I chose this journey with my husband's strong recommendation and careful selection. Although it was a long and hard journey, when I came to Christchurch and saw the beautiful scenery, I swept away the fatigue of the journey. The itinerary is very reasonable, covering the classic scenic spots of the South Island, and the meals and accommodations are good. Besides the buffet, there are also some special dishes, such as Maori barbecue, lobster dinner, fried fish and Chinese food. The tour guide is very professional and humorous. He drives and works as a tour guide along the way. He introduces the history, customs and customs of New Zealand. He also shares many beautiful photos. He is very well organized, has the right time, and his group members are punctual and love each other. The whole trip gave us a comprehensive understanding of New Zealand, feeling that we were walking in the painting every day. The scenery was really beautiful. As my husband said, when we arrived in New Zealand, we didn't need to see any other places.
TTS Earnslaw is the only coal-fired steamship still in operation in the southern hemisphere. It has a history of more than 100 years. Passengers can see workers putting coal into the stove on board. They can also introduce the principle of steam engine. The source scenery is very beautiful. They can arrange to visit farms, play with small animals and watch wool shearing performances when they are free.
It would be a pity not to take a steamship once in Queenstown. More than 150 years ago, Queen Town developed rapidly because of the gold rush. Before the establishment of highway transportation, Lake shipping supported the transportation of the town for a whole day, especially the steamships with larger volume than sailboats, which were responsible for most of the daily necessities and cargo transportation, even carrying gold seekers with large amounts of gold. More than a hundred years later, with the opening of the highway, the steamship fleet on the lake has withdrawn from the historical stage one after another, while the Ernslau, launched in the same year as the Titanic, has remained elegant, ushering in her 104th birthday this year. Up to now, walking on the pier of Queenstown, almost no one would be glad at her elegance. After boarding the ship, I can't wait to go to the middle of the cabin to see the workers shovel coal into the boiler, which is the only coal-fired steam ship in the whole southern hemisphere. Interestingly, the staff told me that, despite the rolling black smoke, the steamship was actually black, but not dirty, because the black smoke had been filtered layer by layer before it was discharged, so the steamship also received an environmental protection award. Arrived on the ship, almost everyone ran to the bow to put on the same model of the classic Titanic, I can not avoid vulgarity, open arms against the cold wind concave shape. More than half an hour's voyage, accompanied by endless snowy mountains, is really refreshing. On the second day of boarding, I happened to meet a double rainbow on my way from Queenstown to Greenlock. Look again, isn't it a steamship between the two rainbows? Hurriedly took out his mobile phone and captured a beautiful picture of a boat in neon. At that moment, I suddenly felt that this 100-year-old senior beauty, who has witnessed the vicissitudes of the past 100 years, will also bear the new century story has been beautiful. Ernslau is not a schoolgirl without stories.
The Ernslow is the only coal-fired steamship still in service in the southern hemisphere. It was built in 1912 and has been built for more than 100 years, so even the ship itself is a scenic spot. Steamships travel between Queenstown and Walter Peak Farm. The whole voyage is not long, but the scenery on both sides of Lake Wakatip is really going to be amazing. There are catering services in the cabin, order a cup of coffee, enjoy the cross-strait light, but this is true paradise.
To get to Queenstown, you have to take this famous steamship. Pre-booked tickets include 90-minute round-trip tickets to Walter Peak Farm, a BBQ lunch and a shearing show. The ship has a history of more than 100 years. It is powered by steam. Passengers can go down to the warehouse to see the steam engine. There are also piano performances and snacks and drinks on board. It's a great experience to take a boat trip to Lake Wakatip.
Take the only coal-fired steamship still sailing in the southern hemisphere, sail through Lake Wakatip, go to the Walter Peak Plateau Ranch to see the shearing performance, sheep shaved wool look good poor Colonel's home BBQ is not bad, the key is that the lake view is too beautiful, so I don't care too much about food.
Centenary old ship - TSS Ernslau steamship. Although it has gone through a hundred years, the charm still exists. Known as "Lady on the Lake" and cruising on the old coal-fired steam boat in Queenstown "Lake Wakatip" is the best way to appreciate the magnificent mountain scenery of New Zealand. Ancient steamships still retain artificial coal-fired steam operation rooms for visitors, probably the only source of pollution on Lake Wakatipu. Where there is sunshine, there is paradise on earth.
The TSS Ernslau steamship is a steamship with a history of more than 100 years, and it is also one of the most distinctive yachts in Queenstown. It's really meaningful to sit around Lake Wakatip and the Fjord and listen to the roar of the steam engine, as if I had been back 100 years ago, feeling amazing and great.
It's a pleasure to see the shearer show and the shepherd dog show.