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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Enjoy exploring New Zealand’s gorgeous Lake Wakatipu on a catamaran cruise from Queenstown. Surrounded by stunning mountains including the Remarkables and the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake and a highlight of Queenstown. Your captain provides informative commentary about the sights and wildlife around the lake as you cruise to the western shore to take in the stunning scenery. Choose from a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to fit your schedule.

per adult from

$47

NZD

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Sightseeing cruise Lake Wakatipu
    • Live commentary on board
    • Entry/Admission - Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries
    What's excluded :
    • Food and Drinks - available for purchase
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

    Departs from St Omer Wharf, downtown Queenstown

    Stop At: Southern Discoveries - Mt Nicholas Farm Experience, St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

    Head to Mt Nicholas High Country Station, located on the western shore of the lake, with a stop at Bob's Cove to view flora and fauna up close from the boat. Soak up spectacular views looking towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw, the Southern Alps and the Remarkables mountain range.

    Stop At: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

    Your captain provides informative commentary about the landmarks and native wildlife as you cruise. You are also welcome to join the captain in the wheelhouse. Learn about atmospheric pressures that cause the lake’s water level to rise and fall about 5 inches (12 centimeters) every few minutes. A Maori legend says that the water’s changing levels stem from the heartbeat of a giant who lies asleep in the lake’s depths.

    While a slumbering giant might be hard to prove, it's safe to say Elves have been here. The lake provided the setting for the Lothlórien scenes filmed for The Lord of the Rings movie.
    After a leisurely cruise on Lake Wakatipu, return to the starting point in Queenstown where your tour ends.


    Stop At: The Remarkables Ski Area, Queenstown New Zealand

    Enjoy Stunning Views of Southern Alps and Remarkables Mountain Range

    Stop At: Queenstown Lake Cruise - Southern Discoveries, St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand

    Meet at a convenient downtown location in Queenstown to board your spacious catamaran for a nearly 2-hour tour of gorgeous Lake Wakatipu in the morning or early afternoon. Carved out by an enormous glacier in the last ice age, the lake reaches depths of 1,300 feet (400 meters). Mountains surround the water, providing a dramatic backdrop to the deep blue lake.

    Experience this stunning locale from your boat, which is equipped with warm indoor seating, large viewing windows and outdoor decks that offer unobstructed views from either side of the vessel. An onboard cafe serves beverages and snacks for purchase.


    Pass By: Glenorchy, Glenorchy, Otago Region, South Island

    Enjoy stunning views up the lake towards Glenorchy, Mt Earnslaw and the Southern Alps. Take panoramic photos from our open-top viewing deck

  • Departure Point :
    Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visitor Centre, St Omer Wharf 110 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise of your country of origin at the time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Interpretation handouts are available in the following languages: Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish, French and Russian.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Southern Discoveries

Activity ID: V-3960SCENIC

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