another well organised and very enjoyable activity to do in Queenstown and the inclusion of Walter Peak High Country Farm made the day extra special. The High Tea is a highlight - Would appeal to all ages..

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