12/5/21

south island scenery


These are a few things that I captured as we wandered in the South Island.



Whio (bluc duck) found only in New Zealand.



St Paul's Anglican Church, Arrowtown








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12/3/21

TSS Earnslaw

In Queenstown, we took a 90 minute cruise on Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw, 
 the oldest hand-fired passenger boat in the Southern Hemisphere. It was first launched
in 1912, although coal steamers were on this lake as early as 1863.

The lake is surrounded by the Remarkables mountain range, which were magical to see,
even on an overcast day.




The tour takes passengers to Walter Peak Station (farm) where you can tour the
sheep farm and have lunch. We opted for just the ride across and back.

The staff at Walter Peak wave at the arrivals (just moments after this was taken!).



Scree at the top of the mountains.



Some of the seats are from the NZ railroad.

For more information on the TSS Earnslaw, click here.

For more information on Walter Peak Station, click here.