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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm - Real Journeys

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm

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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm - Real Journeys
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm - Real Journeys
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm - Real Journeys
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm - Real Journeys


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South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


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Vicki Hoskinson's avatar

Vicki Hoskinson


Ranking: 10/10

What a lovely view and a very peaceful couple of hours

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Lisa Peric

Ranking: 9/10

It was really easy and organised logically, we found the Real Journeys office really easy and they printed off our tickets right away. The boat ride was nice with good scenery and photo opportunities. The farm was such a great experience, the animals were so cute and friendly and our guide was very good at giving us explanations about the sheep shearing. We had a small group on the farm tour which was good, most people went to the BBQ lunch but I was more than happy getting to feed the animals and getting some cute photos! We then got afternoon tea and the sultana scones were amazing!
I was also going to book a milford sound tour but unfortunately after I booked and paid I realised that it clashed with something else I already booked that I couldn't change. Real journeys were so nice and understanding, they allowed me to cancel it and get a refund. Saved me so much stress!

Real journeys and Walter Peak are great people to deal with, thank you!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Emma Philpott

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

$79 per adult is a little expensive but for us it was the perfect trip on a beautiful sunny day. We had a tour of the farmfed animals, saw sheep shearing, delicious high tea (unlimited), walked through rose gardens. And all this after a ride on a vintage steamboat to and from Queenstown. I would do this again over any of the Milford Sound trips!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Ranking: 9/10

Great views of Lake Wakatipu, very big steamship but a lot of tourists. Can be quite pricey but the buffet lunch was yummy with good quality food.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Rachel S


Ranking: 4/10

This WOULD have been a beautiful cruise had it not been booked with twice as many people as what should have been on the tour. You were squeezed onto the boat (which is a large boat...there were just so many people) where you jostled for a seat, off the boat and off to the farm tour. This would have been good if we could have found a seat (none left) and been able to see. This was followed by a morning tea where everyone was grabbing at the food afraid they were going to miss out because there were so many people. Then it was time to go. Another stream of people came off one end of the returning boat and were squeezed back on the other end. We called it the sausage factory! Very disappointing for the amount of money we paid!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Mark and Kim Vincent

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Really great to see old machinery in work.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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GN100's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Dinner cruise - excellent - well maintained steamship in a stunning location.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Colin Billington


Ranking: 4/10

A little twee old fashioned (although historical) commentary over the top. Too many rude brunettes. For the over 80's.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ian Stanbury


Ranking: 10/10

This trip on the TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown was one of the many highlights on our tour of the South Island. To be able to enter the engine room area and experience the sound, smells and vibrations of the 2 steam engines and watch the stokers feed the boilers and the engine drivers follow the commands from the bridge brought boyhood memories flooding back. Take any trip they offer that suits you and I'm sure you too will come away with memories that will last you a lifetime !

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Michael Nolan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Pleasant experience - only marred by our oriental tourists - do they think they will miss something if they are not first in queue ?
Enjoyed the peace and tranquility.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Mike Edwards

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Steam ship - excellent.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Great ship tour with Real Journeys.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

David's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 5/10

This was an interesting trip but felt a bit put off by the staff who obviously have had their fill of tourists. Boat trip to Walter Peak was relaxing although busy. When we got to the farm we can only describe the scene as chaos as no one seemed to know what was going on. Food at BBQ was good but again we felt we were wandering around prior to finding it a bit lost. Touch more organisation please.

Reviewed over 8 years ago