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Passengers boarding the TSS Earnslaw vintage steamship at Walter Peak

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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 Tour, head into the high country with a 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 dinner 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 TSS 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.