All aboard the TSS Earnslaw, cruise aboard the vintage steamship:
Relive some of the elegance of bygone days:
The TSS Earnslaw is affectionately known as the "Lady of the Lake", and is one of the last remaining coal fired passenger carrying vessels operating in the Southern Hemisphere. She is a much loved icon and has a special place in the hearts of Queenstown people.
The TSS Earnslaw was originally built in Invercargill, disassembled and brought to Kingston at the bottom of Lake Wakatipu by rail, reassembled and launched back in 1912.
This historic coal-burning steamer has been transporting goods to remote settlements and conveying passengers on beautiful Lake Wakatipu ever since.
Every cruise these days over to Walter Peak Station allows you plenty of time to explore the TSS Earnslaw's decks and bridge, view the engine room and historic displays in the Fo'c'sle Gallery and join a sing-along with the ship's pianist.
Cruises depart regularly throughout the day. She sails most days every two hours (reduced in Winter) to Walter Peak High Country Farm across the Lake where visitors can watch sheep shearing and sheep dogs in action. Walter Peak is a working sheep station .
Visitors can also dine in the evening, BBQ lunch and take morning or afternoon tea at the Homestead. A very relaxed way of spending several hours. It is possible to go on one sailing and come back to Queenstown on a later sailing. The time is your own.
As accredited booking agents, we can book the TSS Earnslaw lake cruises and many other attractions run by this company, along with most other Queenstown attractions can all be handled by Lake Vista Bed and Breakfast staff.
Lake Vista B & B booking staff highly recommend this company as they are Qualmark rated and all tour bookings on the TSS Earnslaw can be made for you on or before arrival.