5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

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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.


  • 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.


Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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 .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

I can highly recommend the trip over and dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm. The food was unequalled, the service friendly and efficient and the after dinner show a real treat.

We enjoyed the entire experience, from the moment we boarded the steam ship we felt transported back in time. The dining farm buildings and gardens are beautiful and have been lovingly maintained. The meal offered a large range of choices and catered for people with special dietary requirements (I am gluten free). Most amazing desserts I have ever had!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The cruise across the lake on the steamboat was relaxing and comfortable. The buffet meal had a wide selection of fish/meats, salads and vegetables plus lovely desserrs and there was ample to choose from - certainly did not leave the table hungry. We enjoyed the sheep show and then we returned over the lake under the starry skies - a good evening - a tour which was good value for money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Excellent trip which I would highly recommend. Apart from the wonderful views from the ship the Information given and sheep shearing demonstration was very interesting. Dinner was excellent with good choice and quality of food.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Booked via viator day before cruise on arrival reception could not find us, boat waiting to go, thank you to the guy who said hop on we will sort this as for a moment I thought we were not going to be allowed on unless as reception suggested they took our credit card details again, sorted before arrival at destination. Really loved this, steam boat history and engineering amazing, scenic ride across, gentle and timeless with accompanying piano. Do wander to front of boat to find info and look at engines. Don't take BYO on board, we did, and were told not permitted. The meal was super, better than expected, absolutely excellent, would highly recommend as such a high standard but be prepared to wait a while to be invited to start - plenty of time to enjoy all though so no rush required, the shearing... well we are well used to, but was a good demo by an interested guide.

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