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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$72.79
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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).
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).

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 32 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
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 weeks ago
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
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Best buffet lunch ever!

Steamboat ride was smooth and enjoyed both the ride and the pictures of the history of the boat. Views from ride are spectacular and breath taking. Sheep ampitheatre presentation was great and the dogs very entertaining. Shearing so close was great. Now let's discuss the...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile
Felt very hurried

The food was great no issue with that, just the overall experience felt a bit rushed as by the time you get to the restaurant there is less than an hour for lunch- you still have to make your way to the kitchen / meat...More

Thank hungrysumo
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile
Get a Gourmet Delight and Fabulous Scenery

This cruise is truly a hidden gem. The mountains are a absolutely spectacular and the full gourmet lunch is true home cooking with a spread better than any cruise you have ever been on. They gave us a full demonstration of sheep dogs in action...More

Thank FDM-Virginia
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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