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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 Reviews

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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Experience rural New Zealand as you're taken on a walking tour of the farm. Learn about traditional farming practices and the significance of the various animals. Watch sheep dogs in action, see the shearing and maybe try your hand at spinning wool. Then stroll through the lakeside gardens to the Colonel's Homestead for a traditional morning or afternoon tea.

Highlights

  • Cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak and stroll through a rural New Zealand country farm on this pleasant half-day tour
  • Board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw as it cruises beautiful Lake Wakatipu
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy a scrumptious morning or afternoon tea at the Colonial's homestead
  • Help feed the sheep and watch the sheep dogs in action
  • Great fun for the whole family

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What You Can Expect

Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Walter Peak High Country Farm

Join a scenic cruise to Walter Peak on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, departing from Queenstown. The original steam engines can be seen in operation from the open viewing area. During the cruise, the ship's pianist entertains with a variety of old favorites and you are encouraged to join in sing-a-long around the piano! You can also visit the Focsle Museum, steeped in the history of the TSS Earnslaw. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided on the cruise and delicious cafe style food can be purchased.

Upon arrival at the Colonel's Homestead, treat yourself to some home baked goodies including cheese scones and piklets topped with berry jam and cream as well as tea and coffee while admiring the surrounding views of the lake and mountains. Next you can choose to take a wander through the beautiful lakeside gardens.

Included in your visit to Walter Peak is a farmyard walking tour, viewing the livestock including sheep, highland cattle, deer and goats. Your hosts will work the sheep dogs and explain high country mustering practices, plus a demonstration on the art of wool spinning. After your farm tour, return to Queenstown across the lake aboard the TSS Earnslaw.

This South Island tourism operator was recognised as one of the highest achievers at the 2007 New Zealand Tourism Industry Awards. A company delivering quality products winning the Conservation in Action Award and the Qualmark Mark of Quality Award.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The boat trip was fantastic and very interesting and the farm tour was informative. We all had a great time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We were lucky enough to have a fine, sunny day when we recently travelled on the SS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Farm. My husband was fascinated by the steam engine on board the ship and I enjoyed the magnificent scenery along the way. Our Guide was most informative and entertaining when demonstrating both the sheep shearing and dog mustering techniques and our morning tea of scones and date loaf was made all the more enjoyable by the beautiful views from the old farm house verandah. I found Real Joirneys to be a most efficient Tour Company with all the tours we did with them during our stay in Queenstown. It is such a beautiful place to visit we are already planning our next trip.

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