Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country Farm Tour
Your boat is equipped with warm indoor seating, large viewing windows and outdoor decks that offer panoramic views of the Southern Alps, Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, and the Remarkables mountain range. An onboard cafe serves beverages and snacks for purchase.
Listen to informative commentary from your captain about the sights you see from the boat. Atmospheric pressures cause the lake’s water levels to rise and fall about 5 inches (12 centimeters) every few minutes. A Maori legend attributes the phenomenon to the heartbeat of a giant who lies asleep in the depths of the lake.
A slumbering giant might prove hard to find, but one could say that Elves have been here. Lothlórien scenes filmed for The Lord of the Rings movie were staged here at Lake Wakatipu.
Disembark from your catamaran at the Mt Nicholas High Country Station on the western shore of the lake and then visit a family-run merino sheep farm where you can learn about raising sheep and making wool. Then transfer to a 4WD vehicle to scale the mountains with stops at spectacular spots where you can enjoy short walks.
Your cruise on Lake Wakatipu, farm and high country 4WD tour ends upon your return to the docks in Queenstown.
- Guided farm tour
- Light Farmers Platter Lunch
- Free tea and coffee at the farm
- Farm and 4WD Tour
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking
- Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Beautiful cruise on a gorgeous lake which made the trip worthwhile. Tour of the farm was not terribly interesting until we watched the sheepdogs at work and saw a brief introduction to shearing the sheep.
The cruise was beautiful. The tour Mt Nicholas station was ok. It was sheep shearing season.
The trip is good. The view from the cruise is beautiful. You could know more about sheep industry in the sheep farm station. And the view there is good too.