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Lake Wakatipu Cruise Including Mt Nicholas High Country Farm Tour and Lunch

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Discover New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu and Mt Nicholas High Country on a catamaran cruise, an authentic Kiwi-run Farm Tour and either Lunch or Afternoon Tea from Queenstown. Cruise to the lake’s unique western shores while hearing informative commentary from your captain. Visit a merino sheep farm, learn about the fascinating farm life in New Zealand while interacting with the animals, enjoy something to eat and then take in all the incredible photo opportunities from the historic lake front walk. This walk boasts sensational views of Earnslaw Glacier, the Remarkables Mountain Range & the Southern Alps.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand

From the docks in Queenstown, step aboard your deluxe catamaran to cruise across gorgeous Lake Wakatipu, which reaches depths of 1,300 feet (400 meters). Surrounding mountain ranges create a dramatic backdrop to the dark blue lake.

Your boat is equipped with warm indoor seating, large viewing windows and outdoor decks that offer panoramic views of the Southern Alps, Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, and the Remarkables mountain range. An onboard cafe serves beverages and snacks for purchase.

Stop At: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

Listen to informative commentary from your captain about the sights you see from the boat. Atmospheric pressures cause the lake’s water levels to rise and fall about 5 inches (12 centimeters) every few minutes. A Maori legend attributes the phenomenon to the heartbeat of a giant who lies asleep in the depths of the lake.

A slumbering giant might prove hard to find, but one could say that Elves have been here. Lothlórien scenes filmed for The Lord of the Rings movie were staged here at Lake Wakatipu.

Stop At: Southern Discoveries - Mt Nicholas Farm Experience, St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

Disembark from your catamaran at the Mt Nicholas High Country Station on the western shore of the lake and then visit a family-run merino sheep farm where you can learn about raising sheep and making wool. Then transfer to a 4WD vehicle to scale the mountains with stops at spectacular spots where you can enjoy short walks. Your cruise on Lake Wakatipu, farm and high country 4WD tour ends upon your return to the docks in Queenstown.

Stop At: The Remarkables Ski Area, Queenstown New Zealand

Enjoy stunning views up the lake towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw and the Southern Alps
Take panoramic photos from our open-top viewing deck

Stop At: Glenorchy, Glenorchy, Otago Region, South Island

Enjoy stunning views up the lake towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw and the Southern Alps
Take panoramic photos from our open-top viewing deck

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Guided Farm Tour on one of New Zealand's largest working sheep stations
  • 11:00am Departure features a full Farmers Platter Lunch
  • 1:15pm Departure features a delicious Afternoon Tea
  • Local Knowledgeable Tour Guide
  • Authentic, family run farm. A true New Zealand farm experience.
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wakatipu

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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