Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise

TSS Earnslaw Cruise & BBQ Buffet Lunch

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All dealings were great and all bookings ran smoothly.

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This was an amazing trip. The TSS Earnslaw is a wonderful boat. The food was so delicious. All the BBq meat and salads were so tasty and the dessert and lolly bar was brilliant. The sheep dog show was very enjoyable. A must do when you visit Queenstown.

Reviewed 16-Jul-2024

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The staff were respectful, happy and courteous. They have to deal with many differing nationalities and did a wonderful job to make our visit totally enjoyable.

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The staff and crew of the boat were polite and the farm itself was magical.
The lunch was fantastic, this was our second visit and will go again for sure, love it!

Reviewed 28-Jun-2024

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Thank you for your excellent service

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We ended up by having the dinner cruise as our flight was delayed.
It was an enjoyable boat ride & amazing food.
The staff were all amazing.

Reviewed 17-Jun-2024

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These guys are brilliant

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What a fantastic experience. The trip on the TSS Earnslaw is great, but the BBQ lunch at the Walter Peak Working Farm is sensational and worth every dollar. Highly recommend to overseas visitors and locals as well.
The staff are World class

Reviewed 31-May-2024

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Loved the ease of booking with Evertbing NZ, took care of everything for me

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Loved the TSS Earnslaw and the Walter Peak
Experience, had a wonderful day

Reviewed 21-May-2024

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Loved the staff waving together on our approach by water. Waiter was friendly.

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Price is fair for the experience which includes the Earnslaw to and from Walter peak. I also enjoyed the singer and pianist onboard and how the outdoor bench seat connected to the coal room was heated. Walter Park itself is stunning so too the grounds. The dog show was a highlight. The meal was exceptionally good (I don’t remember it being so good and it’s my 4”3rd time going). The grounds are lovely but I could’ve done with an extra half hour to enjoy the grounds and water.

Reviewed 17-May-2024

Great experience, excellent lunch, great service

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Reviewed 21-Apr-2024

Great experience, excellent lunch, great service

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Reviewed 15-Apr-2024

Great trip. Only what appeared to be 2 womens toilets was a wait. The lunch experience felt a little rushed, when we would have had more time in reality. We followed instructions but later realized we could have taken our time more as the farm show didn't start until 1.30

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Reviewed 09-Apr-2024

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Enjoyable ride on beautiful. Steamer, excellent buffet dinner, interesting farm show.

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Food way better than expected - the buffet was excellent

Reviewed 31-Mar-2024

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The cruise, the visit to Walter Peak and the food. Well worth the money. Only drawback was people jumping the queue when I clearly have a disability and require a 4 wheel walker.

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Well worth the money. Can't speak highly enough

Reviewed 20-Mar-2024

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I would like to have more choice of table settings instead of being squashed in the room with everyone else.

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The gift shop had a awesome collection to purchase.

Reviewed 17-Mar-2024

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Absolutely fantastic 👏 everything was well done by all involved. 🍻

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It was absolutely a great day

Reviewed 06-Mar-2024

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We both had a a yummy BBQ lunch, the service was very very good. We loved the view out over the lake while we were eating. It was also our 46th wedding annv so it was an amazing trip to do, we enjoyed walking around the gardens. We have already recommended this trip to a few of our friends :)

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Was a little gutted that I had to shell out another $60 over and above the voucher that our daughter and niece had brought us

Reviewed 13-Feb-2024

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Great service and very easy to access. Professional and knowledgeable.

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Fantastic lunch and well organised. Would thorough recommend

Reviewed 31-Dec-2023

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Lunch amazing staff exceptional. Kept us well fed and entertained when we were stranded due to boats not being able to dock at Queenstown

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Outstanding food and service

Reviewed 14-Nov-2023

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Best customer service and booked experience we have ever had . Thanks Fefo

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5 star adventure we loved it so much it was the highlight of our trip

Reviewed 06-Aug-2023

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Fuss free check in onto the steamship. Very comfortable ride. Amazing feast at Walter Peak. Very organised Buffet session. Loved the whole experience. Would recommend highly.

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Worth the price. Relaxing from start to end.

Reviewed 01-Jul-2023

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Service was very good, thank you

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Great boat ride, nice sceneries. The farm show after lunch was very entertaining. Barbecue was very unique and delicious

Reviewed 28-Jun-2023

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Booking easy, clear information and confirmation, a most enjoyable experience from start to finish

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Spectacular scenery, entertainment on ship excellent, people joined in and it was fun, Barbecue excellent- food first class, staff efficient and friendly, Farm Tour informative and interesting

Reviewed 03-Apr-2023

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Excellent service. All booked online from the UK and last minute changes were dealt with efficiently. At check in, staff were very friendly and helpful.

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The best trip anywhere. A wonderful boat ride across the lake, superb lunch, wonderful views, information available if required, no hard sell and so relaxing.

Reviewed 23-Mar-2023

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Incredible trip! I’m a kiwi off a farm and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience! My family from the UK also loved it! Our age range was 25-78 and we all had the best time! The food was next level incredible!!! Would highly recommend to everyone!!

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Well worth the $150! The boat ride, food and wee farm show was simply superb! Worth every dollar! It blew all of my expectations!

Reviewed 13-Feb-2023

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Service was friendly and efficient.

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Met expectations

However sheep shearing and dog show could still improve

Reviewed 11-Jan-2023

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Brilliant trip.Loved getting up close to the steam engines and boiler on the Earnslaw. Great atmosphere with the piano. Food was top notch at Walter Peak. If you do nothing else in Queenstown do this.

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Great trip fantastic value would highly recommend. If you only do one trip do this one.

Reviewed 07-Dec-2022

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Enjoyable lunch time cruise and lunch

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Enjoyable lunch time cruise and lunch

Reviewed 07-Nov-2022

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Easy to book and change bookings. Some very good options

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Great trip but the salads were a bit average at bbq

Reviewed 23-Oct-2022

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Yes would use them again, excellent customer service and communiction

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Great food and excellent service, Relaxing boat trip on Earnshaw reasonable food and drinks

Reviewed 04-Aug-2022

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Great service, easy to use and manage.

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Great experience! Family friendly, amazing kai and excellent customer service.

Reviewed 01-Aug-2022

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The boat trip was unbelievable and fascinating and the bbq smorgesboard was well organized with fabulously prepared organic barbecue food. Some of the best we have tasted in the world.

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Absolutely 5 stars...it was wonderful. The servers were very courteous, friendly and helpful.

Reviewed 29-Jul-2022

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This was a great start to our Queenstown trip.
A well organised tour, not rushed and informative.
While initially sceptical regards the buffet lunch and the usual fight over the food, this was by far the most "civilised" buffet we have been at. The "Gourmet BBQ Lunch" was as promised, nice selection of the best meats, delicious sides and deserts to die for. A walk through the farm to get rid of some of the extra calories and enjoying the animals and presentations top the tour off nicely.
Well done by all involved!!!

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Easy and reliable. Good customer service.

Reviewed 27-Jul-2022

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All went to plan loved the experience of all I did
Highly recommend

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Would highly recommend this place

Reviewed 11-Jul-2022

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We were very pleased with the quick and prompt service especially when we were chopping and changing our booking. The disappointment we had with them was when we did original booking for 6 back in August and had to cancel we weren’t given a refund but a credit instead. The booking had been done on Tuesday 17th August, yes the day we went into lockdown at 11.59pm!

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Very pleasant and Walter Peak a special spot to visit

Reviewed 09-May-2022

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Excellent food and great service. I have food allergies and they made such a great effort to ensure I got the same experience as every one else and it was appreciated.

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Excellent food and great service.

Reviewed 28-Jan-2022

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Beautiful day out, value for $ and great service.

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Great food, service and venue.

Reviewed 12-Nov-2021

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time doing your Earnslaw Cruise & Walter Peak BBQ lunch activity! Please get in touch regarding any future holiday plans, we would be more than happy to assist you & offer you a repeat customer discount. All the best! :) Everything Travel Group

Posted 29-Nov-2021

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Great service and follow up

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Wonderful food would highly recommend

Reviewed 18-Jul-2021

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are so glad to hear that you had an amazing time on the TSS Earnslaw Cruise! Please get in touch regarding any future holiday plans, we would be more than happy to assist you & offer you a repeat customer discount. All the best! :) Everything Travel Group

Posted 23-Oct-2021

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Great experience, ENZ helped us to get all three kids included in part of the special. Thanks heaps for this, we will definitely be telling everyone about this site and the trip!

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Absolute must do, incredible trip

Reviewed 02-May-2021

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your cruise on the TSS Earnslaw as well as the BBQ Lunch at Walter Peak. Please get in touch regarding any future holiday plans, we would be more than happy to assist you & offer you a repeat customer discount. All the best! :) Everything Travel Group

Posted 03-Oct-2021

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Straight forward purchase. Unable to deliver excursion following day as requested but company rang me and we were able to use day after.

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Well deserved 5 stars for boat trip and excellent lunch.
Highly recommend.

Reviewed 27-Mar-2021

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your great experience. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time on the TSS Earnslaw trip. We hope to see you here in Queenstown again soon. All the best!

Posted 12-Oct-2021

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Very good service

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The lake cruise was very nice in the old steamship.
The gourmet bbq was average and there was no seafood as shown on the bbq photos. Many of the dishes were not replenished often enough so some didnt get a very good selection. The meat selection was wonderful and the desserts were also very nice.
We ordered 2 beers, which arrived while we were at the buffet and were left in the sun rather than the shaded part of the table. The devil is in the detail.
Aside from the bbq the grand homestead and gardens are truly beautiful.

Reviewed 30-Nov-2020

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience & we have passed on the feedback given about the BBQ lunch. We are glad you enjoyed your time on the cruise & at Walter Peak and we hope to see you here soon again. All the best!

Posted 10-Jan-2021

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I booked online, prior to our South Island trip.
Quick and easy.

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This is a great experience. Firstly the cruise on the iconic Earnslaw, then the "farm experience," then the amazing delicious lunch - a barbecue unlike any other I have had. There are beautiful gardens to enjoy before the return trip to Queenstown on the Earnslaw. (I have been on 2 Earnslaw cruises on previous visits, without the lunch included - I wish I had!!)

Reviewed 26-Nov-2019

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Great service, great trip and amazing Queenstown :)

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Fantastic lunch and views

Reviewed 02-Nov-2019

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Easy reservation and quick response. Will use again

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Great tour!! I will recommend to my friends!!!

Reviewed 17-Oct-2019

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Good service

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Amazing food haerd it was the best feed in town and it was! throughly enjoyed walking round the earnslaw and the views are to die for

Reviewed 16-Aug-2019

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Simple to book, great day out, good price.

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Great lunch and venue, service good

Reviewed 19-May-2019

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Yes, i would recommend them, as we saved quite a lot of money.

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A lovely cruise, great meal and excellent setup with the shearing show and dog demo.

Reviewed 17-May-2019

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Great value for money deals!

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Great experience for the deal price!

Reviewed 26-Apr-2019

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The Walter Peak BBQ was delicious. It was a lovely day well spent.

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Excellent day! Highly recommend the BBQ at Walter Peak. Lovely surroundings and delicious food

Reviewed 16-Apr-2019

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Service très facile d'utilisation et économique par les réductions proposées.

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Très belle prestation. Je pensais juste que nous verrions un peu plus la ferme. Très bon BBQ. Le sticky pudding est à tomber !

Reviewed 07-Apr-2019

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Was a fantastic day out on the water. The ship was beautiful and the lunch was absolutely amazing

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Everything was great and staff were very helpful

Reviewed 28-Mar-2019

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Chat function very helpful when deciding what to book. Able to rearrange dates of tours due to weather and health issues. Best prices.

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Interesting ship; fantastic farm show; and most wonderful lunch. Special thanks to Kendra, Chloe, and Adrienne.

Reviewed 02-Feb-2019

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Great tour

Reviewed 09-Sep-2018

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Even though it was pouring with rain, the ride over there and farm show were good but the bbq lunch in the Mansion house was stunning.

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Great value for money tks

Reviewed 27-May-2018

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I would recommend this service to everyone traveling to NZ.
So helpful in the details of where to go for pick ups and easy to buy.
I couldn’t print my tickets but it was not a problem, just a quick check on the computer.
Next time I visit NZ I will pre- book my tours through Eveything NZ.
Thank you we had a wonderful time.

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An excellent 3 1/2 hour tour. Beautiful cruise with gorgeous scenery and Walter Peak was amazing and interesting. The bbq lunch was definitely gourmet and of high standard. I would recommend this trip for all ages and a must for Queenstown.

Reviewed 21-May-2018

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The outing was one of the best we did in New Zealand! Excellent boating experience, the sheep ranch was amazing and the lunch was outstanding! Great Day!

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Great outing! Really enjoyed the trip in total!

Reviewed 17-Mar-2018

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Fantastic - couldn't ask for more. Well organized the experience of a lifetime -attention to detail meant it was just what we wanted ***

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Steam ship was gentle and enjoyable and the BBQ was tasty with a great selection for every taste - a great day out with stunning scenery .

Reviewed 11-Mar-2018

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Everything went to plan - no hassles

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Wasn't enough time spent over there - it was a bit rushed once lunch was served and the return journey.
Also a pity to see all the pines around the bay removed since last visit 3 1/2 years ago

Reviewed 12-Jan-2018

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Just perfect from when we embarked to when we disembarked! Highly recommend this trip for everyone.

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Perfect!! Delicious scrumptious a credit to the whole staff.

Reviewed 06-Jan-2018

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Best food I've ever eaten. I never knew roast beef could be so good, sorry mum

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Best ever food I've had. Best meal of our entire trip around the island

Reviewed 14-Dec-2017

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Great lunch and beautiful cruise. Farm tour was fine.

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Great lunch and beautiful cruise

Reviewed 28-Sep-2017

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Friendly very helpful customer service.

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Steamship lake cruise experience was incredible and the BBQ lunch was amazing. We loved it. Definitely do it again.

Reviewed 14-Aug-2017

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Really enjoyable day and very good food!!

Reviewed 16-Jul-2017

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We really enjoyed the cruise, the farm show and the BBQ lunch but there are 2 little things that would make it an exceptional experience instead of 'just pleasant'.
The first thing is that we could hear and understand so little of what was said at the farm show. We are native English speakers with good hearing but really got very little of what our friendly guide said.
The second thing is that the lunch is far too rushed. adding a half hour to the time allowed for lunch would make it simply wonderful. I don't think people would eat up all the profits from the company in that half hour, but they would have time to finish their dessert and coffee. From our table we had a wonderful view and the food was top notch, well done and thank you!

Reviewed 19-Feb-2017

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A fantastic trip, lovely sunny day, lunch was very nice especially the lamb. However the chicken was overcooked.
The gardens at the lodge are delightful .

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Wonderful excursion the weather was fine the food was great

Reviewed 18-Feb-2017

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The on-line booking process the evening before was frustrating as having booked on-line and paid on my card, the final stage was a message to tell me the booking was not confirmed as it was out of hours and I would receive a confirmation email when the office opened at 0800 the next morning. I didn't receive the confirmation email and had to chase the confirmation by the on-line chat.

Having said that the check in at the Quay was easy and the staff were most helpful giving advice where best to park and how to find the quay. The ride across the lake on the Earnslaw was great fun and the BBQ lunch at the farm superb. We did not join in the farm visit and sheep shearing demo but sat on the terrace finishing our rather good bottle of wine while taking in the views.

Reviewed 16-Feb-2017

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Like the online chat service

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Didn't really enjoy the heli flight as I was squeezed in between 2 people in the back seat

Reviewed 14-May-2016

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Good service.

Posted 14-May-2016

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Very helpful, thanks

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It was lovely!

Reviewed 25-Apr-2016

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They were very helpful.

Posted 25-Apr-2016

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The food was very good quality. We were rushed however. There was not enough time to sit and relax to eat, it was very hurried.

Posted 25-Apr-2016

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Well organised

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Great shearing demo, excellent food

Reviewed 18-Mar-2016

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Fast service

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Breathtakingly beautiful! Worth the extra for lunch. Best buffet we have ever had at such a stunning location. A must-do!

Reviewed 05-Mar-2016

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I am very satisfied with this booking!

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I have wonderful memories of the TSS "Earnslaw" and her visit at Walter Peak!

Reviewed 10-Feb-2016

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Very prompt in replying to any query, very helpful staff.

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The cruise on the TSS Earnslaw was very informative and enjoyable, the lunch was wonderful and very helpful staff.

Reviewed 05-Feb-2016

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Easy booking, good website

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Nice boat trip, very interesting demonstration, food fine. Felt a bit rushed though.

Reviewed 26-Jan-2016

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Booked 4 activities for a family of 6. Great information on each activity and easy booking process.Thank you

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Walter PEak was amazing. A great family fun day out.

Reviewed 05-Jul-2015

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Good communication throughout by helpful staff, and all flowed very well.

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Very enjoyable indeed. A lovely wee cruise and a smashing buffet lunch. Even enjoyed the sheep shearing done by the lovely informative young man. Kept a long way away from the singsong though on the Earnslaw though. Not our thing at all!

Reviewed 30-Apr-2015

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Booked our trip over the internet and found it all very easy and straight forward. would recommend this company to anyone.

Posted 30-Apr-2015

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Easy to book. Everything went according to plan

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Great family day. The boat ride was terrific and the farm experience and lunch were very pleasant

Reviewed 27-Feb-2015

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Easy to Deal with and contact

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Very good food, however there was not enough desert

Reviewed 13-Feb-2015

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Very easy to book and pay for our cruise

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We had a wonderful day, the best tour of our holiday! The BBQ was amazing, fantastic food, wonderful views, beautiful gardens and we loved the steam ship ride. Thanks!

Reviewed 01-Feb-2015

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Well organised and very enjoyable excursion

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Reviewed 11-Nov-2014

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very easy to use

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was very good and great lunch

Reviewed 06-Oct-2014

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Nice and easy trip, will come again.

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Variety of food and delicious. We all enjoy it.

Reviewed 09-Aug-2014

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Belinda was very helpful in all the arrangement for the packages and even helped me at the last minute when I arrived in Queenstown and had my luggage delayed by the airline by shifting around some of the items in the itinerary.

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Refreshing cruise tour onboard TSS Earnslaw. Lunch at Walter peak was a buffet BBQ lunch but I won't say its the best. The farmtour was something different as the guide gave you a breakdown of how the sheepdogs worked, and also gave a live demostration of the sheering of the sheep's wool.

Reviewed 06-Aug-2014

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we booked online and had no hassles at all. when we arrived everything was
organised.

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we had a wonderful day, the weather was good, the boat trip great and the BBQ lunch excellent, thanks Everything Travel Group

Reviewed 29-Jul-2014

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Booked online nd easy communications made for excellent service.

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Great lunch. Beautiful scenery! Great boat ride. Had a really lovely day

Reviewed 29-Jul-2014

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Great service

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Good great

Reviewed 27-Jul-2014

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wonderful

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would do it again!

Reviewed 27-Jul-2014

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Such an easy website to navigate and a great selection of products!

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Fantastic - would go again in a heartbeat... Thank you!!

Reviewed 25-Jul-2014

Latest Questions about Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise

Is the Walter peak lunch & cruise operating in August?

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The Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise in Queenstown will be operating in August

Comment by: Everything New Zealand (Manon) on 10th Jul 24 at 14:08

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Is Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise wheelchair or Crutches friendly

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The Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise in Queenstown has ramps fitted to board and disembark the TSS Earnslaw boat to take you across to Walter Peak for the BBQ dinner. These ramps can be a little steep depending on how high the lake level is. When you arrive at Walter peak station there is a path and ramp to the dining area, however be aware the path is very small loose gravel so some assistance may be required. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group on 13th Aug 23 at 09:03

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Does Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise operate on Christmas Day

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Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise operate on Christmas Day and every other day 

Comment by: Everything New Zealand on 21st Jul 23 at 14:45

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How long is the Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise

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The Earnslaw returns 3.5 hours after departure. So if you are on the 2pm cruise and BBQ then you will return back to Queenstown wharf by 5.30pm. If you book the 6pm dinner cruise then you will get back to the wharf around 9.30pm. Alternatively if you don't wish to eat lunch or dinner then you can do the cruise only which is 1.5 hours return.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 27th Sep 16 at 15:03

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is there a sheep shearing demonstration for the Walter Peak BBQ Lunch & Lake Cruise

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Part of the farm tour includes watching the farm dogs round up sheep into the shearing shed and then watching as the farmer shear one of the sheep.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 5th Mar 14 at 18:20

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