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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


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Totally worth every cent
, Dec 2021
Best buffet lunch EVER. Wonderful waiting staff. Whole experience was wonderful. Only minor improvement could be better directions or signage to the farm show. But overall still 10/10
The whole experience on...
, Nov 2021
The whole experience on the Earnslaw and Buffet Lunch was just wonderful would for sure do it again. It's a must do
Great sightseeing trip
, Nov 2021
Lunch and the view and feeding the farm animals could of stayed longer at farm maybe other 30 minutes
The food was so great and...
, Nov 2021
The food was so great and so was the boat ride over. We got a cute little table next to the window by the lake and the weather was beautiful
, Nov 2021
Sitting on the front deck out in the elements, being able to see the engine running, very smooth sailing
Wonderful day
, Nov 2021
Everything from start to finish was professional the view was out standing this is New Zealand at its best thank you for a wonderful day
The serene beauty of Lake...
, Nov 2021
The serene beauty of Lake Wakatipu enhanced by the magnificent snow topped hills and grand historic homestead. All of this made possible as a passenger on the Earnslaw- a fabulous old boat that finished a dream adventure of a lifetime.
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The food, drinks, the...
, Nov 2021
The food, drinks, the whole vibe for the day was wonderful. Highly recommended as an experience in Queenstown. Thank you. xox
A day to remember
, Nov 2021
Lovely wedding anniversary treat , just a lovely stress free day out .Great trip, crew, and beautiful destination .Great food would do the trip again.
Amazing experience
, Oct 2021
We had an amazing experience, great crew, delicious bbq lunch and friendly staff. Watch the dog show!!

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