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 mini museum, steeped in the history of the TSS Earnslaw. Tea and coffee and delicious cafe style food can be purchased.

Upon arrival at the Colonel's Homestead, treat yourself to some home baked goodies 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 recognized 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:

Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Shotover Street, Queenstown

Departure Time:
  • 10.00am
  • 12:00pm
  • 2:00pm
3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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

  • Cruise on the steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak
  • Farm tour at Walter Peak Homestead
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • When the TSS Earnslaw is on her annual survey 15 May - 12 June a smaller boat will substitute
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: shazakiew, November 2015

First time on a steamship. Very unique. Cruise across lake to farm took approx 30 mins. Stunning views.
Walter peak farm is a hidden gem surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Farm tour was interesting. Our host is very friendly and welcoming. Loved the sheep shearing and sheep herding demonstration. Getting close and feeding the farm animals was lovely. Morning tea was delicious. Best scones, yum!

Reviewed by: Philip G C, November 2015

Great interest in steamship. Farm tour and tea were very well done. Would recommend it for a gentle alternative to the high adrenalin activities

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Tour code: 2264RJ501