Unique pre-Christ­mas func­tion

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORTS -

Re­live the el­e­gance of by­gone days and es­cape across Lake Wakatipu on the Real Jour­neys vin­tage steamship TSS Earnslaw for a unique and mem­o­rable pre-Christ­mas func­tion. Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is the old­est op­er­at­ing steamship in the south­ern hemi­sphere - a beau­ti­fully re­stored piece of liv­ing his­tory. A li­censed bar and cafe´ on board make her per­fectly suited for wel­com­ing the fes­tive sea­son in style. Pre-Christ­mas group book­ings of more than ten re­ceive a com­ple­men­tary drink on board­ing and canape´ s dur­ing the one and a half hour cruise. The res­i­dent pi­anist en­ter­tains on the prom­e­nade deck where the chance to join in and sing along al­ways proves a real hit with pas­sen­gers of all ages. Groups can choose a re­turn cruise only or dis­em­bark at Wal­ter Peak High Coun­try Farm and con­tinue their cel­e­bra­tions at the his­toric Colonel’s Homestead. For a leisurely day­time func­tion, a bar­be­cue lunch is ideal. Sit back on the sun-drenched lake­side ter­race as lunch siz­zles on the grill. Al­ter­na­tively, make the most of the long sum­mer twi­light with an evening cruise and a tra­di­tional carvery din­ner in the din­ing room. Feast on suc­cu­lent roast meats, seafood and gar­den-fresh veg­eta­bles, fol­lowed by a mouth wa­ter­ing range of home­made desserts be­fore ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a slice of high coun­try life with our sheep shear­ing and sheep dog demon­stra­tions. For a pre-Christ­mas func­tion with a dif­fer­ence con­tact Real Jour­neys Vis­i­tor cen­tre at Steamer Wharf, Queen­stown on 03 442 7500 to dis­cuss your group’s re­quire­ments.

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