Walter Peak Half-Day Horse Trek from Queenstown

Outdoor Activities in Queenstown

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Discover the best of the South Island scenery on this half-day Walter Peak horse trek from Queenstown. Take a traditional steam-driven boat from Queenstown to Walter Peak, then enjoy a snack of freshly baked scones and cakes to welcome you in. Afterward, hop into the saddle and follow a guide on horseback along winding trails through terraces and pastures. Along the way, admire sweeping views across shimmering Lake Wakatipu to the soaring peaks in the distance. This 3.5-hour tour includes safety equipment and round-trip boat travel from Queenstown.
Choose a 10am, midday or 2pm tour, then hop aboard an old steamer — the TSS Earnslaw — from the Queenstown wharf to Walter Peak to start your 3.5-hour tour.On arrival, enjoy a country-style tea of freshly baked scones and cakes. Then, pull on your helmet and join your guide for a horseback ride along the peninsular trail.Along the way, explore rolling terraces and open pastures, and admire panoramic views over Lake Wakatipu to the surrounding mountains beyond.When your Walter Peak horseback ride comes to an end, return via the paddle-steamer to the wharf in Queenstown to conclude your tour.

What’s included

  • Return cruise on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Safety equipment
  • Horseback trek
  • Entry/Admission - Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises
  • Entry/Admission - Walter Peak Horse Trek - Real Journeys

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour