Walter Peak High Country Farm

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Walter Peak High Country Farm showing tranquil scenes

This historic highland farm offers an insight into a traditional agrarian way of life on this island.

Lying across Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown is the historic New Zealand station of Walter Peak High County Farm. A popular attraction, which most visitors reach by taking the TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown’s Steamer Wharf, it is a beautiful and fascinating spot where you can learn so much more about the rich heritage of this region.

When you journey on the steamship across Lake Wakatipu and alight at Walter Peak, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch at the Walter Peak homestead. You’ll instantly discover why this farm is so popular when you enjoy a taste of its produce.

Take a tour which will take you around the farm and homestead to uncover its history and how it works today. As a working sheep and cattle farm, you can find out about the traditional farming techniques used here. You’ll even get to see the working sheepdogs in action.

The fields surrounding the farm are part of the beautiful unspoilt landscape. Ride a horse across the hills of Walter Park accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will tell you more about the farm and the region, as well as help you if this is your first time on horseback.

Alternatively, you can hire a mountain bike or even bring your own and head out to explore the area on one of the station’s guided bike tours. With some great trails that will take you around the mountain, the spot is very popular among the more hard-core mountain bikers.

The TSS Earnslaw Steamship departs from Queenstown three times a day, and will take you right to Walter Peak High County Farm. Your boat ticket will include entry to the station, a tour round the grounds, as well as lunch. The farm is open daily all through the year.

1111 Cheap Hotels Near Walter Peak High Country Farm

Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds
Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds
792B Glenorchy Road, Wilson Bay, Closeburn, Otago
Located in Closeburn, this family-friendly apartment building is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Lake Wakatipu, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Skyline Gondola and CaddyShack ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Queenstown solitude
"In a busy place like Queenstown this home is a place of beauty and peace. Sitting on the porch watching all the birds was lovely. Monica and Grant were helpful and friendly. What a lovely place to spend a few days."

Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020

Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds
Lakeside Bliss
Lakeside Bliss
3.5 out of 5
798 Glenorchy Road, Wilsons Bay, Closeburn, Otago
Situated in Closeburn, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Wakatipu and within 6 miles (10 km) of Skyline Gondola and Crown Range. Steamer Wharf and ...
Lakeside Bliss
Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Glenorchy Road, Closeburn, Otago
Situated on a lake, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Lake Wakatipu and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Crown Range. Skyline Gondola and SKYCITY Wharf Casino are also ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Best place ever!!!
"Such a lovely location. Very nice house. Perfect for two. Close to town yet away from everything. Will hopefully have the opportunity to go back one day."

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2021

Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Mercure Queenstown Resort
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Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds
792B Glenorchy Road, Wilson Bay, Closeburn, Otago
Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds
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Lakeside Bliss
3.5 out of 5
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Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Glenorchy Road, Closeburn, Otago
Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
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Cute Cottage with Hot Tub & Uninterrupted Lake Views
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Matakauri Lodge
Matakauri Lodge
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Southerly Lake Side Retreat,Private,Hot Tub and Views
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Lakeside Bliss Homestead
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