This Walter Peak farm tour and vintage-ship cruise is ideal for travelers who would like to spend a few hours outside of Queenstown without traveling too far. Combine a variety of magical experiences in one trip: take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on a classic steamer, stop for tea at a Colonel’s Homestead, and explore a working farmyard, where you can even try your hand at wool-spinning and sheep-shearing.
Upon arrival to the Walter Peak High Country Farm, head to the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant for tea and homemade snacks or baked goods. Wander through the lakeside gardens and head to the farmyard for a tour.
See resident sheep, cattle, deer, and goats, as well as a sheep-dog demonstration. After some expert demonstrations, try your hand at sheep-shearing and wool-spinning.
Get back on the boat for the journey back to Queenstown, and get dropped off at the wharf.
Departure Point: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Shotover Street, Queenstown