Register now for the inaugural Walter Peak High Country Farm Run

Registrations are open for the first-ever Walter Peak High Country Farm run, to be held in Queenstown on the decade’s first leap day - Saturday 29 February 2020.

This fun event for the whole family includes a TSS Earnslaw Cruise Finishers Medal for each participant plus a range of spot prizes. Participants can choose one of two options: either a 5km run or a 10km run, which is two laps of the 5km course. The course covers a variety of non-technical terrain including 4WD farm tracks and bridle trails with spectacular mountain and lake views. 

The event will begin with a 45-minute cruise on the TSS Earnslaw at 8am, which will include an event briefing, and participants will arrive in plenty of time for the 9am start by the Walter Peak wharf. 

After the event, everyone can reward themselves with a range of delectable food and refreshments from the Walter Peak pop-up BBQ before embarking on the return cruise to Steamer Wharf. The awards ceremony, which will be held during the return cruise on the TSS Earnslaw from 11am onwards, will also include a prize ceremony for each age category.

Real Journeys General Manager Paul Norris says, “We are delighted to be involved in hosting this event for all ages. This family friendly run at Walter Peak High Country Farm sits well with our aim to engage with local community values. Most visitors usually only see the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and the farm tour, so this is a great opportunity for everyone to explore a lot more of our farm.” 

Prices range from $29 for under 5-year-olds to $69 for adults running the 10km course. For more information and online registrations go to or

Registrations close midnight on Sunday 23rd February, unless the event sells out prior, and pre-event registration is open from 3pm – 7pm on Friday 28 February or between 7am and 7.45am on Saturday 29th February at the Real Journeys Visitor Centre on Steamer Wharf. 

Image: The TSS Earnslaw arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm

About Real Journeys:
Real Journeys is a privately owned tourism business that was founded in 1954 by tourism and conservation pioneers Les and Olive Hutchins.  Today the company remains true to its founders and their guiding principles of conservation and hospitality. Based in some of the most untouched areas of New Zealand, Real Journeys has operations from Stewart Island to Queenstown – including the Te Anau Glowworm Caves, world renowned cruises through Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Walter Peak High Country Farm and the heritage steamship TSS Earnslaw.
Register now for the inaugural Walter Peak High Country Farm Run