TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
Chef-prepared barbecue lunch with meats, cheeses, salads, and desserts
Watch a sheepdog and sheep-shearing demonstration
Cruising the lake gives unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains
Make your way to a wharf on the Queenstown waterfront to board the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship that’s more than a century old. Check out the engine room to see how the twin-screw propellers are powered, or just enjoy the view from the open deck—bring your camera for panoramic shots of the mountains. Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, sit down to a barbecue lunch. Sample salads, local cheeses, and meats, with the option to add for-fee wine pairings from Central Otago. Before or after lunch, watch farm show demonstration that includes working sheepdogs and sheep shearing, then board the TSS Earnslaw for the return trip to Queenstown.
3 hours 30 minutes
Why take this tour?
Cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a barbecue lunch served with spectacular views of the Southern Alps. Take a tour that bundles a scenic trip on a vintage steamship, a meal at the Colonel's homestead, and demonstrations of traditional farming skills. The menu showcases local cuisine food from the Central Otago region.
Gourmet BBQ Lunch
Live English commentary on board as well as interpretation handouts in English, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Entry/Admission - Queenstown
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Frequently asked questions
Things to know
Before you book
Duration: 3h 30m
Mobile tickets accepted
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Government regulations strictly adhered to. Covid Tracing App QR Code displayed- for those not using the app there is a paper sign-in sheet.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Real Journeys is a family-owned business that has been operating for over 60 years. We offer cruises and tours departing from Queenstown, and in Queenstown.
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