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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

  • A unique experience just outside of Queenstown
  • Maritime history buffs will love the lake cruise on a vintage steamer
  • Visit farm animals and try sheep-shearing and wool-spinning
Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
From US$50.41
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This Walter Peak farm tour and vintage-ship cruise is ideal for travelers who would like to spend a few hours outside of Queenstown without traveling too far. Combine a variety of magical experiences in one trip: take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on a classic steamer, stop for tea at a Colonel’s Homestead, and explore a working farmyard, where you can even try your hand at wool-spinning and sheep-shearing.
What to Expect
Your scenic cruise by vintage ship begins at the steamer wharf in Queenstown, where you board the TSS Earnslaw—one of the only passenger-carrying steamships in the southern hemisphere—for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu.

An onboard pianist plays old tunes during the journey. Check out the ship's original steam engines or the historical displays.

Upon arrival to the Walter Peak High Country Farm, head to the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant for tea and homemade snacks or baked goods. Wander through the lakeside gardens and head to the farmyard for a tour.

See resident sheep, cattle, deer, and goats, as well as a sheep-dog demonstration. After some expert demonstrations, try your hand at sheep-shearing and wool-spinning.

Get back on the boat for the journey back to Queenstown, and get dropped off at the wharf.
Reviews (107)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Visit at Walters Peak

if you want a really nice boat ride up the lake then this is what you need some where local and the staff at Walter Peak was very friendly. we only did the morning tea and sheep demo but was really interesting. really good for...More

Thank Denise B
Real_Journeys, Guest Relations Manager at Real Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Denise, Thanks for the review. Yes the farm tour more specifically feeding the animals is certainly a big hit with the wee ones but like you pointed out the sheep shearing and lovely morning / afternoon tea is quite enjoyable for all guests...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Great visit

We went with the lunch option and we were so happy we did! The most amasing lunch with a magnificent view. We both agreed it was one of the best meals with a great selection of food! The farm tour only involved a sheep shearing...More

Thank kirstyparfitt
Reviewed September 10, 2018
Excellent half day trip

Chose to travel to Walter Peak Station on the SS 'Earnslaw' and enjoy the farm show and mid morning tea. From the Ticket seller,Captain and crew, Simone and team at Walter Peak we were treated as special guests. The trip on the steamer was great...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile
Very enjoyable

This is such a nice day, way better than I anticipated. It felt really genuine and not so ‘touristy’ The TSS Earnslaw is beautiful with so much history. At Walter Peak Station we saw a sheep shearing demonstration and the dogs round up the sheep,...More

Thank traywashere
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile
Quiet spot and great tour with kids

We enjoyed this tour with a baby and a toddler and had a great time. The weather was great. The show was good for those who have never seen this before and for those who have already seen it the “show” is still enjoyable. The...More

Thank Gwennaelle B
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Yanti A
August 22, 2018|
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Response from Gwennaelle B | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 45 min by boat to get there, then you have the tour, the morning tea or BBQ and then heading back it took us about 3h30.
June 2, 2018|
Response from LynC630 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think now that the boat is out of the water to get cleaned so it might not be possible this month.