Air New Zealand Activities

Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2264RJ501

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.


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  • Ideal choice for families
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free snacks included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

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.


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Departure Point:

Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown

Departure Time:
  • 10.00am
  • 12:00pm
  • 2:00pm
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point


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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
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Inclusions:
  • 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
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jill B, September 2014

Great tour, great tea and scones. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour there.

Reviewed by: Tracy S, June 2014

What an enjoyable afternoon. Stunning cruise in the lake with all its incredible views. Turned a corner to find the homestead. Cant wait for it to be opened as a B and B. Peter was a fantastic tour guide. Natural setting, tranquil, enjoyable. Lovely touch to have afternoon tea in the homestead.

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