Join the TSS Earnslaw for a 1-hour 30-minute 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.
If you choose the jet boat combo:
Kick start your day with a thrilling 25-minute ride across Lake Wakatipu to the mouth of the Kawarau River. Hit speeds of up to 95KM/H and hold tight through our famous 360 spins! Once you are back on dry land, head
over to board the historic TSS Earnslaw.
What to bring
- Shoes/boots (non-slip)
- Warm clothing/jacket