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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm - Real Journeys

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm

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Vicki Hoskinson

Australia

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 over 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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Chris

Australia

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

Australia

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

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

Australia

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

Australia

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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Jurgen

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great ship tour with Real Journeys.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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David

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 almost 9 years ago

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Lucy Duffy

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent activity and worth the money.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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sandytemp22

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We had a wonderful day on this old paddle steamer and at the sheep station. The boat leaves from Queenstown and takes you over to the farm station where we watched the sheep dogs rounding up the sheep.
We could also pat the sheep and some people had a go at trying to shear one! Well worth the day.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Ian Bailey

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Trip on Earnslaw to Mitre Peak station. Great trip, lovely people to deal with - had a great time.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Hayley Atkinson

England

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice, enjoyable for children. Even better when weather good. Tour guide was great - very joyful.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Lyn Deavin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Just went across the lake and back - pleasant trip.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Tom Connis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Heritage trip to Walter Peak Homestead - fabulous weather and small number on trip helped. Excellent guide, well worthwhile.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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AJ van Pelt

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

In Queenstown - great!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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qofd

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful boat and a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. Lots of stunning photos to be taken on the journey and a different view of Queenstown. Excellent value for money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rob Hitsert

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Good trip across lake.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Van den Borne

Belgium

Ranking: 7/10

Good guides, well worth the money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Julie

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful scenery and interesting ship to explore. Steve is a friendly captain who is fabulous with the children. Farmer Tom was entertaining and lots of good information. Great range of animals and show.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Malcolm McLean

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Trip to Walter Peak Farm is a great contrast to the bustle of Queenstown itself.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Alice Galley

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great boat tour to Walter Peak. Dinner and drinks if you like. Awesome just to be on a boat like that.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bahner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice people, interesting technique of the steamer.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Wijnhoven

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Steamboat in Queesntown. Great trip with nice staff.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Robert Cox

England

Ranking: 8/10

Visit to Walter High Country Farm and steam ship - good/excellent.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rosey834

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

On New Year's Eve 2010, travelled by the steamship out to Walters Peak homestead as part of a bus tour. Journey out was great with the weather really working in our favour, sunshine and little wind. The journey back was even better, as song book were given out so that we could singalong with a pianist on border. Great fun.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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aggiemary04

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We did the cruise/dinner/sheep shearing show. It was a really good evening. The buffet had TOO much food! It was hard picking what to eat. It was all good as well! The show was really interesting and my husband the marine engineer LOVED the engine room on the ship. Great experience!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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animal_end

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A really good trip, and in my opinion much better value for money than the Milford Sound cruises. We took the Walter Peak farm tour option with afternoon tea and had a lovely relaxing afternoon at Walter Peak coupled with the excitement and interest of seeing the steam ship and all of its workings.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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nuwee

Thailand

Ranking: 10/10

Why not? Liked it, the cruise is fun with singalong songs and the farm experience is good for closing encounter with sheep and such.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Omar Frenchy

France

Ranking: 9/10

Short trip.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Russ Turner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A really interesting, educational and enjoyable day out with only five in our group for the cream tea option we had almost a personal service from our guide Lindsey.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Kevin and Teresa

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

We took the evening cruise (6pm) and were blessed with a beautiful evening - sunny, warm and clear. The lake looked serene and the views magnificent. The steamship was lovely and is a working piece of history. The 90 minutes was over too quickly. Recommend.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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th schuermann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice landscape and nice of yo ulike old steamships, you can watch the steam engine working.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Gordon and Joyce

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Went to Walter Peak on the Earnslaw from Queenstown.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Brian Morris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very good.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Luternauer

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Queenstown (Farm Tour) Brilliant tour guide on the farm excellent.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Paul

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Great cruise, very nice lunch,but Queenstown prices.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Tony X

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Ake Erlandsson

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

A boattripp a a farm and we see the dogs work with sheeps and cutting of sheeps and stuff.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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R Gilge

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Nice trip out to the sheep farm at Walters Peak.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Casarotti Luana

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

"Walter Peak Farm Excursions" a very nice afternoon!!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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john west

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Nostalgic trip.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in January 2009

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stevnba

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good experience. Nice relaxing trip on lake wakatipu. Worth doing except $98 is a touch expensive for the 1 1/2 hour trip.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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TomL

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Really fun and relaxing way to get out on the lake. The views are incredible. Bring lots of layers if you want to be out on the deck because it's brutal cold. There is an optional farm excursion that was probably fun but we didn't do that, so can't comment on it.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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HollyB

England

Ranking: 10/10

We had a glorious day for our trip with all the family. The children enjoyed the farm walk. Afternoon tea was enjoyed by all. For us older people, we enjoyed the sing-song round the piano on the way back! Thanks

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in October 2008

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nickm

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Interesting and varied activities on-board. You can partake in as mush or as little as you wish.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Dirk

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good organisation, service full.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Trevor

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

An absolute gem, steam supreme. I spent the first half in the engine room & the scenery was spectacular on the return.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Yunker

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Wine, music, food and scenery. I was in heaven.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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suedavies

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

a GREAT tour the farm show was a scream Lindsay was one of the best presentors that we have seen - if you want a night filled with wonderful scenery aboard the amazing Earnslaw, to a lovely meal then onto the fun filled Farm Show (even for Kiwi's) this is the tour for you.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Zane

United States

Ranking: 10/10

I was blown away by the beauty of Queenstown. The journey on the TSS Earnslaw will leave a lasting memory.

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Anke Bohrer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Loved the farm tour-real Kiwis, great fun for everyone!

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Judy Williamson

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

great experience. Especially for Steam buffs. Great adventure for all the family.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Toni Keown

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The feed was awesome and the view was amazing

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Jennifer Baulch

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

I enjoyed this very much. Sometimes got the sense you were being rushed for the next dinner session.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Linda and Peter

Canada

Ranking: 8/10

Quite well done.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Andreas Brett

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice trip.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Lisa Tame

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Really enjoyed it.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Charles Price

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really good fun. Well organised, thought it would be a bit cliche but it was great.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Cole Penelope

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We had a perfect day traveling aboard the Earnslaw to the Walter Peak farm where we had cream tea!

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Roger & Margaret

England

Ranking: 8/10

A pleasant ride in an 'old fashioned way'.

Reviewed over 13 years ago

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Bronwyn Gaby

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Food was great! Farm experience was really enjoyable.

Reviewed almost 14 years ago

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beesom

England

Ranking: 7/10

Chill out and relax

Reviewed about 14 years ago and experienced in February 2007