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  • The Earnslaw cruises across Lake Wakatipu in the sunshine The Earnslaw cruises across Lake Wakatipu in the sunshine

    Queenstown

    TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruises

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    Queenstown

    TSS Earnslaw Lake Cruises

    Queenstown
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    Queenstown

    TSS Earnslaw Lake Cruises

    Queenstown

A cruise on Lake Wakatipu aboard the iconic steamship the TSS Earnslaw is undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience Queenstown’s famed scenic beauty. 

The leisurely 90 minute cruise across the lake showcases some of Queenstown’s spectacular alpine scenery while offering you plenty of time to explore a piece of Queenstown’s living history – the 103 year old TSS Earnslaw.

You can visit the engine room and see its giant steam engines at work, view the collection of historical photos in our mini-museum, check out the bridge or even join a sing-along with the pianist. Or if you’d much rather, kick back and enjoy a wine or beer or some café-style food at our on-board Promenade Café and Bar.

Cruises depart regularly throughout the day. You can choose to do a cruise, or a cruise, combined with a visit to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a guided farm tour, horse trek, barbecue lunch or evening dining.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip and President Bill Clinton are among the famous people who have enjoyed their TSS Earnslaw experience. We’re sure you will too!

  • Duration 1hr 30 mins (cruise only)
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Promenade Cafe with cafe food and licensed bar

Please note:  The TSS Earnslaw will undergo annual maintenance mid May 2017 - late June 2017 and will NOT be operating.  Alternatively choose the 'Walter Peak Farm Tour' and travel across Lake Wakatipu is by launch.

Book Your TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruises

in Queenstown

Cruise
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Departs: Daily, various departures
Season: All Year (except mid May 2017 - late June 2017 when the TSS Earnslaw will undergo annual maintenance).

From NZD: $57

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- Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years
- Infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge but MUST be added to your booking
- The TSS Earnslaw will undergo annual maintenance mid May 2017 - late June 2017 and will NOT be operating. Alternatively choose the Walter Peak Farm Tour and travel across Lake Wakatipu by launch
- On occasions 6pm (duration 1hr 30 mins) or 8pm (duration 2hrs) cruise only departures may be scheduled - minimum numbers apply. Please provide contact details for early advice in the event of a cancellation. Please reconfirm 48 hours prior to departure
- TSS Earnslaw Special Cruises: On 31 Dec 2016 a TSS Earnslaw New Year's Eve Cruise will operate around the Frankton Arm, departing at 10.30pm - contact us for more information