• 1.5 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • No Transfer
  • No Meals Included

Queenstown TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise (RJ500)

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What to Expect
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Enjoy a cruise on New Zealand's most iconic boat, the steamship TSS Earnslaw!

This leisurely 90 minute cruise across Lake Wakatipu showcases some of Queenstown's spectacular alpine scenery while offering you plenty of time to explore a piece living history – the 105 year old TSS Earnslaw. Visit the engine room to see how the giant steam engines work. View the collection of historical photos in the mini-museum, check out the bridge and even join a sing-along with a pianist. Or, if you'd rather, kick back and enjoy a wine or beer or some café food at the on-board Promenade Café and Bar.

Cruises depart regularly throughout the day. You can choose to undertake just the cruise, or combine it with a visit to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a guided farm tour or gourmet barbecue dinner. The TSS Earnslaw has carried many a famous visitor, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and even President Bill Clinton.

This iconic tour is one not to miss – book your seat online with us to secure your spot!

Assembling arrangement:
  • Departure point: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown

  • There is limited free street parking available in the streets surrounding central Queenstown. There is paid parking available in the Man Street and Church Street parking buildings plus pay and display parking at the Boundary Street and Ballarat Street carparks.


  • Child ticket: Ages 5 - 14 years
  • Infants aged 0 - 4 can take part in this tour for free but must be added to your booking.
  • Tour times: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm (additional 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm on New Year Sunset Cruise)
  • The TSS Earnslaw undergoes annual maintenance on certain dates in June and July each year. During this time, you can still undertake this activity by travelling on a smaller motorised boat.

What to bring:

  • Non-slip shoes
  • Warm clothing

  • Sunscreen/sunglasses
  • Camera
How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.

  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.

  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 30% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 4-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 3 days before use.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Q:Can I take my 75-year-old grandma with me?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. Of course you can bring your 75-year-old grandma with you for the lake cruise is suitable for all ages. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Hilary
  • Q:Hi, will we disembark at Walter Peak during the 90 minutes?
    A:Hi there, thank you for your question. This tour is a 90 minute cruise only, without any stop at Walter Peak. If you have any other questions, please feel free to send an email to service@kootrip.com. Kind regards, Hilary

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