Duration Duration: 3hrs 30mins

QUEENSTOWN CRUISE EXPERIENCE – WINTER UPDATE

We’re super excited to be cruising again and have an awesome Queen’s Birthday weekend special for you. Join us on our Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise for only $29 for adults and kids go FREE. Cruise departs at 1.15pm and 3.15pm daily. Come and explore Lake Wakatipu with us!

Please note that due to Covid-19 Mt Nicholas Farm Experience will be on hold for a little longer.

Mt Nicholas Farm Experience

Your adventure takes you from the glassy waters of Lake Wakatipu to the rugged heart of the high country. Cruise on Spirit of Queenstown to Mt Nicholas for a guided tour of the farm. Savour the fresh mountain air and stunning views of this beautiful and remote location.

Why choose Mt Nicholas Farm Experience?

  • Experience life on a real, working sheep station
  • Follow the journey of New Zealand’s famous merino wool, from the high country, to the high
    street with Icebreaker clothing
  • Test your sheep herding skills with Belle and Khan the sheepdog and their talented team
  • Meet and feed some of the farm’s friendly animals
  • Includes a delicious farmers platters lunch or afternoon tea in the woolshed
  • Stroll along our lake front historical walk at your own leisure and enjoy the breath-taking photo opportunities

About Merino Wool
Mt Nicholas is home to 29,000 merino sheep set on 100,000 acres of breathtaking terrain – an extraordinary landscape surrounded by mountains, thousands of glaciers, ice-carved fiords, forests, alpine lakes and vast snowfields.

The farm is one of a handful of family-owned high country stations on Lake Wakatipu, and supplies wool exclusively to the world-renowned Icebreaker clothing company.

Merino wool comes off the back of one of the world’s toughest animals which has learned to thrive in this extreme environment. Most breeds of sheep struggle to survive in this rugged high country, but these extraordinary animals grow a fleece that is luxuriously soft, yet strong enough to cope with anything nature throws at it. Their high-tech coat of exceptionally fine wool is light and breathable in summer, and highly insulating in winter.

That means they can survive temperatures that can soar to 35-degrees celsius in summer or plummet to minus 20-degrees celsius in winter, when mountains are blanketed deep in snow.

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Food Options

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Mt Nicholas Farmers Platter Lunch

Farmers Platter Lunch

Included when you travel on the 11am Mt Nicholas Farm Experience. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Includes:

  • Freshly baked pies and frittatas
  • Gibbston Valley Cheeses
  • Cured meats
  • Chutneys and pickles
Mt Nicholas Farmers Platter Lunch

Afternoon Tea

Included when you travel on the 1.15pm Mt Nicholas Farm Experience. Afternoon tea includes an assortment of freshly baked scones and cakes with gluten free options.

What to Bring

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What to bring

It’s a good idea to bring a warm jacket and wear comfortable, non-slip shoes. Don’t forget insect repellent, sunscreen and plenty of memory card space on your camera.