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TSS Earnslaw: 1.5-Hour Cruise From Queenstown

Activity provider: RealNZ

TSS Earnslaw: 1.5-Hour Cruise From Queenstown

Activity provider: RealNZ
Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

From US$ 44 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 13 times yesterday

Climb aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage Edwardian steamship, for a relaxing 1.5-hour cruise. Watch the stokers feed the coal fires, explore the historic vessel, and enjoy stunning mountain views.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail aboard the historic, coal-powered TSS Earnslaw on a 1.5-hour cruise
  • Admire spectacular alpine scenery from the vantage point of the lake's waters
  • Explore the engine room below decks where stokers feed the roaring coal fire
  • Discover a fascinating collection of historical photos in the small onboard museum
Full description
Join the TSS Earnslaw for a 1.5-hour cruise across Lake Wakatipu. Admire spectacular alpine scenery and enjoy plenty of time to explore a piece of living history. Listen to engaging commentary from your experienced captain who will highlight points of interest throughout your cruise. Make your way to Steamer Wharf at Queenstown’s waterfront. Climb aboard the oldest working coal-fired passenger steamship in the southern hemisphere and feel free to explore! View the collection of historical photos in the small onboard museum and check out the skipper’s wheelhouse. Visit the engine room to feel the heat of the giant steam engines at work and see the stokers shovel coal into the glowing fireboxes.  Soak in the dramatic mountain views surrounding Lake Wakatipu and relax at the cafe where you can enjoy a wine or beer and snacks are also available for purchase. 
Includes
  • 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the TSS Earnslaw, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Cruise is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • Parking is not available, so please leave your car at your accommodation
  • Non-slip shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 213 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.2/5

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This was a great trip/treat from beginning to end. Fantastic to be able to see the steam room from above. Musical duo really topped it off with their melodies, commentary and easy manner with the passengers. Short stop at Walter Peak was just long enough. Excellent selection of food and beverages.

April 15, 2022

I had my vouchers to get on the boat and found I didn’t need them as they already had me in the system. I just gave them my surname and they gave me a boat pass to get on. The service and commentary was great. Very friendly and informative. Highly recommend this trip

March 21, 2022

We booked for 4 but only 1 was able to make our initial boarding check-in time so the lovely staff moved us to the next available sailing time so we all could experience the Earnslaw, this was very much appreciated. The ship/boat is quite large with lots on board to see and do, as well as the views outside are spectacular. The staff are extremely courteous and polite. Thanks for such a happy experience guys.

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December 27, 2021

Product ID: 181334