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TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown

TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown
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Tour snapshot
TSS “Earnslaw” cruise across Lake Wakatipu
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
150
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
This steamship cruise takes passengers across scenic Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS “Earnslaw.” This vintage vessel lets you relax while soaking up the views en route to the Walter Peak High Country Farm. You can even step foot in the engine room and watch the stokers in action. Tours depart daily from the Queenstown waterfront.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Relax aboard Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship
  • Explore the decks or visit the engine room
  • Snacks and drinks are available to purchase from the cafe
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Relax aboard Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship
  • Explore the decks or visit the engine room
  • Snacks and drinks are available to purchase from the cafe
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2264P26
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please arrive 20 minutes before departure to check in.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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 150 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Please arrive 20 minutes before departure to check in.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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 150 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    88 Beach Street
    88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please arrive 20 minutes before departure to check in.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Lake Wakatipu
  • You'll return to the starting point
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43 reviews
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Ali C
Guildford, UK11 contributions
Apr 2022
Oh this was brilliant. The cafe on board is better than most cafes in Queenstown (well-priced too), stunning views the whole time, staff are brilliant even when the boat is swamped. Well worth the $70 even if you don't get off!
Written 27 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex Nyman
53 contributions
We went for the evening cruise including dinner. It was a fabulous cruise and a fabulous meal. Beautiful scenery to watch on the way. The full workings of the boat are on display as the guys tend the engines. Polite and friendly service from the waiting staff. Sensible prices for drinks. The meal at the lodge was seriously impressive. 3 courses with fresh seafood cheeses cold cuts and olives etc followed by a range of freshly cut beef lamb pork and venison. Plus vegetables. The desert course was superb. And all can be requested as many times as your appetite can handle. Fantastic service too from Angelica. Peter the shepherd was very informative and gave a great display with Skye and Kim. We loved this cruisey evening and thoroughly recommend it to all young old families singles in fact everyone.
Written 5 October 2021
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BerniceBruce
Christchurch, New Zealand54 contributions
You can see why she's called the Lady of the Lake. She has a dignified feel about her that comes with over 110 years service. She is beautiful, inside and out. Hubby was very impressed with the 3 cylinder steam engine, which can be seen working from a viewing platform above the engine room. They serve drinks and lovely biccies and loaf from the on board cafe.

The trip across Lake Wakatipu was gorgeous. The lake was a little choppy but the boat handled it beautifully. The sights of the lake, the mountains and Walter Peak station were awe inspiring. Thank you for a wonderful trip!
Written 25 November 2021
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Happy Traveler
8 contributions
May 2022 • Family
The Earnslaw trip highly recommended and the BBQ at Walter Peak Station a must do well worth every $$$. So many choices of Meats, Vegetables Salads Breads and Desserts. The Sticky Date is absolutely worth having.
I am going back to Queenstown in August and definitely going to do this trip again.
Happy Travelers
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Tristina Kirkwood-Cudby
Written 23 May 2022
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DiveHQWellington
Wellington, New Zealand29 contributions
Feb 2021
Really enjoyed the whole experience, being able to watch the crew and the engine was surprisingly interesting and the scenery as we headed to Walter Peak is stunning.

The BBQ dinner at the Station is truly gourmet and we couldn't fault the quantity or quality of the meal. We also enjoyed walking around the farm and the 'dog show' was also entertaining.

This was much better than I was expecting and I would definitely recommend it for everyone to enjoy.
Written 23 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

michaelwebster65
Melbourne, Australia58 contributions
Mar 2020
We arrived in Queenstown on the 14th March for a quick 4 day stay, and one of the things on our "to do" list was the Walter Peak Dinner Cruise. We managed to book for that very night and we are so glad we did. It is an incredible vessel with so much history attached to it, my fiancee and I loved sitting up near the bow out it the open air enjoying a couple of drinks on the journey across to Walter Peak where we enjoyed an beautiful dinner (good enough that I actually went and thanked the chefs). We also saw a great exhibition of a working sheep dog and shearing show. I have previously been on this cruise many years ago and it was fantastic to be able to do it again. We can't wait to come back.
Written 12 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Calm traveler
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
I thought I could sit back, relax and enjoy the view but it was the opposite. Children running around and loud, radio/music on in the background and kids playing the piano..too much noise all at the same time. Enjoyed the view and listening to the history of the boat though.
Written 12 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RealNZsales
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that it wasn't as relaxing as you would have hoped. We will take this feedback on board and look at ways to improve this.
Written 15 May 2022
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Happyjohnny
Auckland, New Zealand378 contributions
Jul 2020
Taking the TSS Earnslaw to the Walter Peak station was rather a unique surprise. From boarding to the trip and the visit to the farm, I cannot fault the operation. It is certainly worth looking into NZ history.
Written 20 August 2020
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Jacqui T
Wellington, New Zealand70 contributions
Jan 2021
Just do it. I did the dinner cruise a while ago so went with the 90 minute cruise to Walter Peak station and back. It was a stunning day and very hot so the lake breeze and a couple of glasses of wine really helped. The Earnslaw and it's size and the ability to see how a steamship works is just as fascinating as it ever was.
Written 17 January 2021
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Cheryl P
Tuckerton, NJ224 contributions
Feb 2020
We boarded the TSS Earnslaw for a trip to Walter Peak Station. This 1912 steamship was remarkable. Spend time watching the crew shovel coal into the furnaces. Try to stay away from the belching smoke. The indoor area had comfortable seating and a small table area for snacks and beverages. This was a great way to see Lake Wakitipu.
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Phillip W
Phillip W
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A must do for families in Queenstown!
A lovely boat ride to the farm where we were greeted by the farm dogs who put on a great show of their skills with
Amberb007
Amberb007
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A must do!
We really loved this experience! It was wonderful to go on the Earnslaw then arrive at Walter Peak High Country Sta
tikkanumber1
tikkanumber1
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Very Happy Traveler
Wow awesome 4 hour trip on the TSS Ernshaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak Station and return A
helenchengnz
helenchengnz
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Loved it!! Cant believe we didnt discover this in our earlier Queenstown visit!
We loved this!! Have been to Queenstown many times before, and can't believe we didn't discover this until now! W
Q750SKbriang
Q750SKbriang
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Average
As an older Kiwi it was a bit of a yawn, sheep dog and afternoon tea were good. Saw the price for 2 adults at $166
Graham S
Graham S
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BBQ banquet + sheep dogs + highland cattle +magical scenery + cruise on historic Steamer Earnslaw.
Totally exceeded my expectations, partly because the BBQ lunch was of such a high quality, the food & range was ban
CindyM1106
CindyM1106
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Absolute must do
This trip came highly recommended and I could not agree more! Such an amazing experience sailing, super smooth. Bea
X9194SZheatherg
X9194SZheatherg
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Excellent
A lovely smooth trip out on the Earnslaw, the BBQ buffet lunch couldn’t fault, we didn’t need dinner that night.
andzcuison
andzcuison
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sensational cruise lunch farm
went with my family for bbq lunch amazing day with spectacular views, with matching music on board the ship. gre
KazB734
KazB734
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Nice tour with family
Pity weather wasn’t the greatest on the day we went. Couldn’t really understand the person speaking as it was mumbl
DayTrip37262414210
DayTrip37262414210
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All good
The cruise was epic. The BBQ on the island was amazing. All the staff were nice and friendly. The Japanese lady at
G2924JCnicholash
G2924JCnicholash
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Best Dinner Experience in Queenstown
Hands down one of the best Queenstown experiences. Great cruise, great views, and one of the best buffets in the co
Explorer759872
Explorer759872
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A experience for everyone
We took the 4pm round trip cruise on the Earnslaw including dog show and buffet dinner across the lake. It was such
Discover00269553040
Discover00269553040
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World Class right here in NZ!
We participated in the Saturday night trip on the Earnslaw, with fantastic hospitality from Brian. The Gourmet Din
902corinneg
902corinneg
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A wonderful afternoon
I absolutely loved this activity- the steam ship was great, the horse trek was by far the stand out part. I haven’t
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