TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dining

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Highlights & inclusions

Return cruise across Lake Wakatipu
Queenstown's iconic vintage steamship
Spectacular Queenstown alpine scenery
Expert commentary
Gourmet buffet BBQ dining at Colonel's Homestead
Chance to wander through the award-winning gardens
Save $20 on the 5pm departure when travelling on the 18th and 19th July
From $175.00
$150.00NZD
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Maximise your TSS Earnslaw cruise and Walter Peak High Country Farm experience near Queenstown by adding a delicious barbecue style buffet lunch or dinner eaten within the lovely surroundings of the beautiful gardens of the farm's Colonel's Homestead with this great value package. Join us after disembarking from your TSS Earnslaw cruise and relax on the lakeside terrace as the fragrant aromas waft by and the chef cooks a selection of delicious food on the barbecue. A combination of fresh salads and crusty bread complement the sizzling food cooked to perfection on the grill perfectly!

Dinner also includes fresh market fish and seafood selection.

Catering to both meat eaters and vegetarians, a range of meal types are on offer including meat for the outdoor grill consisting of Cardrona lamb, spiced chicken, shoulder of pork, local Zamora sausages and Southland beef, along with a veggie-based fare with a selection of fresh salads, roast vegetables and a vegetarian dish of the day. You will also be delighted in a selection of desserts including chocolate mousse, cakes, ice-cream, fruit and cheese platters. Once you've eaten your fill, you'll have ample time to see the farm animals in their fields and paddocks while exploring the extensive lakeside gardens that cover the area. A deliciously wholesome day in this lovely region near Queenstown!

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Inclusions
  • Return scenic cruise from Queenstown aboard the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm
  • Delicious gourmet BBQ Buffet at the Colonel's Homestead
  • Feed sheep, deer and alpacas
Highlights
  • Return cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw
  • Explore the vessel and view the engine room of the iconic-century old steamship
  • Expert commentary from the Captain
  • Guided tours of the vessel are available
  • Food and drinks available from the onboard cafe and licensed bar
  • Gourmet BBQ buffet at the Colonel's Homestead
  • Demonstrations of sheep dogs working the stock
  • After the farmyard tour there is time for shopping at the souvenir shop
Time
  • Tours depart from the Earnslaw Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown daily all year round (excluding survey period)
  • Please ensure you check-in at least 20 minutes prior to departure
  • Parking in Summer months can be challenging, please ensure you allow ample time to park your car and check in for your departure
  • All vouchers must be exchanged for boarding passes prior to boarding
Sample Menu
  • BBQ Lunch Menu
  • Bread rolls
  • Fresh salads
  • Vegetarian tart
  • Herb-crusted butternut squash
  • Buttered potatoes and other seasonal vegetables
  • Outdoor grill consisting of spiced chicken, shoulder of pork, Cardona lamb, local Zamora sausage and Southland beed
  • Selection of desserts
  • New Zealand cheese board
  • Freshly brewed coffee and tea
  • The BBQ is adapted to suit the differing nationalities by the Walter Peak chef i.e. accompanying baked potatoes, Asian vegetables, noodles, or rice option
  • BBQ Dinner
  • All of the above, PLUS fresh market fish and a wide selection of Seafood
  • Additional dessert options
  • Please note - This menu is indicative and subject to change
What To Bring
  • Non-slip shoes/boots
  • Warm clothing/jacket
  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • Suitable for all ages
  • On Christmas Day (25th December), the BBQ Lunch option will be replaced with a special Christmas menu and a glass of sparkling wine with a midday departure only. There is no farm demonstration on this day
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Recent reviews

4.65 reviews
4

This is a very interesting and nice experience for my family

The lunch was great and it was a great experience on the ship as well. The kids have enjoyed a pretty interesting experience. The scenery is also very nice along the way. The sheep show was also nice to watch. Will definitely come again next time.

Ho Chung Chan 6 months ago
5

On Tuesday my partner and I boarded the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Farm

On Tuesday my partner and I boarded the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Farm, once we there we got a warm welcome and took us around the farm after we had an amazing BBQ lunch and the views were something else. We definitely had a great day and there’s no problem for us not doing it again.

Emmanuel Anei almost 5 years ago
4

Bost was great

Bost was great, I'd been meaning to take this trip on my last couple of visits. We love being on the water and the old steamer is something special. The farm tour was fun, probably the only disappointment was the lunch venue. The advertising indicated alfresco dining with views back to Queenstown. Had we known the outdoor area was being renovated, we would have given the lunch a miss.. it was nice food, but there are plenty of other options in this part of the world. I'd check with operators before including dining, that the venue is open and the experience is available.

Richard Starr almost 5 years ago
Save $20 on the 5pm departure when travelling on the 18th and 19th July