Walter Peak – Flight
and Steamship Cruise

Join Air Milford along our friends at Real NZ and experience our Walter Peak Scenic Flight, High Country Farm Tour and Steamship Cruise experience.

This option combines a 20 minute scenic flight from Queenstown, with Real NZ’s Walter Peak BBQ Lunch Experience.

Departing Queenstown Airport the first aerial view will be of the Wakatipu Basin, including the world famous gold mining settlement – Arrowtown. You will then fly past the first founded ski field in New Zealand, Coronet Peak followed by an overflight the Queenstown CBD including a flyby of the Skyline Gondola, before tracking along the northern side of New Zealand’s longest lake, Lake Wakatipu.

On the right side of the aircraft, dominating the horizon is Bob’s Peak, at 1748m. Secluded behind this mountain are the alpine lakes, Dispute and Moke. As you fly over Lake Wakatipu, the journey continues to provide a magnificent views, of Glenorchy and the Paradise region, including Mt Earnslaw (2830m) and the Earnslaw Glacier. A descent into Walter Peak station is precluded with an aerial view of the Wakatipu’s largest high country station, Mt Nicholas. To finish the flight on a high note, the landing takes place on a non-sealed airstrip, which is an ideal introduction to the relaxed farm life of Walter Peak station. 

Once there you will be taken on guided tour of a working high country farm, before enjoying a delicious BBQ Lunch lakeside at the stunning Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and will return to Queenstown on the iconic vintage Steamship – TSS Earnslaw.

Walter Peak Flight and Cruise Queenstown
  • Scenic flight  from Queenstown to Walter Peak
  • Fantastic aerial views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Arrowtown, Coronet Peak & Walter Peak high country station
  • Landing at Walter Peak on a grass runway
  • Interactive farm tour of working high country station
  • Gourmet BBQ lunch lakeside at Walter Peak’s Colonel’s Homestead
  • 45 minute cruise across lake Wakatipu onboard the iconic steamship TSS Earnslaw concluding in downtown Queenstown

Departs : 11.00am FLIGHT + LUNCH + CRUISE

01 October 2023 – 30 September 2024
Adult: $339 NZD | Child: $239 NZD

01 October 2024 – 30 September 2025
Adult: $495 NZD | Child: $345 NZD

Groups only
Allow 3.5 hours for this experience

The twin screw steamer is New Zealand’s most iconic boat, she was launched in 1912, the same year the Titanic and is the only hand fired steamship in operation in the southern hemisphere, making her one of the most unique experiences in the world.

Inside, you can visit the engine room viewing the giant steam engines at work. Aboard, you will be able to view the collection of historical photos in the mini-museum, check out the bridge. If you prefer, you can kick back and enjoy a wine or beer, or some café food at the on-board Café & Bar.


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