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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country Farm Tour

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the pier at Lake Wakatipu — where scenes featured in 'The Lord of the Rings' series were staged — and depart Queenstown aboard a deluxe catamaran. Cruise across the shimmering waters of the deep blue lake with the snow-capped peaks of the Remarkables mountain range in the background. 

    Make yourself comfortable on the outdoor decks or take a seat indoors and look through large viewing windows while you listen to the captain’s commentary about the natural landmarks, including the Southern Alps and Mt. Earnslaw. An onboard cafe serves beverages and snacks for purchase. 

    Disembark on the lake’s western shore to visit Mt. Nicholas High Country Station, a family-run merino sheep farm. Learn about raising sheep and making wool before enjoying a light lunch along with tea or coffee.

    Then transfer to your 4WD vehicle for a hilltop tour including short walks at scenic spots with your guide. Your high country tour ends with a return catamaran cruise to the docks in Queenstown.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Southern Discoveries Queenstown Visitor Centre
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guided farm tour
    • Light Farmers Platter Lunch
    • Free tea and coffee at the farm
    • Farm and 4WD Tour
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband, 2 year old and myself went on the cruise to Mt Nicholas farm. Everything was fantastic and well above my expectations. The views from the boat were breathtaking. The farm trip was really interesting and informative. Gail our guide was brilliant and unbelievably...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Olivia J
    Reviewed 10 August 2019

    We spent the afternoon at the sheep ranch and learned everything we could imagine about how the ranchers handle and sheer the sheep. They even showed us how the sheep dogs corralled the sheep. A very interesting experience in a beautiful environment.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank andreaxgau
    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    Very authentic loved the whole experience. The staff very informative and interesting and the tour around parts of the farm finishing with a light lunch was great

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank LoveQtown
    Reviewed 30 July 2019

    If you are in Queenstown you this is an inexpensive adventure that is a lot fun. We were treated to a nice cruise on an old coal powered steam ship. The engine room has a great catwalk to view the workings of the power plant....More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Cake-eater99
    Reviewed 27 July 2019

    took the farm tour on 25th July in the afternoon . I must say the 3 ladies at the farm representing Southern Discoveries are very knowledgable and friendly. The view from the farm looking towards Mt. Earnslaw and the ranges was indeed very beautiful. They...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank rambablani001
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