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Real Journeys - TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises

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88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Cruise on Queenstown's iconic vintage steamship, TSS Earnslaw. Relax on board and admire the stunning alpine scenery whilst you cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Explore the decks, view the engine room, watch the stokers in action or purchase delicious snacks/ drinks from the Promenade Cafe. Real Journeys also operates Walter Peak Farm Tours, Gourmet Barbecue Lunch or Dinner, Horse Treks and Guided Cycling, all of which include a return cruise.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
88 Beach Street | Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Family lunch cruise to Walter Peak- thoroughly recommend! From watching the working of the engine close up, to enjoying the stunning scenery, the TSS Earnslaw ensured special memories to treasure. The lunch at Walter Peak was the best throughout our stay at Queenstown & would...More

Thank lmv64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A trip on the this majestic lady of the lakes Taking you back to the days when many steam ships cruised up and down lake wakatipu This ship being the last remaining ship of that era in the history of queenstown The ship no longer...More

Thank kiwimartinnz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Did the midday trip on the Earnslaw and had lunch at Walter Peak with my family. Wonderful selection and beautifully cooked. Ship trip was nice.

Thank HughandMedith
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great interesting cruise on lake Wakatipu on a vintage steam ship, was even able st see the workings of the engine room, which was great for the kids. The cruise was topped off with a awesome BBQ lunch at Walter Station with a sheep sheering...More

Thank SteveBecE
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chose the first cruise of the day which is perfect as the instant return journey is virtually deserted as people head off to visit the farm. The ship is wonderful and you can access virtually every part of it! Nice little museum part, great engine...More

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Reviewed 6 days ago

TSS Earnslaw has been spectacularly restored to service, with all of its history and mechanical workings on display for those with a mechanical bent. The onboard pianist adds a classy background to the gentle voyage to Walters Peak station. I highly recommend the BBQ Lunch...More

Thank Anthony T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the trip with a 4 and almost 6 year old. The cruise is pretty relaxing, with the added bonus of being able to access pretty much the entire ship. The farm tour and show was basic but well done, and for the kids...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend doing this if you are in Queenstown Wonderful history They leave promptly and traffic is awful in Queenstown so make sure you find a good parking spot and walk over. Recommend man street car park. It's nearby or you can park on streets after...More

Thank QJST
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a wonderful journey by one of the historical boats on largest lake of Queenstown, NZ. On the other end of the journey, On the beautiful farm ,there was a nice and warm coffee break by the woods fireplace and animal show included

Thank kazihoque
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good way to have a relaxing couple of hours watching the scenery slip by. For anyone interested in steam engines or old boats, then this is a must as you can access the engine room and watch the stokers and boiler men...More

Thank Bernard T
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Evon F
14 February 2017|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi Evon F We definitely recommend booking, with certain times of the year being quite busy on board. Generally you can book on the day however if you want to guarantee a space you should definitely plan ahead. We have a... More
11 October 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
Hi there, Just to confirm that the piano player is scheduled on all the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise departures. So, if you are booking the Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch (or the Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner... More
4 August 2015|
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Response from Real_Journeys | Property representative |
The TSS Earnslaw has a café on board where a variety of refreshments and snacks are available to purchase during the return cruise. This option does NOT disembark at Walter Peak. However if you are wanting afternoon tea... More