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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

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Queenstown, New Zealand
TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
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Depart Queenstown aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Travel round-trip by vintage steamship and dig into a gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy chef-prepared Central Otago specialties accompanied by salads, desserts, and local cheeses. Don’t miss the sheep shearing demonstration or showmanship by the farm’s sheepdogs.
  • Half-day trip to Walter Peak High Country Farm from Queenstown
  • Cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw
  • Be charmed by sheep herding and shearing demos
  • Feast on a BBQ lunch prepared by the farm chef
  • Enjoy specialty meats, cheeses, salads and desserts
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Gourmet BBQ Lunch
Farm Show
Live English commentary on board as well as interpretation handouts in English, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Chinese
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
88 Beach Street , 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to Real Journeys Visitor Centre on Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown Bay

12:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Note: Menu items are subject to change based on chef's discretion and seasonal availability.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch.

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  • "The bbq lunch is great with a variety of meats, vegetables and even have dessert table for the sweet tooth." See review
  • "The entire trip was very well organized and both kids and adults will love being able to see the twin steam engines power the TSS Earnslaw." See review
  • "We would highly recommend the the trip and gourmet BBQ lunch." See review


272 Reviews

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The whole trip was...
, May 2022
The whole trip was fabulous. Great value for money. Pianist singing was such lovely touch. Food on board was an option however the buffet lunch was amazing fresh produce plenty of it.
A Fabulous Historic Sensory Experience
, May 2022
Lovely food in a superb location. The TSS Earnslaw is so iconic. We have historic family connections which made the trip just magic.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review Linda. To have historic family connections to this experience makes it so special, we are happy to know it didn't disappoint!
The trip was great and...
, May 2022
The trip was great and the food and service was exquisite . I would definitely recommend this trip. The food variety was big and the meat was very tender . Great quality .
icon Response from Host , May 2022
We are so please to read your review and that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to write it.
Worth the experience with an A++
, May 2022
Really enjoyed everything, the boat ride there and back, but the farm experience of food and a walk around interacting with the animals was the highlight of my holiday……best lamb meat ever!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Wow A++.... thank you Jemma for your review. We are so happy to hear this was the highlight of your holiday!
Just enjoyed the whole outing
, May 2022
Seeing how beautiful Walter peak Station is..and the buffet meal..and of course the Earslaw boat trip
Simply Amazing
, May 2022
A visit to Queenstown is not complete without the TSS Earnslaw cruise and BBQ buffet at the Wallter Peak High Country Farm. The trip was absolutely brilliant and the food was just perfect. The staff was well organized. We were a big crowd but it went smoothly. Thank for this wonderful experience.
Walter peak cruise and bbq
, May 2022
Best buffet meal ever had .. better selection than any wedding reception or restaurant.. worth doing the awesome cruise just for the meal alone .. total 15 our of ten AAAAA
, May 2022
Very nice experience and will surely come back again. couples getaway , romantic choice! food is delicious 😋
Kids love the show
, May 2022
Kids love the show in the farm!Overall experience is good. One thing could be improved is to let us know approximately how soon we could begin the lunch. As our table was in the sun and we sat in the sun for a bit too long to start the lunch. If we knew the waiting time, we could walk around before getting lunch. It is quite beautiful there.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
The farm show is a favorite of ours as well! It is good to get the feedback back on the communication on when the lunch is due to begin, we will ensure we pass this information onto the team. Thank you for your review.
I felt lunch was rushed....
, Apr 2022
I felt lunch was rushed. My daughter didnt get any hot vegetables or potatoes so had to settle for a small scraping of salad. Farm display and gardens were the highlights of this trip.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
RealNZ are very sorry to hear that you felt the lunch was rushed. We do appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback as this allows our team to improve on this experience. Nevertheless, we are disappointed that it didn’t live up to your expectations and sincerely apologise for this.

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