TSS Earnslaw 7 U

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

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A spectacular alpine resort with magnificent scenery, Queenstown is set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu and is a four season destination.

A trip aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw is one of the town’s iconic experiences – much more than a lake cruise, this is a trip back in time, a vantage point for some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, plus your ticket to a working sheep station. 

Disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Farm there are many ways to experience a traditional New Zealand way of life.  You can choose to interact with animals in a Farm Excursion, head into the high country with Horse Trek or explore further afield and check out Lord of the Rings locations with the Guided Cycle Tour or Mavora Lakes High Country Tour. 

Most tours include a superb morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and time for a wander around the glorious lakeside colonial gardens. You can stay for a sizzling Gourmet Barbecue Lunch or make a special trip culminating in an expansive evening meal. If you are looking for a superb restaurant in Queenstown, the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant is more than just dining but an experience in itself!

The Earnslaw is a ‘must do’ activity in Queenstown, and you’ll surely be disappointed if you don’t plan to stay a while at her destination.

Queenstown is the perfect place to base yourself and explore the local areas - we offer a range of activities and tours from Queenstown to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Te Anau and Stewart Island.