TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruises

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 100 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 be on survey mid May - mid June 2016 and will NOT be operating.  Alternatively choose the 'Walter Peak Farm Tour' or 'Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch' and travel across Lake Wakatipu by launch.

TSS Earnslaw Lake Cruises

in Queenstown


Season: All Year (except mid May - mid June 2016 when the TSS Earnslaw is on survey).

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

From $55

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