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.


Thomas Lee/Lee Lip Pang said...

Beautifully maintained steamer

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was a great boat tour! Beautiful scenery, fascinating history. I would love taking that boat and I can tell you did.

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Holy moosepoops! This tour looks amazing...I would LOVE it!!...jp

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Everything looks amazing and such beautiful scenery!


suituapui said...

I went to Queenstown a long long time ago, in 1980!!! It was a beautiful place, breathtaking, then. Bet it still is now.

Niki said...

Gorgeous mountains. I would love to see them in person someday.