• Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 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.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country 4WD Tour

Lake Wakatipu cruise

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.

Customer Reviews

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Best time ever

Poi Lin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Silvana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Muito interessante

jean d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great tour excellent cruise then farm tour great afternoon

Suzana K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amazing views


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

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

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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!

Ashok T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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

Kai A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

A great tour and very friendly tour guides !! ... Beautiful cruise with a great chilled out walk then spectacular 4x4 trip around the farm!!

Allison W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great time. Very friendly tour guides. Well worth the money and effort.

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