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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown provided by Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre
    St Omer Wharf 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Southern Discoveries Queenstown Visitor Centre Address: St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown
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    Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Lake Wakatipu
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  • 3
    The Remarkables Ski Area
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    Pass by
    Otago
  • 4
    Southern Discoveries - Mt Nicholas Farm Experience
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Glenorchy
    Coronet Peak
  • You'll end at
    Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre
    St Omer Wharf 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Departure Point: Southern Discoveries Queenstown Visitor Centre Address: St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown
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Important Information
Departure Point
Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre, St Omer Wharf 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Sightseeing cruise Lake Wakatipu
  • Live commentary on board
  • Restroom on board
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks - available for purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Southern Discoveries - Mt Nicholas Farm Experience
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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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Interpretation handouts are available in the following languages: Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish, French and Russian.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
71Reviews
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Alison W wrote a review 10 Jan.
16 contributions1 helpful vote
This cruise was booked the night before and was so worth it. The scenery was breathtaking. The boat super clean and the young staff were bubbly and made the trip even better. I’d take this trip anytime
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for the five star review Alison, we look forward to seeing you again one day. Nga mihi Ciara
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Paula J wrote a review 6 Jan.
Wellington, New Zealand39 contributions27 helpful votes
On yet another rainy day on our short stay in Queenstown tis was a lovely way to pass a wet afternoon. We travelled as two couples and had purchased the wine and cheese option. Cheese board was very generous and literally took the entire 90 minute cruise for us to do it
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 1 week ago
Kia ora Paula Thanks for your great review, sorry Queenstown didn't turn the sun on for you but great to hear you made the most of it and still got out to enjoy our cruise, the cheese boar has been a real hit this summer so it's great to see we have another happy customer. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown Nga mihi, Ciara
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Jakob Larsen wrote a review Dec. 2020
7 contributions
Generally a great and affordable cruise on the lake. The boat and personnel was good and the views were spectacular
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora Thanks for your review! Hope you have a fantastic time in Queenstown. Kind regards and safe travels Kerry Southern Discoveries
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Jonathan wrote a review Dec. 2020
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The views were amazing!! Staff were friendly. Disappointed that the captain knew nothing of the original names and stories of these mountains...its as if Maori history has been written out. Later learned the original/traditional names and stories from local Maori and they are
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from SouthernDisc, Manager at Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora Thanks for the feedback - Maori history is definitely one we are continuously improving on, thanks for the recommendation. Kind regards and safe travels Kerry Southern Discoveries
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MissDinna wrote a review Dec. 2020
Gisborne, New Zealand81 contributions39 helpful votes
A wonderful way to see the lake. The crew were friendly and fun. We spring for the wine and cheese platter and were not disappointed. We highly recommend this adventure.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Thanks for the great review Miss Dinna!
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About the operator

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By: Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries
LittleKING-adventure
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Spirit of Queenstown Cruise
The staff on board were super friendly and also the captain who gave opportunity to take photos in the control cabi
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mousekett
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Lake cruise
Pleasant experience on a breezy day in Queenstown. I had the wine and cheese platter which was ready and waiting o
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Fentonx2
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Spectacular Lake Cruise!
I would thoroughly recommend this cruise when visiting Queenstown. Me and my girlfriend were greeted aboard by frie
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T_Hollis83
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Stunning!
Such beautiful scenery! Entertaining commentary and super professional staff. A chilly winters day but everyone out
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Johnsons890
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Disappointing
We haven’t been on the cruise yet-only booked for next month- but up to now (I’ve spoken to them 3 times) the exper
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annmargaretcob
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Great experience!!
Van - 4 stars Driver - 4 stars Cruise - 4 stars Went for a few gorgeous stopovers! Driver had very good knowled
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MeganD012
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Good time had by all!
Great trip. Awesome staff that were very friendly & helpful even though there were 19 of us! #southerndiscoveries #
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Deb L
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Relaxing cruise with stunning scenery!
We were lucky to strike a beautifully clear and sunny day so that definitely enhanced our experience. But weather a
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dennisjA8297UM
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excellent experience - definitely exceeded our expectations!
We took a scenic ride across lake Wakapitu in a modern tour boat and got dropped off at a sheep farm with good moun
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Pyrino
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Scenic outing on the lake
#SouthernDiscoveries Was contrasting weather with sun, showers,mist and rainbows. Beautiful scenery, and good co
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christinesM1892YF
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Pretty cool
The lunch was pretty great, despite it being a "light lunch." Some meat pies, some meat slices, cheese, a salad of
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Daphne T
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Well done
Absolutely loved the hour and half on the lake! Commentary was great so was the friendliness of the staff! Recommen
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TR123456
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Scenery stunning - Skipper Dave’s commentary highlighted the best
Organised this trip online hoping to combine with Mt Nicolas merino sheep station. As that was flooded out, we did
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kensch1
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The amazing sights of Lake Wakatipu Queenstown!
We booked this cruise on Lake Wakatipu to get a good perspective of Queenstown and surrounding countryside. Well,
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monkeymixer
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A nice trip
We chose this trip as it was one of the cheaper cruises at Queenstown. A nice informative cruise on the way in with
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