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Board the TSS "Earnslaw," a vintage steamship, for an evening cruise on Queenstown’s scenic Lake Wakatipu. Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm, you’re treated to a sumptuous barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Sink your teeth into roasted meats and seafood, homemade desserts, and a New Zealand cheeseboard. After dinner, see farm demonstrations or purchase a drink and simply relax in the bar.
  • Walter Peak gourmet BBQ dinner and Lake Wakatipu cruise
  • Cruise from Queenstown on board a 1912 vintage steamer, the TSS "Earnslaw"
  • Enjoy a gourmet BBQ buffet dinner with succulent roast meats and seafood
  • Listen to commentary provided by the skipper and a farm demonstrator
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Live commentary on board
Round-trip cruise
Farm Show
Hotel pickup and drop-off
88 Beach Street , 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure to check in.

This activity will end right where it started.
Relive the elegance of old-time travel aboard the TSS "Earnslaw," considered the grandest vessel ever to cruise Lake Wakatipu. Board the 1912 coal-powered steamship in Queenstown, crossing the lake on a narrated trip to Walter Peak High Country Farm, and soak up alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range along the way.

Upon arrival at the farm, get settled in the Colonel’s Homestead for a buffet dinner of local specialties, including meat and seafood barbecued on the outdoor grill. Supplement your meal with an ample selection of antipasto salads and vegetables, then sample from an array of irresistible homemade desserts and a New Zealand cheeseboard accompanied by freshly brewed tea and coffee.

After dinner, watch a sheepdog show and sheepshearing demonstration, or stay behind and relax with a drink — available for purchase at the bar — before returning to Queenstown on the TSS "Earnslaw."
Stop At:  
Lake Wakatipu
Travel across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm and return.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Walter Peak Station Wharf
Join an entertaining farm experience which gives an insight into life in the New Zealand high country including a sheep shearing demonstration.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant
Enjoy a dining experience that's unlike any other in Queenstown. Relax in the unique ambiance of the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak while the chefs prepare a Gourmet BBQ on the grill.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Interpretation handouts: German, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Chinese
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Must Do! Boat trip & Buffett dinner
, May 2022
The boat trip was awesome, nice and warm inside and great to see the inner workings of the ship. Walter Peak was amazing!! Stunning property, service was great and the Buffett was so tasty!! Would definitely do this again!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Debbie for your review. Great to know you enjoyed all aspects of the experience.... we do hope you come back and visit again!
" Double Chur "
, Apr 2022
: The SS Steamboat was awesome especially to see how it runs. : Staff are very friendly on the boat. : The Tour information about the Steamboat , the lake, The Walter's Peak mountain & the area was interesting. : The views were incredible & amazing. : Makesure to take a jacket especially the 4pm session the wind & chill of the lake's can be chilling. But the upside is go & look at the ship's boiler room that will soon warm you up lol. : The station dog show was definitely one of the highlights they are very clever. : The BBQ meal provided was absolutely top notch the restaurant that we ate it in was so cool and old school. The staff were fantastic & friendly. I definitely advise don't go on this trip with a full tummy lol.
, Apr 2022
Beautiful boat, a fun show, an unbelievable dinner in an incredible homestead. A must do in Queenstown
Boat & dinner delight!
, Apr 2022
Great boat ride, interesting show and amazing dinner. All with incredible views. The staff were very friendly and very glad we did this.
Awesome trip across to...
, Mar 2022
Awesome trip across to Walter peak, great meal as well. Should be a must do for any visitor to Queenstown
Superb cruise, friendly...
, Feb 2022
Superb cruise, friendly hosts, fantastic setting at Walter Peak Farm and top buffet restaurant, definitely recommend
The whole experience was...
, Feb 2022
The whole experience was great. A very good selection of food. Attentive staff. Beautiful surroundings. A perfect place for our celebration.
Beautiful evening on the TSS Earnslaw!
, Feb 2022
The entire experience was amazing! From the service, to the ship, to the sheep dog demonstration, to the BBQ buffet with tender meats and best crème brûlée I’ve ever had! Will definitely be back and you definitely get bang for your buck! Loved it!!
A must do when visiting Queenstown
, Feb 2022
Wow! What an awesome experience. We had done the steamship trip before and decides rhus time to add the dinner. Can you say that the food was out of this qorls and the attentiveness of the staff first class. Would definitely recommend 👌
Amazing afternoon,...
, Feb 2022
Amazing afternoon, fantastic boat and excellent meal. Beautiful setting. Even enjoyed the dogs. Would recommend to others.
Best Queenstown experience!
, Feb 2022
Everything about this experience was exceptional from the moment we sailed in to the welcoming waves of the staff, the super efficient seating, the amazing foods, and the atmosphere of the building. We'll be back!
Queenstown's number one...
, Dec 2021
Queenstown's number one activity - a must do. Scenery superb, food variety and quality excellent. Earnslaw trip amazing, experience a memorable one. Hospitality outstanding.
Still good in the Autumn
, Apr 2021
Great food, but some items ran out, the cruise was nice, but surely better before daylight savings 😀
We thoroughly enjoyed...
, Mar 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. This was the perfect end to our honey moon. The cruise to the farm was gorgoues, the food was the best buffet we have eaten and the sheepdog show was cool too. Highly recommend. We felt our cup was so full after this trip
Unforgettable, a highlight of our honeymoon
, Feb 2021
The setting both inside and outside the restaurant, and the most beautiful food - just absolutely faultless. Plus the excellent way it was presented for buffet... best ever buffet we've ever had
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Great experience
, Jan 2021
The steam boat ride & meal was fantastic, great experience with a boat of that history The food at Walter peck was 10 out of 10 , at $110 per person it’s way to cheep you could easily double that price for that experience & quality , the staff at Walter Peck were fantastic, especially the maitre d’ at the restaurant. Thanks so much Craig & Yolande Thompson 👍
Simply special
, Jan 2021
The meal was simply amazing and the setting could not be better. Our evening was truly special through this unique experience.
A Supreme Experience
, Dec 2020
Arriving to waving staff and the most beautiful building and gardens, Walter Peak is a truly wonderful experience of fine dining and beautiful surroundings. We loved every moment and hope to bring our family back next year.😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊
Great meal
, Nov 2020
Lovely meal, was better than expected and a very well organised event, a great outing for all age groups.
, Mar 2020
Boat ride was nice. Queenstown is beautiful. About 30m ride to the farm. Dinner was buffet style. Quality seemed about the same as a cruise ship. Ordered some drinks but we were done with our meals before they made it to our table. Enjoyed the sheep demos and walking around on the farm. Nice evening.
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