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Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries

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Address: St Omer Wharf, | 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-441 1137
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Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the...

Cruise spectacular Lake Wakatipu on the Queenstown Discovery. See the towering Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and the Frankton Arm. The Queenstown Lake Cruise focuses on the history, local legends and stunning vistas. Be greeted in Maori and enjoy the 'sound of silence' at Kelvin Heights, five main photo stops and two 360 degree turns for uninterrupted views. This cruise also includes free admission to the Queenstown Underwater observatory and complimentary tea & coffee.

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US$54.84*
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Excellent cruise!

My partner and I got upgraded after our cruise couldn't go due to lack of people. We were very happy with the customer service provided during this. The cruise was absolutely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
MiaaCal
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Queensland, Australia
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Queensland, Australia
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I got upgraded after our cruise couldn't go due to lack of people. We were very happy with the customer service provided during this. The cruise was absolutely amazing and had great commentary the whole way. We saw Bob's Cove, Mt Nicholas farm and the top of the lake, where the glacier is. The staff were very... More 

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Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were enthralled with the beautiful landscape and magnificent clean water of the lake. Our host was very entertaining and very informative when pointing out the sights and places of interest.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The skipper was great, full of information which made the cruise much more enjoyable. Would have been good to see other areas of the lake, but can't complain for the price we paid. Great way to spend some time away from the Queenstown crowds :-) Tea, coffee and hot chocolate were freely available throughout the cruise.

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Thames, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful lake cruise to Mt Nicholas sheep station just fantastic and well worth the money, great time and would recomend, tour by Real Journey's

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Loved our trip on the lake. Scenery spectacular, great photo opportunities, lovely mulled wine and very helpful and friendly staff. Very good value for money and see beautiful scenery you don't expect. Didn't do the farm tour but would next time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We took the $35 cruise up the lake on a sunny afternoon. We did not expect much but really really enjoyed it. We had a great captain that we did not get his name... But was a local blonde haired young guy and he was fantastic. He gave us some great commentry and information about the area and we even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Really relaxed trip with a knowledgeable skipper. Great photo opportunities and good value for money.

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london
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Booked for a cruise in the morning, checked with them again an hour before departure physically at the dock directly with them only to find they had cancelled the cruise without consideration to us or letting us know. When we complained they did not own up to their actions and came up with excuses (they told us that they had... More 

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We enjoyed our cruise around the lake and the uninterrupted view. Our skipper was friendly and knowledgable. It was all enjoyable; the scenery, the waterfall, the stories, the 99% pure water tasting straight from the lake and the free tea and coffee! We went with our 7yr old daughter. The cruise was 1.5hrs which was just about right for her... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was a great little 90 minute trip, and because kids were free we decided to give it a go. Great way to see the lake from on the lake, and a nice little boat. Would definitely recommend being on the top for the great views. Josh, the skipper, was very good. Humorous and informative and very helpful. Personally I... More 

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