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Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries

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Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the towering Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and the Frankton Arm. The Queenstown Lake Cruise focuses on the history, local legends and stunning vistas. Be greeted in Maori and...more
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St Omer Wharf, | 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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All reviews mt nicholas free tea or coffee knowledgeable skipper comfortable boat farm tour merino sheep the upper deck mulled wine cecil peak great commentary stunning views boat ride new zealand steamers milford sound scenery crew
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the time we left Queenstown the driver was informative, friendly and made sure we stopped for a comfort break and also interesting scenery breaks. As soon as we arrived st Milford sound, the boat was waiting. We did not choose to have a meal...More

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome day doing this trip with Southern Discoveries! The cruise is amazing, the farm experience was lovely and we actually learned a lot about merino sheeps, and the cycle trail was just beautiful! It's a really easy drive, sourrounded by beautiful landscape...More

Thank Getaway826332
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Than you for your fantastic feedback. Our team at Southern Discoveries is happy to hear you had a great time exploring the hidden treasures of Queenstown with us! There truly is no better way to discover the Wakatipu Basin then by boat. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat ride was smooth and the view was very scenic and serene. The early morning cruise had only three people booked. We had the ship to ourselves.More

Thank rodneyh405
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rodney, thank you for your wonderful review! We are happy to hear you had a great time cruising along the beautiful Lake Wakatipu with us. We agree, that serenity is far too good to pass up! We hope you thoroughly enjoyed the rest of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful cruise with some great commentary, but ultimately the scenery was just superb! Also did the Mt Nicholas farm excursion (an add-on), the hosts were fantastic and we enjoyed a delicious lunch at the end, before getting the boat back to Queenstown. Highly...More

Thank travelbugzoom
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora! Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you and your family loved our cruise and farm tour experience! There truly is no better way to experience the spectacular scenery and get a taste of authentic South Island farming. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic cruise. The scenery was spectacular and the captain was very friendly and approachable and gave interesting commentary during the cruise. The seating was very comfortable - there is a choice of sitting in the inside cabin or up on deck. There...More

Thank clireland2018
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. We couldn't agree with you more- Queenstown's rugged mountain ranges and turquoise lake are a feast for the eyes! We are happy to hear you were well looked after by our awesome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great cruise. The scenery was spectacular and the commentary from the captain was very interesting. The complementary hot chocolate and coffee was very welcome as my partner and l sat on the top deck in the freezing cold to enjoy the views....More

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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sonia, thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us down the beautiful Lake Wakatipu! Well done on braving the cold on the top deck, the spectacular views are definitely worth! We hope the...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Although the weather wasn’t kind to us the captain made up for this with his excellent commentary Overall the trip is excellent value at $39 with a free tea or coffee thrown inMore

Thank tonybeaven
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tony, thank you for taking the time to give us your awesome feedback! Our team at Southern Discoveries is happy to hear you highly rated your journey with us cruising up the spectacular Lake Wakatipu. We will pass on your praises to our Captain...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Great farm tour. Spectacular views and a great guide. Just a pity the larger boat was in need of repair. Also the kumara soup was divine.

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We opted for the 1.5 hour Lake Wakatipu over to Mt Nicholas. The lake was picture perfect, purchasing tickets was simple and efficient, cost $39nzd including a coffee or tea. I thought this to be great value. There was interesting commentary along the route, and...More

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Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi there! We agree- there is nothing quite like glassy Lake Wakatipu on a beautiful bluebird day! It's great to hear you have so many highlights of your adventure with us and we will be sure to pass it on to our team. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Excellent cruise we took our grandchildren all of our interactions with staff were friendly helpful and professional. The boat was very clean and comfortable. The commentary was very clear and informative and kept our attention at all times.great coffee and snacks and drinks.Very pleaseant cruise.well...More

Thank Anne L
Ciara O, Marketing Executive at Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi Anne, we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback! At Southern Discoveries we pride ourselves on facilitating a fantastic family friendly environment, so we are happy to hear you and your grandchildren enjoyed your adventure up Lake Wakatipu with us! Kind...More

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I believe this tour would still be rewarding and enjoyable, even in the rain (provided the lake waters are calm). You can purchase a snack and a beverage (coffee, tea, mulled wine) and enjoy the views from the comfort of the... More
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