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TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown: 13 reviews and 25 photos

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Steaming across the lake in the Steamship Earnslaw has to be a very unique and worthwhile activity while staying in Queenstown. It's always great to get out onto the lake, but nothing can beat a steamship journey. This is one of the few passenger carrying steamships, and more especially being coal fired, still operating.
You can choose different options from barbeque lunch to horseriding, and general relaxing, when you visit Walter Peak Station across the lake.
There is plenty of time to mooch around and explore the ship, view the engine room and stoker, and visit the bridge. Earnslaw has a fine cafe and bar available as well.

Lake Cruises from $NZD55

Address: Steamer Wharf, Queenstown.
Directions: Lakefront, Lake Wakitipu.
Phone: 64 3 249 7416
Website: https://www.realjourneys.co.nz/en/experiences/cruises/tss-earnslaw-vintage-steamship-cruises/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2015
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Comments (2)

  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    not too many of these old steamers remaining these days. Does the lake have a river access to the sea, because i am wondering how the boat got there ?

    • davidjo's Profile Photo
      Sep 20, 2015 at 8:13 PM

      Good to know. Is this the only large boat on the lake ?

    • kiwi's Profile Photo
      Sep 20, 2015 at 8:47 PM

      They're recently introduced a large catamaran, and there's a few large sailboats. And a smattering of other craft but not so many.

  • CDM7's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2012 at 3:34 AM

    The steamship trip looks good ,nice review.

    • kiwi's Profile Photo
      Oct 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM

      You weren't taken with the bungy jump ?? hahaha :-)

    • CDM7's Profile Photo
      Oct 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      I will do most things but draw the line at that.

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