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Walter Peak High Country Farm showing tranquil scenes

Discover what everyday life used to be like on the South Island with a visit to this traditional highland farm.

Because of the difficulty involved in reaching it by car, the area facing Queenstown from across Lake Wakatipu remains relatively untouched. However, you can easily travel to the Walter Peak High Country Farm by climbing on board the TSS Earnslaw Steamer. The steamboat leaves Queenstown's Steamer Wharf and crosses Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak three times a day, and the traditional New Zealand farm located here is well worth the trip. The farm has been converted into accommodation for tourists and offers guests and visitors delicious barbecues using produce straight off the farm.

Walter Peak High Country Farm is still an operational sheep and cattle station, and gives visitors firsthand insight into traditional New Zealand farm life. Come and see the sheepdogs perform their invaluable and impressive duties and watch as farming techniques passed down through generations are applied in real-life situations.

Take a tour on horseback to explore more of the surrounding area and discover the beauty of the rolling hills all around the station. Knowledgeable guides will assist those without previous riding experience and will also share lots of interesting local information.

Guides are also available for mountain bike treks but it is equally possible to simply rent a bike and strike out on your own. The area is popular with experienced mountain bikers, for whom the sheer variety of tracks traversing the mountain is reason enough to make the trip.

There are a number of offers for entry to the Walter Peak High Country Farm combining the boat trip, lunch and a station tour, and the farm is open year-round.

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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 CaddyShack City Mini Golf and Kiwi ...
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Queenstown solitude
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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 Crown Range and Steamer Wharf. SKYCITY Wharf Casino ...
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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. SKYCITY Wharf Casino and Toi o Tahuna are also within ...
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Cute Cottage with Hot Tub & Uninterrupted Lake Views
Cute Cottage with Hot Tub & Uninterrupted Lake Views
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The price is AU$347 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Cute Cottage with Hot Tub & Uninterrupted Lake Views
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
Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds
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Lakeside Bliss
3.5 out of 5
798 Glenorchy Road, Wilsons Bay, Closeburn, Otago
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Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Glenorchy Road, Closeburn, Otago
Lakeside Maisonette - absolute lakefront
Matakauri Lodge
Matakauri Lodge
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Southerly Lake Side Retreat,Private,Hot Tub and Views
607D Glenorchy-Queenstown Road, Closeburn, Otago
Southerly Lake Side Retreat,Private,Hot Tub and Views
Luxury Lake Seclusion, 3 Living Spaces and Cinema
Luxury Lake Seclusion, 3 Living Spaces and Cinema
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Breathtaking panoramic views, Altitude Luxury
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Lakeside Bliss Homestead
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