Queenstown TSS Earnslaw Cruise

This cruise across Lake Wakatipu showcases some of Queenstown’s spectacular alpine scenery while offering you plenty of time to explore a piece of Queenstown’s living history – the century-old TSS Earnslaw.

Embark on a scenic cruise on the TSS Earnslaw Steamship - the only steamship operating in the Southern Hemisphere! Just minutes from the centre of Queenstown, you will take a leisurely 90-minute journey across the turquoise waters of Lake Wakatipu.

Relax as you pass by snow-capped peaks of The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak, completely surrounded by the tranquility of nature. As mesmerizing as the scenery is, make sure to spend some time indoors at the mini-museum and engine room to appreciate the historical significance of the TSS Earnslaw and its giant steam engines at work. If you'd rather, sit back and enjoy a glass of wine, beer or some café food at the on-board Promenade Café and Bar.

The TSS Earnslaw has ferried many famous visitors, including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip and even President Bill Clinton. Undoubtedly, this iconic tour is one not to be missed.

Insider Tips

  • Bring along some cash to enjoy the delicious food and drinks on board at Promenade Café and Bar
  • You are advised to wear or bring along non-slip shoes, warm clothing or jacket, and camera
  • You can combine your cruise with a variety of activities at Walter Peak, such as a guided farm tour, or a gourmet barbeque lunch or dinner

Additional Information

  • TSS Earnslaw cruise is suitable for all ages
  • The TSS Earnslaw undergoes annual maintenance each year (typically early June to early July)


48 Hours
90 Minutes
Not Included
Voucher Type
Present to Operator
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

TSS Earnslaw Cruise operates daily and departs at the following timeslots:

  • 1000hrs, 1200hrs, 1400hrs, 1600hrs
  • 1800hrs, 2000hrs (27 December - 29 February only)

What You Get


  • 90-minute cruise on the TSS Earnslaw


  • Hotel transfers and transportation to and from departure point
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present your voucher to the operator on the day of your cruise.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown
Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 15 and Above
Age 5 to 14 years old
Age 4 and Below

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