TSS Earnslaw Steamship Lake Cruises

Scenic cruise on Lake Wakatipu aboard vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Delicious food, explore decks, view engine room and historic displays.




Relive the elegance of turn of the century travel with a cruise aboard the TSS Earnslaw steamship. Watch the stokers fuel the fireboxes, feel the heat from the boilers and hear the steam engines working as "the Lady of the Lake" takes you across beautiful Lake Whakatipu.

As you relax onboard enjoy a delicious meal or snack from the Promenade Café or a drink from the bar. There is plenty of time to explore the ship while taking in the breathtaking alpine views.

See our website for departures, prices, full cruise details and other great Queenstown and Fiordland excursions.

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Physical address

RealNZ Visitor Centre, 88 Beach Street, Central Queenstown, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $70.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Café-style food and drinks are available for purchase from the Promenade Café on board the TSS Earnslaw.
Further pricing information:
Prices valid 1 Oct 2018 – 30 Sep 2022, are per person based on a TSS Earnslaw Cruise departing Queenstown. TSS Earnslaw will undergo annual maintenance from 29 May - 9 July 2022 and will not be operating. Infants (0 - 4 yrs) carried free.
Cancellation policy:
If cancelling or amending a retail booking, a refund will only be granted when RealNZ receives notification 24 hours prior to departure.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open 7 days.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Traditional) YES NO
German YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Korean YES NO

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