Walter Peak Eco Experience from Queenstown

Meals included
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
Eco certified - ecotourism
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Highlights & inclusions

Unique eco-tourism experience in Queenstown
Scenic cruise on the famous TSS Earnslaw
Plant a native tree or shrub
Learn about New Zealand conservation efforts
Delicious Ploughman’s Platter with local produce
Say hello to friendly farm animals

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Sun, Apr 14, 2024

What you can expect

Get involved in a unique Queenstown eco tour with the three and a half hour Walter Peak Eco Experience departing from Queenstown. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this iconic destination promises an unforgettable adventure for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Take part in the reforestation project at Walter Peak Station in Queenstown, discover more about local wildlife and cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the famous TSS Earnslaw Steamship. The Walter Peak Eco Experience unveils the charm of Queenstown favourite high country station, while also allowing visitors to contribute to the farm's conservation efforts. Discover the agricultural heritage of New Zealand as you explore Walter Peak Farm, a working sheep and cattle station. You will even get to say hello to some of the friendly farm animals, such as highland cows, sheep and alpacas. Engage in hands-on experiences, from planting a native tree to learning about native wildlife and conservation efforts. You will travel over to Walter Peak Station from Queenstown on a motorised vessel and return after your tour aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw steamship. A scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu allows plenty of time to sit back and soak in the stunning vistas of the surrounding Queenstown mountains. At Walter Peak farm in Queenstown, history comes alive, showcasing the rich pastoral traditions that have shaped the region. Marvel at the rustic beauty of the homestead and Restaurant Garden, steeped in stories of the pioneering spirit. The sustainable 'garden to plate' mentality is embodied by the inclusion of a delicious Ploughman's Platter packed with local produce. Whether you're drawn to the farming lifestyle, interested in New Zealand conservation or captivated by panoramic landscapes, the Walter Peak Eco Experience promises a day of immersive exploration in Queenstown. Book your Walter Peak Queenstown eco adventure now and create lasting memories amidst the splendour of nature and the legacy of a working farm. This tour captures eco-tourism in Queenstown at its finest.


What you need to know

  • Express morning cruise on Lake Wakatipu on a motorised vessel
  • Learn about Walter Peak Station's reforestation project
  • Plant a native tree or shrub
  • Learn about native wildlife and conservation from local guides
  • Tour of the Restaurant Garden
  • Say hello to the farm animals, such as cows, sheep, alpacas and farm dogs
  • Rustic Ploughman's Platter lunch including local produce
  • Cruise back to Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw steamship
  • Licensed cafe on board the TSS Earnslaw for refreshments
  • Informative commentary throughout the day
  • This experience departs at 9am and 3pm daily
  • Please ensure you check-in at least 20 minutes prior to departure
  • This experience will take approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from the RealNZ Visitor Centre on Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown
  • Pre-purchased ticket holders meet in front of the TSS Earnslaw on Steamer Wharf Dock
  • Parking in Queenstown centre can be challenging, please ensure you allow ample time to park your car and check in for your departure
What To Bring
  • Non-slip shoes or boots
  • Warm clothing and a jacket
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Personal medication, such as for asthma and allergies
Additional Information
  • Infants 0 - 4 years carried free of charge but MUST be added to your booking
  • The TSS Earnslaw is under maintenance from 15 May - 26 June and will not operate during this time
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience​
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience​
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience​
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Need help?

  • Email us at
  • Help code: D2B-6784
  • This experience is supplied by TSS Earnslaw Cruises and Walter Peak Farm Tours


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
or 4 x $33.35 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience
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