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Southern Discoveries Spirit of Queenstown cruise to Mt Nicholas

Southern Discoveries Spirit of Queenstown cruise to Mt Nicholas and sheep

Southern Discoveries cruise to Mt Nicholas sheep station

Southern Discoveries cruise to Mt Nicholas sheep station

Southern Discoveries Spirit of Queenstown with Remarkables

Southern Discoveries Spirit of Queenstown and Mt Nicholas

Southern Discoveries Mt Nicholas Sheep Station

Lake Wakatipu and Glenorchy, near Mt Aspiring National Park

Spirit of Queenstown at Mt Nicholas Sheep Station

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise & Mt Nicholas High Country Farm

We go further so you can see more. Discover more of Queenstown on our scenic cruise, farm experience and cycle trail. Adult prices from just $49! Cruise into untouched wilderness on our Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm. Discover spectacular scenery looking up the lake to Glenorchy and the Southern Alps. Join our Mt Nicholas Farm Experience and meet the local sheep, horses, pigs and Belle the sheepdog. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this stunning area as you enjoy our traditional homemade baking with morning or afternoon tea, whilst we keep the kids entertained as they try their hand at virtual sheep shearing on the big screens. Kids colouring packs available.

Highlights:

-      Queenstown’s longest lake cruise; cruise further and see more of Lake Wakatipu
-      Spectacular views of the Southern Alps
-      Stop at Bob’s Cove to view flora and fauna up close
-      Large, tall viewing windows and comfortable indoor seating
-      Spacious outdoor decks with panoramic 360-degree views
-      Have you photo taken with the skipper in the open wheelhouse
-      Enjoy a snack or refreshing beverage from our on board café

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Mt Nicholas Farm Experience

This is an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to a truly authentic, family-run merino sheep farm that produces the highest quality wool for world-renowned Icebreaker clothing company. Depart from the centre of Queenstown and cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board Spirit of Queenstown to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm. Soak up the tranquillity of this stunning area as you take in panoramic views while visiting one of New Zealand’s most rugged and remote high country farms.
Whilst you're here, journey into the heart of New Zealand's high country in our 4WD vehicle, watch sheep being moved by the farm guide and dog, meet working farm animals used on the farm and watch the way of life on a Kiwi high country farm.
Included in your excursion is a light BBQ in summer or hot soup in winter.

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Information and Bookings: St Omer Wharf, 110 Beach Street, Queenstown
Freephone: 0800 264 536

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.