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Queenstown Cruise, Farm Tour with Lunch & Cycle Tour

By Southern Discoveries
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Highlights

  • Cruise further on Lake Wakatipu with incredible views

  • Queenstown's most beautiful & unique photo opportunities

  • Informative farm guide to take you around a real merino farm

  • Leisurely & scenic cycle route that takes you to Walter Peak

  • Return cruise on vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Cruise on Lake Wakatipu

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Mount Nicholas High Country Farm with 4-wheel-drive transportation

  • What's included

    Self-guided bicycle tour between Mount Nicholas and Walters Peak

  • What's included

    Half-day bicycle rental

  • What's included

    Morning tea

  • What's included

    Farmers Platter Lunch

  • What's included

    Steamship ticket from Walters Peak to Queenstown

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Interpretation handouts provided in English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish, and French

  • What's included

    Cycle map provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals and beverages not listed as Inclusions

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pickup and drop-off

Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are not allowed.

  • Children 4–14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to bicycle ride 8.6 miles (14 km) on easy terrain.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you are prone to motion sickness, please take any necessary precautions. Consult a medical professional before taking any medication.

  • You must be able to ride a bicycle on your own.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. Please meet at the Queenstown Visitor Centre and collect your bicycle.

What you can expect

Drift peacefully along the sparkling waters of Lake Wakatipu aboard a catamaran purpose built for viewing, and then explore the area between Mt Nicholas and Walter Peak during a self-guided bike tour. A visit and insight into one of New Zealand's largest working farms, unrivaled photo opportunities, and delicious lunch certainly make this a trip to remember.

Head to St. Omer Wharf and collect your bicycle and helmet before stepping aboard a modern and spacious catamaran. As you drift out onto Lake Wakatipu, take in views of its shimmering water and mountains in the distance, including the Southern Alps and the Remarkables mountain range. Cruise past Bob's Cove and get a look at some of the area's endemic flora and fauna.

Disembark the boat and meet a friendly sheep farmer who takes you on a guided tour of a working merino farm. See the animals up close and learn about a variety of farming techniques used to harvest wool that's then sold to a major clothing manufacturer. Next, hop into a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for some off-the-beaten-track exploration of the area, followed by a traditional ploughman's lunch with fresh breads and cheeses.

Finally, enjoy the opportunity to cycle at your own pace across miles of stunning landscape and open farm land toward Walter Peak. The terrain is easy and offers panoramic alpine views all the way to the Colonel's Homestead at Walter Peak, where refreshments are available. Finally, board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise to Queenstown.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Mt Nicholas
  • Mount Nicholas Otago

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre
  • 110 Beach Street
  • Queenstown Otago 9300
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