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    Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise wins OUTSIDE Magazine's Best Small Cruise of the Year

    OUTSIDE – one of America’s leading active lifestyle magazines has selected Real Journeys Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise as the best small cruise for 2015 and features it on its cover.

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    Rare native whio fly between Great Walks

    Three young whio (blue duck) have been successfully rehomed in Mt Aspiring National Park thanks to the efforts of the Department of Conservation, Real Journeys, Genesis Energy and Air New Zealand.

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    Walter Peak Land Restoration Project

    Real Journeys is embarking on large scale restoration of its land at Walter Peak to ensure visitors continue to have an authentically New Zealand experience.

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    New Chairman and two new Directors appointed to Real Journeys Board

    Real Journeys is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chairman and two new directors to its board.

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    Tony McQuilkin Wins Tourism Industry’s Most Prestigious Individual Award

    Queenstown based Commercial Director for Real Journeys, Tony McQuilkin, has won the New Zealand tourism industry’s most prestigious individual award - the Crowe Howarth International Sir Jack Newman Award for 2014.

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    TSS Earnslaw turns 102

    The TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship turns 102 tomorrow (Saturday 18 October) and the occasion will be quietly marked this year with cake for all who travel on her.

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    Walter Peak Ultimate BBQ

    Diners taking the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak to enjoy their gourmet barbecue will be able to enjoy the outdoors despite the current wintry weather following the completion of an innovative new outdoor kitchen and pergola.

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    Real Journeys Chief Executive Joins Tourism Industry Association Board

    Real Journeys and Cardrona Alpine Resort Chief Executive, Richard Lauder is looking forward to representing Queenstown and the lower South Island after being co-opted to the Tourism Industry Association Board.

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    TSS Earnslaw Annual Rescue Exercise

    A rescue exercise will be held on the TSS Earnslaw at 8.30am on Sunday morning (21 September), to test the crew’s ability to handle an emergency situation.

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    Kakapo chicks like "rockstars" in Arrowtown

    Two-and-a-half month old Kākāpō chicks Lisa1, Rakuira2 and Heather1 drew crowds like “rockstars” at the Kākāpō Chicks Day Out in Arrowtown today. In a first for the region Real Journeys and the Department of Conservation’s Kākāpō Recovery team brought the three precious chicks in from Invercargill for a one off public viewing.

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    Real Journeys celebrates 60 years in business

    Key Southern New Zealand tourism operator Real Journeys celebrates 60 years in business and family ownership this month.

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    Real Journeys partners with DOC Kakapo Recovery Team to bring Kakapo chicks to Arrowtown

    In a first for the region Real Journeys and the Department of Conservation’s Kākāpō Recovery Team are bringing three precious Kākāpō chicks to Arrowtown for a public viewing on Friday 23 May.

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    TSS Earnslaw heads into annual survey

    Following a bumper summer season Queenstown’s 101-year-old “Lady of the Lake” the TSS Earnslaw heads up the slipway at Kelvin Grove next week to begin her annual maintenance.

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    Real Journeys buys its Walter Peak base

    Real Journeys has purchased the land & facilities that underpin its Walter Peak operations from its landlords Convelle Enterprises Ltd.

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    Real Journeys Purchases Cardrona

    Key New Zealand tourism player Real Journeys has purchased Cardrona Alpine Resort from Australian based Vealls Ltd.

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    TSS Earnslaw steams to 101 years of service

    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.

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    Real Journeys upgrading Walter Peak offering

    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.

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    Real Journeys named Operator of the Year 2013

    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.

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    Real Journeys propose new “Narrows” Wakatipu ferry service

    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.

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    Maintenance period for TSS Earnslaw briefly extended

    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.

  • Real Journeys named preferred bidder for Cardrona Alpine Resort

    Key New Zealand tourism player Real Journeys has been named today as the preferred bidder in the sale of Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka.

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    Doubtful Sound is open for business

    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.

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    New multi-million dollar harbour facilities in Milford Sound

    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.

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    New Airvan for Milford Sound Flights

    Milford Sound Flights’ new Airvan passed through its ‘crossing of the guard’ at Queenstown Airport yesterday following its first passenger flight.

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    Real Journeys makes significant internal appointment

    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.

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    Real Journeys chases slice of burgeoning multi-day cruise market

    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.

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    TSS Earnslaw makes nostalgic journey to head of lake to mark centenary

    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.

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    TSS Earnslaw re-enacts maiden passenger voyage on Lake Wakatipu to mark centenary

    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.

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    TSS Earnslaw Centenary celebrations officially launched

    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.

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    TSS Earnslaw Centenary Celebrations kick off Sunday 14 October 2012

    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.

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    Modelling the TSS Earnslaw

    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.