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.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • 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 Dates:
Departure Point:

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

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

Returns to original departure point


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2pm Departure
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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Inclusions:
  • 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
Exclusions:
  • 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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: mel h, July 2016

The farm itself and the surrounding landscape is just breathtaking. The staff are welcoming and seriously, I don't know how they keep smiling considering some of the rude tourists I encountered... Time to check for manners at the border... Loved being able to get up close and personal with all the animals, especially my mate Bella, the sheepdog. Give my love to Dougall - the most gorgeous bull I have ever seen. This trip is one that I would do every time I visit Queenstown, just such a lovely way to spend the day.

Reviewed by: Jill C, July 2016

Enjoyed boat ride. Very comfortable and fantastic snack bar. Guide at the farm was very nice and friendly. Great sheep demonstrations. We had the morning tea with amazing scones and plenty to eat and drink. Nice pace for the day.

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