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  • Location:Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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 while a pianist provides the ambiance. After dinner, join a walking tour of the farm to see demonstrations, or simply relax in the bar where you can purchase wine and other beverages, before the return boat trip to Queenstown.

Highlights

  • 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 on the TSS Earnslaw and a farm demonstrator

What You Can Expect

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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.

Listen to mellow tunes played by the resident pianist, and relax in the cozy atmosphere around an open fire on cooler nights. After dinner, join a walking tour of the farm to watch a sheepdog show and sheep shearing demonstration, or stay behind and relax with a drink — available for purchase at the bar — before returning to Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw.

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Customer Reviews

sendit2matt

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Food was excellent and cruising across the lake in style aboard a real steamship :-

Alfred N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great food, nice evening.

angela.hackett

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Had a lovely cruise out to Walter peak. Dinner has a great selection of foods to keep everyone satisfied.

susan v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Lovely old boat, nice scenic cruise. The dinner at Walter Peak was outstanding

Nicolette J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We thoroughly recommend this activity. Every aspect was excellent, the trip over and back a special experience on board the TSS Earnslaw. On arriving at Sir Walter Peak Station the view was stunning. The station is set at the end of Lake Wakatipu, with beautifully presented buildings and gardens. The food was truly amazing, top quality and plenty of choice. Service was also excellent.

pegdavidson2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A wonderful evening with delicious food followed by some history of the area, the sheep and a mini sheep herding display. The sheep shearing was a bonus.

Joanne J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic ,very well organised. Such a perfect way to spend my husbands 60 th birthday the sun was shining so a added bonus .

Pam R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A unique and wonderful experience, a must do if you visit Queenstown

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent! Boat ride was very cool on the TSS Earnslaw; arrived to the Farm for dinner-Buffet Dinner was very good; then did a short walk around before the Sheep Dog show and shearing of a Sheep demonstration which were both excellent. Totally recommend this trip.

jaicat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

WOW!
Having been to Queenstown before and missing out on travelling on the TSS Earnslaw I was keen to make this booking with Dinner at Walter Peak. Our cruise across Lake Wakatipu was fantastic and the TSS Earnslaw is such a lovely steamship - my partner loved the fact that you could actually watch the coal being loaded to power the ship.
Once we arrived at the Walter Peak station our night continued to be great. The station restaurant was set up beautifully and decorated lovely. The staff were so attentive and friendly and the food was absolutely exquisite. We were lucky to have a table for 2 in the outside area with a lovely view over the lake complementing our faultless meal. We enjoyed the fact that the chef did come around to have a chat at the end of the meal to see how we were enjoying the night.
After our meal we got to experience a bit of farm life, watching some cattle dogs in action and a sheep shearing performance. You could really tell that all of the staff at the station took pride in their work and were passionate about what they did.
We really didn't want the night to end, it was a fantastic experience that we would love to do again when returning to Queenstown.
By far.. this was the best meal that we had whilst in NZ, all should be commended!

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