Queenstown, New Zealand
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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 7 more


Take a Queenstown catamaran cruise across Lake Wakatipu to the Mt Nicholas High Country Station, then tour the hills in a 4WD vehicle with your guide. You’ll hear interesting narration from the captain en route to the merino sheep farm on Lake Wakatipu’s western shore. Take brief walks for a bird's-eye view of the region, including the Remarkables mountains, and enjoy morning or afternoon tea before returning to Queenstown by boat.
  • 3-hour and 45 minute Lake Wakatipu sightseeing boat cruise, farm and 4WD tour, from Queenstown
  • Take in views of Mt. Earnslaw, Mt. Nicholas, Cecil Peak, Bob's Cove, and the Remarkables mountain range
  • Learn about wildlife from informative commentary provided by the local guide
  • Travel in a spacious and comfortable catamaran with large windows
  • Visit a famliy-run merino sheep farm on Mt Nicholas
  • Transfer to a sturdy 4WD vehicle and take short walks to see flora and fauna up close
  • Includes morning or afternoon tea
Make your way to the pier at Lake Wakatipu — where scenes featured in The Lord of the Rings were staged — and depart Queenstown aboard a deluxe catamaran. Cruise across the shimmering waters of the deep blue lake with the snow-capped peaks of the Remarkables mountain range in the background. 
Make yourself comfortable on the outdoor decks or take a seat indoors and look through large viewing windows while you listen to the captain’s commentary about the natural landmarks, including the Southern Alps and Mt Earnslaw. An onboard cafe serves beverages and snacks for purchase. 
Disembark on the lake’s western shore to visit Mt Nicholas High Country Station, a family-run merino sheep farm. Learn about raising sheep and making wool before you transfer to your 4WD vehicle for a hilltop tour including short walks at scenic spots with your guide.
Your high country tour ends with a return catamaran cruise to the docks in Queenstown.


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, Mar 2018

Beautiful cruise on a gorgeous lake which made the trip worthwhile. Tour of the farm was not terribly interesting until we watched the sheepdogs at work and saw a brief introduction to shearing the sheep.

, Mar 2018

Best time ever

, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Nov 2017

Muito interessante

, Oct 2017

Great tour excellent cruise then farm tour great afternoon

, Oct 2017

Amazing views

, Sep 2017

The cruise was beautiful. The tour Mt Nicholas station was ok. It was sheep shearing season.

, Aug 2017

Fantastic trip learnt A lot about NZ farming the property enormous the staff were brilliant with a loverly meal before our departure

, Aug 2017

Wonderful views and confortable trip on the lake, perfect reception and friendly staff at the farm with the explanations on the sheep farming.
Less interesting 4x4 tour of the property on a rough road ...

, Aug 2017

The trip is good. The view from the cruise is beautiful. You could know more about sheep industry in the sheep farm station. And the view there is good too.

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