Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

Explore the hidden wonders of Lake Wakatipu on a cruise

map Queenstown, New Zealand
2 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
NZD $89
ValueNZD $99SAVE 10%
Child (5-14yrs): NZD $69
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children): NZD $269
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What's Included

  • Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise around Lake Wakatipu
  • Commentary from the skipper
  • Visit to Bob's Cove
  • Cafe & food available for purchase on board the vessel


Discover the beauty of Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu with us, exploring further and deeper than other cruises to enjoy hidden bays, historical landmarks, and mountain views.

Your day starts with a scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu, toward Mount Nicholas. Enjoy stunning views of the mountains as you approach and learn about the area with commentary from your skipper. Explore the hidden wonders of Lake Wakatipu as you cruise around the crystal clear waters of Frankton Arm, explore the base of Cecil Peak, and stop at the sacred waters of Bob's Cove to view the lush flora and fauna up close.

Discover hidden waterfalls and islands and sip the crisp, refreshing water from the lake. The boat has large, viewing windows and comfortable indoor seating which offer panoramic views of the lake and the spectacular Southern Alps. Additional popular Wine & Cheese package can be purchased for just $22 when booking. 


Thursday - Monday: 1.15pm & 3.15pm

Friday - Saturday: 1.15pm, 3.15pm, & 5.15pm

Departs from St Omer Wharf, downtown Queenstown.

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Mt Nicholas is home to 29,000 merino sheep set on 100,000 acres of breathtaking terrain – an extraordinary landscape surrounded by mountains, thousands of glaciers, ice-carved fiords, forests, alpine lakes and vast snowfields.

The farm is one of a handful of family-owned high country stations on Lake Wakatipu, and supplies wool exclusively to the world-renowned Icebreaker clothing company.

Merino wool comes off the back of one of the world’s toughest animals which has learned to thrive in this extreme environment. Most breeds of sheep struggle to survive in this rugged high country, but these extraordinary animals grow a fleece that is luxuriously soft, yet strong enough to cope with anything nature throws at it. Their high-tech coat of exceptionally fine wool is light and breathable in summer, and highly insulating in winter.

That means they can survive temperatures that can soar to 35-degrees in summer or plummet to minus 20-degrees in winter, when mountains are blanketed deep in snow.

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Cancellation Policy:

  • To reduce credit card fraud activity customers must show the credit card that was used for booking online when they check-in.

  • Gift vouchers are non-refundable (other than at the absolute discretion of Southern Discoveries).

  • Pre-paid reservations (bookings) can be altered in accordance with the following:

  • Up until 24 hours prior to the date and time of any pre-paid reservation: you may change (subject to availability) or cancel your booking at no charge by contacting Southern Discoveries directly.

  • Within 24 hours of any scheduled reservation: amendments, partial or full cancellations and ‘no show’ reservations will incur a 100% charge – there will no refund of prepayment. Please note, if  you have cancelled due to illness, we reserve the right to request a medical certificate.

  • In the event that a pre-paid reservation is not utilised by the customer without any communication or notification to Southern Discoveries, this reservation is deemed to have been used.

  • Claims for refunds due to circumstances out of passengers control should be submitted in writing no later than 30 days after the date of departure.

  • Passengers are recommended to insure themselves against cancellation charges and possible loss of personal belongings.

  • Booking amendments, cancellations or refunds cannot be processed online.

  • SDL reserves the right to cancel any cruise at any time due to unsafe weather conditions, vessel maintenance, or not meeting the minimum passenger numbers required to sail.

  • In the event of a cruise being cancelled prior to departure, passengers will receive any pre-ordered food and given the option of an alternative sailing or a full refund on the cruise portion only.

  • If a cruise is cancelled during a sailing due to unforeseen circumstances, adverse weather affecting passenger safety and comfort, unforeseen operational reasons or any other issue, passengers will receive a partial refund.

  • Full refunds will only be given when a cruise is cancelled prior to departure.

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NZD $89
ValueNZD $99SAVE 10%
Child (5-14yrs): NZD $69
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children): NZD $269
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