RealNZ Visitor Centre

TSS Earnslaw Cruise

Help code: 3410-133A

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  • 90 minute cruise across Lake Wakatipu
  • Queenstown's iconic vintage steamship
  • Spectacular Queenstown alpine scenery
  • Take a tour of the engine room
  • View the historical photo collection
  • Family friendly cruise
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A Lake Wakatipu cruise on the TSS Earnslaw is akin to stepping back in time - the steam-driven vessel dubbed "The Lady of the Lake" provides the venue for a one and a half hour cruise that showcases some of the best of New Zealand's alpine scenery. You'll have ample time to explore the decks and bridge of this historical cruise ship, visit the engine room and view the historical collection of photos in its gallery.

With such facilities on board as a licensed cafe and bar that serves both a selection of cafe-style food, beer, wine and spirits, you'll have access to everything you need to enjoy the cruise on these scenic waters in comfort while soaking in the natural majesty that surrounds you in every direction. The cruises depart regularly throughout the day and are suitable for all ages.

Inclusions

  • 90 minute cruise across Lake Wakatipu onboard the TSS Earnslaw

Highlights

  • Spectacular Queenstown alpine scenery
  • Explore the vessel and view the engine room of the iconic-century old steamship
  • Expert commentary from the Captain
  • Guided tours of the vessel are available
  • Food and drinks available from the onboard cafe and licensed bar

Time

  • Cruises depart from the RealNZ Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown daily at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm all year round (excluding survey periods 29th May 2022 - 9th July 2022 & 28th May - 1st September 2023)
  • Please ensure you check-in at least 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Parking in Summer months can be challenging, please ensure you allow ample time to park your car and check in for your departure
  • All vouchers must be exchanged for boarding passes prior to boarding

What To Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Camera

Additional Information

  • A variety of food and beverages (including espresso coffee) are available for purchase on board the TSS Earnslaw from the Promenade Café
  • Café style food available includes freshly baked home-style pies, quiche, pizza, freshly filled rolls and sandwiches, muffins, scones, slices, assorted cakes and pastries
  • Full bar services operate on board the TSS Earnslaw as it cruises to and from Walter Peak
  • NOTE: ON A TSS EARNSLAW CRUISE PASSENGERS DO NOT DISEMBARK AT WALTER PEAK

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
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Ashish Sharma 3 years ago
It was worth an experience and thanks to the Experience Oz team to look after our booking. Our booking had confusion with just 1 kid however after contacting Experience Oz they assisted us to add our second kid on the same package. It was handled very professionally and I am pleased to recommend Experience Oz to all my friends and colleagues. Thanks, Experience Oz team.
It was worth an experience and thanks to the Experience Oz team to look after our booking.

It was worth an experience and thanks to the Experience Oz team to look after our booking. Our booking had confusion with just 1 kid however after contacting Experience Oz they assisted us to add our second kid on the same package. It was handled very professionally and I am pleased to recommend Experience Oz to all my friends and colleagues. Thanks, Experience Oz team.

Ashish Sharma 3 years ago
The cruise and farm shows and especially the high tea were awesome

The cruise and farm shows and especially the high tea were awesome! The ship was cool and well equipped. However my checking in experience was not that great. The girl at the counter was unable to understand the voucher which clearly states that the booking is for two adults and one kid. After 15 minutes of argument and she speaking to someone over phone she gave me all the tickets without an apology or even looking at my face.

Visakh Sasidharan 3 years ago
Very enjoyable experience

Very enjoyable experience, friendly staff, comfortable ship, fantastic views. Wine way overpriced. I have no idea what else to write for the number of characters required, why can’t I just write what I want to? No wonder people don’t bother doing this

Wendy Thompson 4 years ago
It was a wonderful experience

It was a wonderful experience! Friendly staff, such great views, suits for a sole traveller, lovers, family, friends. The people singing on the steamboat, this is the life, peaceful, enjoyable. This is a must do experience in Queenstown, shall be in the list for anyone visiting New Zealand! Wow, what an experience!

Eric 5 years ago
The cruise was relaxing and enjoyable

The cruise was relaxing and enjoyable! Although I think most of my age group wouldn't really appreciate this kind of cruise till later on in their lives. Most of the passengers were older and it felt like it's primarily targeted to that age group. The cruise & dinner totally captured a golden age voyage ambience from start to finish. I felt like I was on a mini titanic scene and it was great! The dinner selection was exquisite especially their fish. The pianist on the boat definitely topped the whole experience with his beautiful melodies.

Emalyn Villamil 8 years ago
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Emilie Real Journeys

A trip to Queenstown is not complete without a beautiful lake cruise on board this vintage steamship - the only one of her kind in the Southern Hemisphere. This trip will take you away from the hustle & bustle of Queenstown to admire the region's beauty..

Experience the elegance of early 20th century sea travel with these great cruise options, Queenstown's iconic vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw. Also disembark for a number of available adventures on the other side including a farm or Mavora!
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