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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country Farm Tour

Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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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.
  • 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 and a light lunch
Make your way to the pier at Lake Wakatipu — where scenes featured in 'The Lord of the Rings' series 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 enjoying a light lunch along with tea or coffee.

Then 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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Beautiful cruise on a gorgeous lake...
, 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.
Great tour excellent cruise then farm...
jean d
, Oct 2017
Great tour excellent cruise then farm tour great afternoon
The cruise was beautiful. The tour Mt...
Smitha K
, Sep 2017
The cruise was beautiful. The tour Mt Nicholas station was ok. It was sheep shearing season.
Fantastic trip learnt A lot about NZ...
, Aug 2017
Fantastic trip learnt A lot about NZ farming the property enormous the staff were brilliant with a loverly meal before our departure
Wonderful views and confortable trip...
eric eschenbrenner
, 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 ...
The trip is good. The view from the...
Kwok Fai L
, 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.
Very fun and relaxing trip! The...
Robert B
, Nov 2016
Very fun and relaxing trip! The boat tour of Lake Wakatipu was extremely scenic and the boat captain was an excellent guide in pointing out things of interest around the lake, including the beautiful Remarkables. All the staff at the merino sheep farm were extremely friendly and provided a great tour and delicious lunch. It was a fantastic experience seeing sheep farm and the surrounding countryside. Definitely recommend it!
Very nice trip with beautiful views...
Johan K
, Mar 2016
Very nice trip with beautiful views of the lake and interesting information about the farming
The lake cruise is essentially...
, Mar 2016
The lake cruise is essentially that...a garden variety cruise on a lake. I think the highlight is the Mt Nicholas farm visit, which though a little artificial, does give some insights into the working of a large NZ sheep and cattle establishment. The humour of our guides along the way add colour to the experience. The working sheep dog is work of mastery and obedience.
I am please to recommed these to any...
Ashok T
, Feb 2016
I am please to recommed these to any body. My guide for Glencoche was extraordinarily friendly and caring. We were pleased with visit to farm , something we did'nt quite understand never the less we had two wonderful days Ashok

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