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Maori Culture Cruise - CLOSED

Queenstown wharf next to Earnslaw Park, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 4663
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Stream Engine Lovers... Yes! TSS Earnslaw Cruise

We did the 1 1/2 hour cruise on the TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown Bay to Walter Peak High Country... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Graeme P
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Sydney, Australia
Excellent, genuine Maori experience in Queenstown

In a town where it seems every tourist business is trying to differentiate itself by being crazier... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2014
Hazofamily
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Sydney, Australia
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23 Jul 2017
“Stream Engine Lovers... Yes! TSS Earnslaw Cruise”
3 Aug 2014
“Excellent, genuine Maori experience in Queenstown”
LOCATION
Queenstown wharf next to Earnslaw Park, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 4663
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We did the 1 1/2 hour cruise on the TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown Bay to Walter Peak High Country Farm without going ashore to the farm and truly enjoyed the relaxing journey. TSS meaning Twin Screw Steam. A beatify preserved steam driven ship and controlled...More

Thank Graeme P
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

In a town where it seems every tourist business is trying to differentiate itself by being crazier, scarier and more outlandish than its competitors, the Maori Culture Cruise sets itself apart by offering a quiet, genuine and extremely enjoyable cultural experience. To us it also...More

5  Thank Hazofamily
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We had a blast on this cruise, the eclectic mix of cultures on our cruise from all over the world made it more enjoyable. Was really humbling to be welcomed by Liz and taught so much of her culture. Only downside to our cruise was...More

Thank QTAndyR
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

I took the Maori Culture Cruise not knowing what to expect. The cruise is led by Liz who tells stories of her ancestors and tells the story of their journey to NZ. It is both informative and emotional and gives great insight into what was,...More

3  Thank CarmelD2013
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This was a small cosy cruise. Great as a family activity and very educational and interesting. We went with our 11 and 13 year old boys and we all learnt a lot about the Maori culture and history. Queenstown is fantastic for a lot of...More

Thank Marg474
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We went on this cruise in Queenstown today and thought it was brilliant! Our maori hostess, "Elizabeth" was very professional but personal at the same time. She was very knowledgeable of the local area and maori tradition in general. Well worth doing for a bit...More

Thank Beverly M
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

From the very moment you meet Elizabeth as she traditionally welcomes you ( which moved me emotionally) ,the knowledge of the Maori culture and heritage is engaging. The breathtaking views of lake wakatipu and mountains surrounding is like nothing I've ever seen before. I would...More

2  Thank Sheryl T
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

For tourist that dont know much about Queenstown or maori culture this is a great experience. A lovely boat cruise around Queenstown with very welcoming service.

1  Thank Kendall-Emily
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This was awesome!!! Liz was fantastic, from the traditional welcome (that got me a tad emotional!) to the traditional farewell. Learnt so much about the Maori culture and history, was so informative. Would recommend this to anyone and everyone!!

2  Thank Snackycake1975
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

elizabeth is an exceptionally warm, friendly and welcoming maori who shares a wealth of maori knowledge from queenstown and the surrounding area. She engages well with her audience, keeping you well entertained. She will hold your attention well, even as you take in the breathtaking...More

1  Thank newzealandgirl122
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