TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
Maritime history buffs will love the lake cruise on a vintage steamer
Take a guided walking tour of the farmyard with our rural host, view a live demonstration of the farming lifestyle and enjoy a delicious morning or afternoon tea.
Spend a low-key morning or afternoon outdoors
Your scenic cruise by vintage ship begins at the steamer wharf in Queenstown, where you board the TSS Earnslaw—one of the only passenger-carrying steamships in the southern hemisphere—for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu. An onboard pianist plays old tunes during the journey. Check out the ship's original steam engines or the historical displays. Upon arrival at the Walter Peak High Country Farm, enjoy tea and homemade snacks or baked goods. Wander through the lakeside gardens and head to the farmyard for a tour. See resident sheep, cattle, deer, and goats, as well as a sheep-dog demonstration. Get back on the boat for the journey back to Queenstown, and get dropped off at the wharf.
3 hours 30 minutes
Why take this tour?
This Walter Peak farm tour and vintage-ship cruise is ideal for travelers who would like to spend a few hours outside of Queenstown without traveling too far. Combine a variety of magical experiences in one trip: take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on a classic steamer, stop for tea, and explore a working farmyard, where you can watch a sheep-shearing demonstration.
Cruise on the steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak
Farm tour at Walter Peak Homestead
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
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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