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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner - RealNZ


For a dining experience unlike any other in Queenstown, join us on a trip to the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant at Walter Peak High Country Farm.


  • Unique dining experience
  • Amazing scenery
  • Delicious and extensive menu

Join RealNZ for a truly special and unique dining experience unlike any other in Queenstown.

Your evening begins with a magical cruise across Lake Wakatipu aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship launched in 1912 and rich in local pioneering history.

Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm on the opposite side of the lake it is time to disembark for the ambience of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant situated in beautiful gardens.

The menu includes an extensive range of local and New Zealand produce, succulent meats cooked on the rotisserie, a delicious range of vegetables and salads. Then finish with your dining experience with tantalising desserts, cheeses and freshly brewed tea and coffee.

After dinner enjoy a stroll around the beautiful gardens.

The entertainment continues on the spectacular night-time cruise home, where you can join in on a sing-a-long with the ship's pianist or just enjoy the fresh air and stunning views on the deck as the sparkling lights of Queenstown draw closer.

*Delivery of dinner will always comply directly with Hospitality regulations in regards to Government Alert Levels around Covid 19. Depending on the alert level at the time, dinner may be served as buffet platters to each table with a dedicated server or will be the traditional buffet help-yourself-style. These offerings are subject to change at the last moment before travel to comply with government decisions.

Adult - 6pm $149.00
Child - 6pm $70.00
Adult - 4pm $149.00
Child - 4pm $70.00

What's included

  • Return Cruise
  • Gourmet BBQ dinner
  • Farm demonstration



  • Duration: 4 hours

    Departure Location: RealNZ Visitor Centre on Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach St, Queenstown Bay. As you're pre-booked please queue directly at the TSS Earnslaw.

    Check In: Please check in a minimum of 20 minutes prior to departure.

Available Bookings from 08 Aug to 14 Aug 2022

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  • Adult - 4pm$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child - 4pm$70.00

  • Adult - 4pm$129.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child - 4pm$70.00

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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Helen from New Zealand wrote on 10 March 2020

Wonderful night out

A really enjoyable trip across the lake. The meal was excellent though probably not so good for vegans. As a meat lover it was terrific. The staff do a great job. The farm show was well done though I did realise (when the show had started) why hardly anyone was sitting on the right hand side - you can't really see the dogs working in the lower field. Clearly their tour leaders had given them instructions before arriving at Walter Peak. We still enjoyed the show however. Maybe a screen should be set up so all can easily view the dogs movements? When we booked we did advise that one of our group had trouble walking & we were advised that it was not far to the show but actually it is a wee distance & an uphill climb so she had to return to the Earnslaw rather than view the show. It would be worth while considering a way to get those with mobility difficulties up to the show. However we all thoroughly enjoyed our evening & were so glad we had done it.

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Renee Stephens from Australia wrote on 27 March 2020

Great Experience

Fantastic outing on a beautiful old ship. Well worth the experience . Lunch was delicious..

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Rachel Butler from New Zealand wrote on 18 March 2020

A must do experience

I cannot rate this highly enough. The trip was absolutely lovely on the Earnslaw, the Highcountry venue magnificent, the meal the best I have ever had anywhere in New Zealand. The farm show was very informative and just enough. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Jade Spiers-Allan from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2020


The most amazing food and view to eat dinner!

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Scott Russell from New Zealand wrote on 06 May 2022

Amazing Experience

We have missed this a few times and we finally managed to do it. Staff are amazing, food from dinner is so good, Would recomend to anyone visiting Queenstown.

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