Queenstown Central Scenic Cruises

Queenstown Scenic Cruises offer memorable trips across the placid waters of Lake Wakatipu and, further north, Milford Sound. With spectacular mountain backdrops, and heaps of history, cruises here are so much more than just sitting on a boat.  

Scenic Cruises in Queenstown are special for a number of reasons. With the stunning Lake Wakatipu right there, and Milford Sound, just 'up the road', this area is made for exploring. With Te Anau, Queenstown is the main hub for those wishing to explore Milford Sound. You can make your own way up there, or join a coach/flight trip. Once there, companies like Southern Discoveries, JUCY Cruize and Mitre Peak Cruises will show you all the jewels such as Stirling Falls and Mitre Peak itself.   If you want to stay closer to base, there are numerous cruises across Lake Wakatipu. The TSS Earnslaw steamer ship is the most popular vessel, which crosses from Queenstown to Walter Peak. Alternatives include Southern Discoveries' state-of-the-art Spirit of Queenstown catamaran, or Million Dollar Cruises, which has two funky boats to hand.

Milford Sound Cruises - Southern Discoveries

Milford Sound Cruises - Southern Discoveries Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Discover more of Milford Sound with Southern Discoveries.With a range of cruises to suit every interest and timeframe,Southern Discoveries offer the ultimate Milford Sound experience.

Mt Nicholas High Country Farm

Mt Nicholas High Country Farm Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Unique trips to this remote, historic sheep station in Queenstown. 100,000 acres of stunning scenery, accessed via a 45-minute cruise across Lake Wakatipu.

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

Cruise into untouched wilderness on our Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise to discover Lake Wakatipu's hidden gem - Mt Nicholas.

TSS Earnslaw

TSS Earnslaw Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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TSS Earnslaw is an iconic steamship that offers visitors a scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm.

Queenstown Water Taxis

Queenstown Water Taxis Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

The fastest, most scenic way to get from A to B across Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu and the Frankton Arm. Use for convenience, or a day out, with golf shuttles, scenic trips.

Milford Sound Day Trip

Milford Sound Day Trip Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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Kiwi Discovery's luxury coach offers you elite comfort, hours of spectacular scenery, photos stops, commentary, and delivery to Milford Sound - where our boat will carry you through ominous mountain


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