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TSS Earnslaw Cruise

It’s one of the best ways to see Queenstown’s surrounding landscape – a cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the iconic century-old coal fired steamship, the TSS Earnslaw.

Highlights

  • Unique cruise Queenstown’s on-board NZ's iconic steamship
  • Witness breathtaking alpine scenery
  • Visit the engine room and historic museum on-board
  • Food and drink available to purchase from onboard bar and cafe

Cruising beautiful Lake Wakatipu aboard Queenstown’s iconic steamship - the TSS Earnslaw is undoubtedly one of Queenstown’s must-do activities.

Like stepping into a postcard, you’ll be spellbound by the magic and grandeur of the “Lady of the Lake” as she showcases the best of Queenstown’s stunning scenic beauty.

Take in the breath-taking alpine views from the unique TSS Earnslaw as the leisurely 90 minute cruise takes you across the lake to picturesque Walter Peak High Country Farm and back again.

While underway you can visit the engine room, watch the stokers in action, view the collection of historical photos in the onboard mini museum or sing-along with the ship's pianist. Wine, beer, beverages and snacks can be purchased from the onboard Promenade Cafe and Bar.

In her 108 year history, the TSS Earnslaw has wowed many thousands of tourists, including many illustrious guests such as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip and President Bill Clinton to name just a few.

With something for everyone you will be sure to love this breath-taking trip on Queenstown’s own iconic steamship - it’s truly an experience not to be missed.

Adult $70.00
Child $30.00 (5 - 14 years)
Infant $0.00 (0- 4 years)

What's included

  • 1 hour 30 minute cruise
  • Farm Yard Walk

Location

Notes

  • Retail prices from 1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2020: $70 Adult, $30 Child (5 - 14 years), Infants (0-4 years) are free of charge.

    Duration: 1hr 30mins (cruise only passengers do NOT disembark at Walter Peak)

    Departures: Various departures daily from the Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown - check in 20 minutes before departure.

    10am daily (all year round)

    12noon daily (all year round)

    2pm daily (all year round)

    4pm daily (all year round)

    6pm & 8pm (27 Dec 29 Feb only)

    Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or special.

Available Bookings from September 26 to October 02

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 26 Sep
Mon 27 Sep
Tue 28 Sep
Wed 29 Sep
Thu 30 Sep
Fri 1 Oct
Sat 2 Oct

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Kalo Malthus from New Zealand wrote on 17 July 2020

Exceeded expectations

The boat was beautiful, down to the smallest details. And there were amazing little extras - like being able to look into the steam room etc. The cafe had delicious food, and fantastic service. And the farm tour was totally cool. It was a big highlight of the trip. So worth it. Even my teenage kids thought it was awesome!

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janellec from New Zealand wrote on 17 July 2020

Beautiful ship

Great way to relax for a few hours on a beautiful ship with some stunning scenery.

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Alison Mcleod-Jones from New Zealand wrote on 03 August 2020

Lake Trip!;

A very pleasant and relaxed ways to see the beauties of Lake Wakatipu, and experience a little of high country agricultural life. The farm visit was an interesting interlude.

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Cyril Hellier from United Kingdom wrote on 26 March 2020

Unique experience

You must go on the TSS Earnslaw if you are in Queenstown. It is a great way to view the scenery from the water but the thrill of seeing, hearing and smelling a marine steam engine takes you back to the days that represent the early development of New Zealand. A truly visceral experience!

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kazwindy from New Zealand wrote on 23 August 2021

Birthday Cruise

Awesome trip on the Earnslaw. Friendly staff and great facilities. Would highly recommend as a must do when visiting Queenstown.

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