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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country Farm Tour

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    Make your way to the pier at Lake Wakatipu — where scenes featured in 'The Lord of the Rings' series were staged — and depart Queenstown aboard a deluxe catamaran. Cruise across the shimmering waters of the deep blue lake with the snow-capped peaks of the Remarkables mountain range in the background. 
    Make yourself comfortable on the outdoor decks or take a seat indoors and look through large viewing windows while you listen to the captain’s commentary about the natural landmarks, including the Southern Alps and Mt. Earnslaw. An onboard cafe serves beverages and snacks for purchase. 
    Disembark on the lake’s western shore to visit Mt. Nicholas High Country Station, a family-run merino sheep farm. Learn about raising sheep and making wool before enjoying a light lunch along with tea or coffee.
    Then transfer to your 4WD vehicle for a hilltop tour including short walks at scenic spots with your guide. Your high country tour ends with a return catamaran cruise to the docks in Queenstown.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We spent the afternoon at the sheep ranch and learned everything we could imagine about how the ranchers handle and sheer the sheep. They even showed us how the sheep dogs corralled the sheep. A very interesting experience in a beautiful environment.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank andreaxgau
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Very authentic loved the whole experience. The staff very informative and interesting and the tour around parts of the farm finishing with a light lunch was great

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank LoveQtown
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    If you are in Queenstown you this is an inexpensive adventure that is a lot fun. We were treated to a nice cruise on an old coal powered steam ship. The engine room has a great catwalk to view the workings of the power plant....More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Cake-eater99
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    took the farm tour on 25th July in the afternoon . I must say the 3 ladies at the farm representing Southern Discoveries are very knowledgable and friendly. The view from the farm looking towards Mt. Earnslaw and the ranges was indeed very beautiful. They...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank rambablani001
    Reviewed 9 July 2019

    A fun way to spend a half day with friendly and knowledgeable local guides. It is clear that everyone on the station respects their animals and although the food provided was a basic cheese platter it was all that was needed because you are definitely...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank alison342018
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