TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

Highlights

  • 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

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

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.

What’s included?

  • Gourmet BBQ Lunch

  • Farm Show

  • 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

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

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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