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Real Journeys has purchased the land & facilities that underpin its Walter Peak operations from its landlords Convelle Enterprises Ltd.
Key New Zealand tourism player Real Journeys has purchased Cardrona Alpine Resort from Australian based Vealls Ltd.
Queenstown and New Zealand tourism icon the TSS Earnslaw celebrated her 101st birthday with a special Frankton Arm cruise today and a strong assertion from Real Journeys boss Richard Lauder that the company has every intention of having the vessel on Lake Wakatipu for another 100 years.
Key tourism player Real Journeys is significantly upgrading its Walter Peak offering with the intention of making it a destination that “locals and tourists alike want to visit”, says Chief Executive Richard Lauder.
Key New Zealand tourism player Real Journeys was named Tour Operator of the Year 2013 at the annual Tourism Export Council conference held in Masterton last week.
Real Journeys is seeking resource consent to operate a small passenger and cycle ferry across The Narrows on Lake Wakatipu to link Frankton Arm’s Queenstown trails.
Queenstown’s 100-year-old “Lady of the Lake” the TSS Earnslaw will be out of service for a slightly longer maintenance period than initially anticipated.
Key New Zealand tourism player Real Journeys has been named today as the preferred bidder in the sale of Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka.
Doubtful Sound is open for business, that’s the message tourism operator Real Journeys is pushing in light of the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement to close the Milford Road for works for 10-14 working days commencing Thursday 23rd May.
New multimillion dollar harbour facilities in Milford Sound were officially opened by Real Journeys founder Olive Lady Hutchins and Southern Discoveries owner Sir Cliff Skeggs with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Fresh Water Basin today.
Milford Sound Flights’ new Airvan passed through its ‘crossing of the guard’ at Queenstown Airport yesterday following its first passenger flight.
After undergoing an executive recruitment process for the newly created Director of Sales position Real Journeys has appointed internal candidate Ryan Ingram. Ryan has been International Sales Manager – Australia, India and Japan for the past three years and prior to that worked for 13 years for Kirra Tours, a New Zealand travel wholesaler.
Leading New Zealand tourism operator Real Journeys is ramping up its multi-day cruise offerings on the back of the burgeoning cruise sector and domestic interest. The company is significantly increasing the number of its Fiordland and Stewart Island Discovery Cruise sailings and adding three and four day short-cruise variations.
The heritage steamer the TSS Earnslaw continued its 100th birthday celebrations during Labour Weekend, making a nostalgic journey tracing its original freight and passenger route to the Lake Wakatipu high country lakeside stations and Glenorchy on Sunday (October 21), attracting almost 300 people, many with strong links with the Head of the Lake and the TSS Earnslaw.
Queenstown turned the clock back 100 years today (October 18) when a large crowd, dominated by school children waving flags, lined Queenstown’s Steamer Wharf to welcome the heritage steamship the TSS Earnslaw, as she marked her official centenary by sailing on Lake Wakatipu from Kingston to Queenstown re-enacting her maiden passenger voyage held on October 18 1912.
The TSS Earnslaw centenary celebrations were officially launched on Sunday (October 14), during a night of nostalgia, when more than a hundred past and present staff members gathered on board the heritage steamer to mark her century of service.
Past and present skippers, stokers, engineers, pianists and caterers will meet on board the TSS Earnslaw on Sunday October 14 to kick off the heritage steamer’s week long centenary celebrations which focus on a re-enactment of the maiden voyage from Kingston to Queenstown on October 18.
An Australian man’s passion for the TSS Earnslaw has gained him widespread recognition after his hand carved model of the heritage steamer won supreme awards at a Queensland show.