Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise on Lake Wakatipu

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

Enjoy exploring New Zealand’s picturesque Lake Wakatipu on a spacious Catamaran which has been purpose built to provide the best viewing capabilities in Queenstown. Surrounded by stunning mountains including the Remarkables Mountain Range and the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's longest lake and a highlight of Queenstown. Your captain provides informative commentary about the sights and wildlife around the lake as you cruise to the western shores to take in the stunning scenery and unique photo opportunities. This beautiful cruise departs at 1.15pm & 3.15pm from Thursday - Monday. There is also a 5.15pm departure on Friday & Saturday evenings (peak summer season only). Upgrade your cruise to include a glass of Akarua wine ir a local craft beer and a Gibbston Valley cheese board.


  • Best views on Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu

  • Go further than any other cruise

  • Take panoramic photos from the open-top viewing deck

  • Relaxing and spacious catamaran

  • Skipper’s commentary on Lake Wakatipu’s history and highlights


Full Description

Sit back and relax on board Spirit of Queenstown. Take an epic voyage of discovery around Lake Wakatipu and go further than any other cruise to explore secluded bays, historic landmarks and mountain views.

Journey into the unexplored corners of Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu onboard a modern, newly refurbished and spacious catamaran which is purpose built for viewing. Delight in the most unique photo opportunities on offer, and gaze out at the sparkling water while enjoying some of New Zealand's greatest sights.

Beautiful coastal scenery surrounds you cruise out onto Lake Wakatipu and through Bob's Cove. Here you will get a look at local flora and fauna up close, then catch more spectacular views as you make your way toward Glenorchy, Mount Earnslaw, and the Remarkables mountain range.

Leave Queenstown behind and head west with plenty of comfortable indoor seating, plus an open deck up top that boats 360 degree viewing capabilities - The boat has been designed to offer unobstructed views wherever you sit.

With a chance to pop into the wheelhouse and chat with the captain, you can satisfy your specific curiosity about the local region. For even more insight, listen to the insightful commentary that is broadcast live throughout the cruise.

Local artisan cheeses, Central Otago wines and local crafts beers are all available for purchase on your experience. Pre-purchase a Wine & Cheese upgrade for the best value. Includes a delicious Gibbston Valley Cheese board and glass of Akarua Wine or local Craft Beer. 






Meeting Point

Southern Discoveries Queenstown Visitor Centre, 110 Beach Street, St Omer Wharf, Queenstown.

Additional Information

Please be ready and checked in at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled cruise departure.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

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NZ$ 49

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All bookings require a current COVID-19 Vaccine Pass to be shown on the day (for ages 12yrs 3mths and above)

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

Enjoy exploring New Zealand’s picturesque Lake Wakatipu on a spacious Catamaran which has been purpose built to provid...Show More
Adult: $49
(15+ years)
Child: $10
(5 - 14 years)
Infant: $0
Duration: 1.5 Hours

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