Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown information and booking

3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
10.00am 12:00pm 2:00pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience rural New Zealand as you're taken on a walking tour of the farm. Learn about traditional farming practices and the significance of the various animals. Watch sheep dogs in action, see the shearing and maybe try your hand at spinning wool. Then stroll through the lakeside gardens to the Colonel's Homestead for a traditional morning or afternoon tea.

Join a scenic cruise to Walter Peak on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, departing from Queenstown. The original steam engines can be seen in operation from the open viewing area. During the cruise, the ship's pianist entertains with a variety of old favorites and you are encouraged to join in sing-a-long around the piano! You can also visit the Focsle Museum, steeped in the history of the TSS Earnslaw. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided on the cruise and delicious cafe style food can be purchased.

Upon arrival at the Colonel's Homestead, treat yourself to some home baked goodies including cheese scones and piklets topped with berry jam and cream as well as tea and coffee while admiring the surrounding views of the lake and mountains. Next you can choose to take a wander through the beautiful lakeside gardens.

Included in your visit to Walter Peak is a farmyard walking tour, viewing the livestock including sheep, highland cattle, deer and goats. Your hosts will work the sheep dogs and explain high country mustering practices, plus a demonstration on the art of wool spinning. After your farm tour, return to Queenstown across the lake aboard the TSS Earnslaw.

This South Island tourism operator was recognised as one of the highest achievers at the 2007 New Zealand Tourism Industry Awards. A company delivering quality products winning the Conservation in Action Award and the Qualmark Mark of Quality Award.

What's included

  • Cruise on the steamboat tss earnslaw from queenstown to walter peak
  • Farm tour at walter peak homestead
  • Morning or afternoon tea including scones, pikelets, tea, coffee and juice
  • Live commentary on board

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)