The cruise to Mt Nicholas across crystal clear Lake Wakatipu allows you to sit back, relax, and enjoy magnificent views of The Remarkables and the surrounding mountain ranges . Enjoy the smooth sailing on Spirit of Queenstown, a purpose built catamaran which is the perfect vessel for this 45 minute one-way journey.
The open top deck allows you to take advantage of spectacular uninterrupted photo opportunities across the lake, or if you prefer to be inside you can take advantage of the large viewing windows and comfortable seating. Enjoy getting up close and personal to the flora and fauna and listening to native birdsong whilst you explore the turquoise waters of Bob’s Cove.
The incredible views towards Glenorchy as you pass White’s Point are better than any postcard and will remind you that you truly are in middle earth.
Disembark Spirit of Queenstown at Mt Nicholas High Country Farm. With over 100,000 acres, Mt Nicholas spans as far as you can see over stunning alpine landscapes. This is the beginning of your adventure into this remote wilderness.
From the shores of Lake Wakatipu, across impressive tussock plains and the pristine Von River Valley, Mt Nicholas is home to 29,000 Merino Sheep and 2,200 Hereford Cattle and is one of largest stations in New Zealand.
Join the Mt Nicholas Farm Experience to learn about one of New Zealand’s most historic, family-run, High Country Stations. Get up close and personal to this hub of farming activity and see a working farm in action. Meet the animals, feed the pigs and horses and watch as the farmer and Belle the working dog round up the sheep in this beautiful lakeside location.
You will end your trip back at the woolshed on the lake edge for afternoon tea of homemade pikelets with cream and jam, as well as tea and coffee before you cruise back into the heart of Queenstown.