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Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

  • Vintage steamship cruise across Lake Wakatipu
  • Chef-prepared barbecue lunch with meats, cheeses, salads, and desserts
  • Watch a sheepdog and sheep-shearing demonstration
Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch
From US$70.32
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12pm departure - all year (except survey period) The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 28 May - 15 July 2018, during this period a launch will substitute).
10am departure - all year (except survey period) The TSS Earnslaw will be on survey 28 May - 15 July 2018, during this period a launch will substitute).

Cruise Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a barbecue lunch served with spectacular views of the Southern Alps. Take a tour that bundles a scenic trip on a vintage steamship, a meal on the homestead's terrace, and demonstrations of traditional farming skills. The menu showcases local cuisine food from the Central Otago region.

What to Expect

Make your way to a wharf on the Queenstown waterfront to board the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship that’s more than a century old. Check out the engine room to see how the twin-screw propellers are powered, or just enjoy the view from the open deck—bring your camera for panoramic shots of the mountains.

Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, sit down to a barbecue lunch on the terrace. Sample salads, local cheeses, and meats, with the option to add for-fee wine pairings from Central Otago.

Before or after lunch, watch farm show demonstration that includes working sheepdogs and sheep shearing, then board the TSS Earnslaw for the return trip to Queenstown.

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1 - 5 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
BBQ lunch

We have done the Earnslaw trip over to Walter Peak for the gourmet bbq lunch twice now and still not disappointed. Mulled wine on the way over to the station a must, scenery amazing 😊

1  Thank AnnieLo1961
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing trip great for families

Get to the boat early so you get a seat! Then sit back and enjoy the amazing scenery. The shearing show was great and we loved he dogs Leo and ace. But the bbq lunch wow better than we could ever expect so much amazing...More

3  Thank melprewer
Reviewed 20 July 2018
The best ever BBQ lunch we ever had

we came all the way from Wanaka to Queens town for the Walter Peak trip and we choose Real Journey because we had good experience with them at Te-Anau. We were right on time for the cruise and ofcourse for the BBQ lunch which was...More

Thank SojanIpe
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Still awesome, second time round.

Having thoroughly enjoyed this bbq lunch last year we chose to go back. Being a kiwi family, sheep sharing wasn’t of much interest to us so last year we went straight to the bbq lunch...it was amazing! Great setting, awesome array of perfectly meat and...More

Thank Teagle
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Excellent -

Beautifully presented - tasty fresh loads of choice Buffet style BBQ lunch - One of the best meals i had in NZ - Everything about this was perfect the chefs ,staff - I enjoyed and loved everything about this - The wait staff, the chefs...More

Thank missy b
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8 June 2018|
Response from Frank C | Reviewed this property |
Fery, you can take the TSS Earnslaw from downtown Queenstown for a 45 minute boat ride over to Walter Peak. You can choose to have an optional, extra cost BBQ lunch once you're on the island and after the sheep shearing... More