Totally exceeded my expectations, partly because the BBQ lunch was of such a high quality, the food & range was banquet style, the staff were well organized & efficient & corralling - what 150 people ?- was seamless ... you were seated with a drinks order underway within 10 minutes of disembarking. The buffet serve yourself from at least 6 'stations' was easy. Then sit back & enjoy the majestic views over Lake Wakatipu.
Wander the well kept gardens, stroll over to see puppies, & then the Highland longhorn cattle.
The sheep dog 'show' was educational & entertaining. Although being an Aussie I still can't recall ever seeing the dogs actually round up a herd of sheep so well & so quickly. Their technique is eye catching ... & its not in a pen, its in a largish paddock on a hillside, so very easy to watch how it all comes together.
Queenstown - the town - when we visited, was in a state if renovation & disappointing!
Suggestion ... undertake this afternoon Earnslaw, Walter Peak Station & Farm & BBQ lunch for an unforgettable afternoon.