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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Experience life in a former era with a vintage steamer cruise and farm tour
  • Ride one of the only steamers still operating in the southern hemisphere
  • Ideal for travelers looking for a unique romantic experience
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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For a dining experience unlike any other in Queenstown, join us on a trip to the Colonels Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak High Country Farm.
From USD 100.84
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For a dining experience unlike any other in Queenstown, join us on a trip to the Colonels Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak High Country Farm.
From USD 100.84
Overview
Travelers wanting a magical experience in Queenstown need look no further than this comprehensive tour. Relive the elegance of a different era by cruising Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw—one of the only remaining commercial coal-fired steamers operating in the southern hemisphere—and follow it by feasting on a lakeside BBQ banquet. The memorable evening concludes with a farm tour and sheepshearing demonstration.
What to Expect
Your evening begins at the Steamer Wharf in Queenstown, where you board the vintage TSS Earnslaw for a scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

Cross the lake while learning about the region and its history from your guide’s live commentary. While on the water, soak in views of the Remarkables mountain range. 

Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, settle in for a buffet feast replete with seafood and meat barbecued on an outdoor grill. Your meal includes a New Zealand cheeseboard, antipasti, desserts, and coffee and tea. Live piano music enhances the lovely dining experience, and an open fire burns on cooler nights. 

After dinner, take a walking tour of the farm, which includes a sheepdog show and a sheepshearing demonstration.

Enjoy free time for a drink or two at the bar (own expense) before heading back on the steamer for the journey back to Queenstown.
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Reviews (80)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stunning views and amazing food

I couldn't recommend it enough! The Earnslaw is an amazing ship and the crossing to Walter Peak farm is very enjoyable. The BBQ diner is absolutely amazing: it's some of the best food I had in New Zealand. The sheep sheering show is great. Would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laure F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Nice night

I was a little worried when I booked this cruise how good dinner would be. Normally when you hear buffet, gourmet does not come to mind. Surprisingly the food was actually nice and the set up at the farm was like going to a restaurant....More

1  Thank LauraN135
Reviewed 6 September 2018
Great Experience Overall, the food is okay

The steamship was a really amazing experience. The views were great, Walter Peak is great, the sheep shearing demonstration was fun - if not a bit cold. The food, on the other hand, was a bit of a letdown. The lamb was decent, but all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Vicky W
Reviewed 28 August 2018
Awesome scenery

What a great night out....firstly the Earnshaw ship from Queenstown was a delight, then dinner at Walter Peak Farm was exceptionally good even though the weather was cool, heaters and indooor seating made it comfortable. And a farm experience topped off the night.!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Carol M
Reviewed 16 May 2018
Delightful and would do again

We went on the TSS Earnshaw steamship cruised up to the homestead for dinner. Large range of buffet food. The deserts were so yummy.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Debbie M
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kai g
20 July 2018|
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Response from kmnhanna | Reviewed this property |
Kai I would go to the Real Journeys web site to get the current times of departure as they may be different than when we went in January. Full details should be there. The trip takes about 1 hour there and 1 hour... More
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