The TSS Earnslaw by RealNZ

Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw. A journey 110 years in the making.

The TSS Earnslaw by RealNZ
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RealNZ Queenstown Visitor Centre Opening Hours: 6:15am – 8:30pm

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Travel on Queenstown's most iconic experience, the TSS Earnslaw, believed to be the oldest working coal-fired steamship.

Queenstown's most iconic experiences across Lake Whakatipu showcase the region's spectacular alpine scenery. The TSS Earnslaw is the oldest working coal-fired passenger steamship in the southern hemisphere. Explore the engine room from a viewing platform to see giant steam engines at work.

Once across the lake, disembark the Earnslaw at Walter Peak High Country Farm. Join the host for a walking farmyard tour, getting up close to sheep, deer, highland cattle, and alpaca. Watch a rural demonstration with sheepdogs, and then enjoy afternoon tea before the return cruise. Or choose to stay for lunch or dinner enjoying a locally sourced gourmet Kiwi BBQ menu in the Colonel's Homestead.

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Our iconic century-old vintage steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, is a unique venue for any special event.  Whether you are planning an informal breakfast or a sophisticated cocktail evening, a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw is a special way to experience Whakatipu Waimāori Queenstown’s beautiful alpine scenery.

For lunch or dinner, our resident chefs create an exquisite gourmet BBQ. Choose from an expansive  array of Aotearoa New Zealand and local produce.

 Availability: Year-Round

 Max Capacity: 250-300

 Event Suggestions:

 ●         Exclusive charter  cruise

●         Incentive programmes

●         Team building  activities

●         Wedding receptions,  birthday parties and family celebrations

●         High country  breakfast/brunch

●         Gala dinners

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