TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm

Queenstown

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 TSS Earnslaw cruising Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Real Journeys  TSS Earnslaw cruising back to Queenstown  Kids enjoying the farm animals at Walter Peak  Walter Peak Horse Treks  Cycle along a quiet country road  Walter Peak Cycling Excursions  Cycle through beautiful tussock high country  Evening Dining at Walter Peak  TSS Earnslaw at night


TSS Earnslaw Centenary Celebrations, Queenstown 2012
Please note that the TSS Earnslaw Centenary Celebrations will take place 14 - 22 October 2012.  For more information and the events schedule, go to www.tssearnslaw.co.nz


TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises
Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel  with a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw.  Affectionately known as the “Lady of the Lake”, the TSS Earnslaw, she has been transporting goods to remote settlements and conveying passengers since 1912. 

Oct 11 - Sep 12 *: all year 12pm, 2pm & 4pm daily
Prices from:
$50 Adult /$22 Child

Oct 12 - Sep 13 *: all year 12pm, 2pm & 4pm daily
Nov 12 - 15 Apr 13: 
10am daily
Nov 12 - Mar 13: 6pm & 8pm daily
Prices from: $55 Adult /$22 Child
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins


Walter Peak High Country Farm:
Disembark from your TSS Earnslaw cruise and experience rural New Zealand. Gain an insight into traditional farming lifestyle with our range of activities. 

Walter Peak Farm Excursions
With a walking tour of the farmyard, you will gain an entertaining and informative insight.  Help feed the sheep, get close to the deer and Highland cattle.  Watch the sheep dogs in action and see the the farmer shear a sheep.  Then stroll through the lakeside gardens to the Colonel’s Homestead for a traditional morning or afternoon tea.

May 12 * - Sep 12: 12noon & 2pm daily
Prices from: $75 Adult /$22 Child

15 Oct 12 - 15 Apr 13:
10am daily
Oct 12 * - Sep 13: 12noon & 2pm daily
Prices from: $75 Adult /$22 Child
Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins 
 

Walter Peak Horse Trek Excursions**
For added adventure following your TSS Earnslaw cruise, join a guided horse trek (40 mins).  Our experienced guide will take you across high country farmland to a look-out with spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains.  After returning to the stables, enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel's Homestead.

15 Oct 12 - 15 Apr 13:
10am daily
Oct 12 - 15 Apr 13: 12noon & 2pm daily
Prices from: $110 Adult /$66 Child
Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins


Walter Peak Farm and BBQ Lunch Excursions
NOW OPERATES ALL YEAR

Enjoy the beautiful gardens of the Colonel's Homestead, then relax on the lakeside terrace prior to the barbecue being served.  Crisp salad greens, baked potatoes, crusty bread and fruit salad perfectly complement the lamb chops, beef patties and fresh fish sizzling on the outdoor grill.  After your meal, experience rural New Zealand with the farmyard tour.  

Feb 12 * - Sep 12: 12noon daily
Prices from: $95 Adult /$37 Child

15 Oct 12 - 15 Apr 13: 10am daily
Oct 12 * - Sep 13: 12noon daily
Prices from: $95 Adult /$37 Child
Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins
 

Walter Peak Cycling Excursions:
Combine a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw steamship and cycle along a quiet country road through spectacular high country scenery.

Guided Cycling
Disembark at Walter Peak after your cruise for your small group guided cycling tour (9 per guide). Cycle along a quiet country road through beautiful tussock high country and enjoy stunning views of the Von River and Mount Earnslaw.  Cyclists are accompanied by a van with cycle trailer enabling them to cycle as little or as much as they choose.  An experienced guide is on hand to provide assistance.  Along the way visit Mavora Lakes, traditional musterers' huts and learn about local sheep and cattle stations.

23 Oct 12 - 15 Apr 13: 10am daily
Prices from: $199 Adult /$99.50 Child
Duration: 7 hrs 30 mins
Check in: ONE HOUR prior to departure

Independent Cycling
After disembarking at Walter Peak, with this non-guided cycling option, cyclists explore the very scenic Back Road High Country by themselves using their own bicycles (or independently hire). We provide a small map and a food/beverage voucher that can be redeemed either on board the TSS Earnslaw or at the Colonel’s Homestead, Walter Peak. Upon completion of their ride independent cyclists return to Queenstown by TSS Earnslaw vintage steamship.

Oct 11 - Sep 12: All year *: 12noon & 2pm daily
20 May 12 * - 13 Jul 12: TSS Earnslaw on survey and this is excursion does NOT operate
14 Jul 12 - 30 Sep 12: 12noon daily
Prices from: $70 Adult /$22 Child

Oct 12 - Sep 12: All year *:
 12noon daily
15 Oct 12 - 15 Apr 13: 10am daily
Nov 12 - Mar 13: 2pm daily
Late May 13 * - early July 13: TSS Earnslaw on survey and this is excursion does NOT operate
Early Jul 13 (tbc) - 30 Sep 12: 12noon daily
Prices from: $70 Adult /$22 Child
Duration: Cruise - approx. 45 mins each way plus cycling time
Check in: 30 MINS prior to departure


Walter Peak Evening Dining Excursions
Evening dining at the Colonel's Homestead, Walter Peak, is the perfect end to the day. The after dinner show provides a glimpse into New Zealand farming life.  On your return cruise to Queenstown, relax with a drink from the bar or join a lively sing-along.   

Sample an expansive array of New Zealand’s traditional cuisine from the Carvery Buffet: includes soup, fresh seafood, succulent roast meats, roasted and steamed vegetables and salads, selection of homemade desserts, a New Zealand cheeseboard and freshly brewed tea and coffee.

Oct 11 - May 12 *, Aug - Sep 12:
6pm daily
Prices from: $115 Adult /$57.50 Child
Duration: 4 hrs

Oct 12 - May 13 *, Aug - Sep 13: 6pm daily
Prices from: $115 Adult /$57.50 Child
Duration: 4 hrs

 

Real Journeys  Walter Peak Farm Tour - sheep shearing  Horse trekking group  BBQ lunch at Walter Peak  TSS Earnslaw cruising back to Queenstown  Choose from Guided or Independent Cycling options  Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains

 Walter Peak Gardens