Make your way to the pier at Lake Wakatipu — where scenes featured in The Lord of the Rings were staged — and depart Queenstown aboard a deluxe catamaran. Cruise across the shimmering waters of the deep blue lake with the snow-capped peaks of the Remarkables mountain range in the background.
Make yourself comfortable on the outdoor decks or take a seat indoors and look through large viewing windows while you listen to the captain’s commentary about the natural landmarks, including the Southern Alps and Mt Earnslaw. An onboard cafe serves beverages and snacks for purchase.
Disembark on the lake’s western shore to visit Mt Nicholas High Country Station, a family-run merino sheep farm. Learn about raising sheep and making wool before you transfer to your 4WD vehicle for a hilltop tour including short walks at scenic spots with your guide.
Your high country tour ends with a return catamaran cruise to the docks in Queenstown.