TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: New Zealand, Otago, Queenstown

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Queenstown
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


A return scenic cruise from Queenstown Bay, across stunning Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on our vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, a farm demonstration and a delicious BBQ Lunch served on the sunny terrace at the Colonel’s Homestead.

The rural demonstrator will give guests an insight into life in the New Zealand high country by providing an entertaining farm show including working sheep dogs.

Enjoy a unique dining experience at Walter Peak where the menu showcases food and wine from the wider Central Otago region. Chefs prepare a tasty selection of meats on the outdoor grill, while fresh, seasonal salads and vegetables are available from the dining area of the Colonel’s Homestead. Top off lunch with a selection of delicious sweet treats and local cheeses.

Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

Return Cruise on Lake Wakatipu on the steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown to Walter Peak. Stop at Walter Peak for lunch and a sheep shearing demonstration.

Stop At: Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant, Walter Peak 9793, New Zealand

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience – a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch and a farm demo in a stunning lakeside setting.

Your lunch starts with a cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once there, you can sit back on the lakeside terrace of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and savor the delicious aromas as our chef has the best of local produce, sizzling away on the grill.

Our lunch menu has been refreshed with the introduction of our new executive chef, so you'll have a plenty to choose from our seasonal menu - salads, vegetables, succulent meat cooked on the outdoor rotisserie or grill. If you’re vegetarian, don’t worry, you are well catered for too. Then finish your meal with a scrumptious dessert.

After your lunch, you can join an entertaining farm demonstration or explore the beautiful lakeside gardens.

Please note: The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 02 June – 15 July 2018 and the TSS Earnslaw will NOT be operating. During this period travel to and from Walter Peak is by launch and the lower price reflects this change.

  • Gourmet BBQ Lunch
  • Farm Show
  • Live English commentary on board as well as interpretation handouts in English, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Note: Menu items are subject to change based on chef's discretion and seasonal availability.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
Departure Point

88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


25 Jan, 2023

Stunning views & fantastic food! The journey on the TSS Earnslaw was absolutely beautiful with amazing ambiance provided at the front of the ship. Truly a memorable excursion and half day trip.

Jo D

24 Jan, 2023

We treated ourselves to this trip as it was the last day of our holiday - and we were so glad we did ! The beautiful old steamer was a real treat. Plenty of room inside for all and a bar to welcome us on board was very nice! The bbq lunch was in a glorious setting and the staff and all crew were super helpful. We were totally stuffed with lovely food and enjoyed a glass of wine looking out over the beautiful lake.


24 Jan, 2023

We were bought thus trip to celebrate a significant birthday. It couldn’t have been a better way to spend the day. The sun shone and we had a beautiful trip across the lake. The food was amazing and we sat on the veranda watching the sun shine off the lapping water. Brilliant


23 Jan, 2023

Lovely boat trip, Walter Peake farm is beautiful. Buffet lunch was tasty, fresh and plentiful. Mmmm. well worth visiting. Thoroughly recommend x


22 Jan, 2023

The steamship and gourmet BBQ were excellent. I would recommend this trip to anyone. We also had excellent weather.

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Exceeded all our expectations


Good relaxing rewarding day trip


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