Walter Peak Cycling

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm

Cycle along the Back Road through spectacular high country

At Walter Peak High Country Farm we offer both guided and non-guided cycling options.

Walter Peak Guided Cycling

Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw vintage steamship to Walter Peak and then join our small group guided cycling tour. Cycle along a quiet country road through beautiful tussock high country and enjoy stunning views of the Von River, surrounding mountains and snow covered Mount Earnslaw at the head of Lake Wakatipu.  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 and answer questions.

Along the way visit Mavora Lakes, traditional musterers’ huts and learn about the neighbouring high country sheep and cattle stations.  On arrival back at Walter Peak visit the Colonel’s Homestead before boarding the TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise back to Queenstown.

 Group size limited to 9 per guide
 Picnic lunch, hot drinks and afternoon tea included
 2 - 3 hours leisurely cycling (15-35 kms depending on fitness)
 Quiet back country road through mostly gently rolling terrain
 Moderate fitness required
 Suitable for children 10 years and over
We supply:

- Good quality mountain bikes and safety helmets
- Picnic lunch, afternoon tea and hot drinks

What to bring:

Day pack, drink/snacks, walking shoes, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, suncream/sunglasses/sunhat, insect repellent and camera

Walter Peak Guided Cycling is operated jointly by Real Journeys and Around the Mountain Cycle Tours/Outside Sports. The cycling segment of the excursion is yet to be assessed by Qualmark.


 "20% Multi Saver" on selected excursions!

Buy 2 or more different excursions and SAVE 20% off all lower priced!  
 


 

Walter Peak Independent Cycling

With this non-guided cycling option, cyclists cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw and then explore the very scenic Back Road by themselves using their own bicycles (or independently hired).

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.

 Quiet back country road through mostly gently rolling terrain
 Suitable for experienced cyclists only
 Moderate fitness recommended
 TSS Earnslaw return cruise departure times from Walter Peak


Please note:  Mountain bikes can easily be hired in Queenstown from Outside Sports or other local suppliers.  With this option cyclists need to be fully self sufficient with food/drink etc and well equipped in terms of gear and clothing as the cycling route along the Back Road is remote and there are no shops or other services.  Safety helmets must be worn on the road and cyclists must not enter adjoining privately owned farmland.  There is no accommodation on this western side of Lake Wakatipu, so it is important cyclists ensure they make their return cruise back to Queenstown.

Note: The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey mid May 2015 - early July 2015 and will NOT be operating.

We supply:

- Small map
- Snack voucher that can be redeemed on board either the TSS Earnslaw or at the Colonel’s Homestead, Walter Peak for one drink (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soft drink, house wine or tap beer) and your choice of one food item (scone, muffin, slice of cake, pikelets or a small packet of chips/peanuts).

What to bring:

Mountain bike, safety helmet, bike repair kit, day pack, lunch, drink/snacks, walking shoes, waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, suncream/sunglasses/sunhat, insect repellent and camera.


Walter Peak Guided Cycling Excursions - from Queenstown
Season: Nov - Apr, daily departures
Duration: 7 hrs 30 mins
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
Departs: 10am
Prices from: $219 adult / $110 child
Find Availability and Prices
Calendar
Please note:

  • Suitable for children 10 years and over
  • Child rates apply for 10 - 14 years
  • Note: Does NOT operate on 25 Dec (Christmas Day) & 1 Jan (New Year's Day)

Walter Peak Independent Cycling - from Queenstown
Season: All year, daily departures
Duration: Cruise - approximately 45 mins each way
12 Jul 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
Departs: 12noon
Prices from: $70 adult return / $22 child return
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
Departs: 10am & 12noon
Prices from: $70 adult return / $22 child return
1 Nov 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
Departs: 10am & 12noon
Prices from: $70 adult return / $22 child return
1 May 2015 - mid May 2015
Departs: 12noon
Prices from: $70 adult return / $22 child return
Mid May 2015 - early Jul 2015
Departs: TSS Earnslaw on survey and NOT operating during these times
Early Jul 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
Departs: 12noon
Prices from: $70 adult return / $22 child return
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
Departs: 10am & 12noon
Find Availability and Prices
Calendar
Please note:

  • This booking process only requires you to select your departure time from Queenstown. At check-in you can choose your preferred return time from Walter Peak and you will be advised of return check-in procedures
  • Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years
  • * The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey and NOT operating: mid May 2015 - early Jul 2015
  • Independent cyclists MUST be fully self sufficient with mountain bike, food, drink, repair kit, clothing (including safety helmet) for their day trip, as there are no shops or services
  • Independent cyclists MUST ensure they allow adequate time to make their return cruise to Queenstown. (There is no accommodation nor direct road access back to Queenstown from this western side of Lake Wakatipu)
  • Independent cyclists must refer to the return cruise departure times from Walter Peak. These departure times are noted on your booking confirmation and also on a handout when you check-in.




Real Journeys
Tel +64 3 249 7416
Freephone 0800 65 65 01 (within NZ)
Email contact@realjourneys.co.nz
© 2007 Real Journeys. Updated Saturday, 20 January 2018