Get a taste of New Zealand’s farming lifestyle at Walter Peak High Country Farm.
Situated on picturesque Lake Wakatipu’s south-western shores, the farm is the perfect place to spend a relaxing few hours. The Farm Tour itself is a wonderful, interactive experience for the whole family, with something to keep everyone entertained and happy.
Our rural host will meet you after you disembark from the TSS Earnslaw and take you for a walking tour of the farmyard. The first stop is the holding pens, where you can help feed the sheep and deer, and even get up close to the Scottish Highland Cattle. Then stroll through the lakeside gardens to the charming Colonel’s Homestead for morning or afternoon tea.
Afterwards the farmer will lead you over to the shearing shed where you can watch the farm dogs rounding up sheep from the hill paddocks, and see the farmer shear a sheep. You will then board the TSS Earnslaw for your cruise back to Queenstown.
- Morning or afternoon tea provided (scones, cakes and slices freshly baked at the farm; tea/coffee/fruit juice)
- Option to add a Gourmet BBQ lunch to the experience
- Duration 3hrs 30mins
- Suitable for all ages
Please note: The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 11 May - 28 June 2015 and mid May - mid June 2016. During this period travel to and from Walter Peak is by launch and the lower price reflects this change.