Real Journeys Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise won the inaugural 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Award hosted by the Tourism Minister at Parliament last night. The awards recognise excellence in visitor experiences and tourism sustainability. Real Journeys Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch was also a finalist.
This year’s Cruise-for-a-Cause to Doubtful Sound will raise funds for Queenstown community support group ‘Baskets of Blessing’ to help distribute meals for individuals and families experiencing difficult times. The second recipient is the Wildlife Hospital in Dunedin, which treats some of the most threatened species - from native birds to penguins and seals.
There is less than a week to go before applications close for the Real Journeys annual Cruise-for-a-Cause. New Zealand based charitable organisations can apply for the opportunity to sell all the berths on one of Real Journeys iconic overnight cruises in Fiordland - and keep all the proceeds.
One of New Zealand’s leading family-owned tourism companies, Real Journeys, has announced the establishment of a new corporate identity called ‘Wayfare’ to represent its tourism companies in the international market.
With an historical New Zealand theme, a hundred elegantly attired guests raised over $85,000 towards Cooper Island Island Restoration Project at the Real Journeys ‘Birds of a Feather’ Conservation Ball on Saturday. 100% of their ticket price went towards Real Journeys’ conservation effort to remove predators on Cooper Island, Dusky Sound.
A smoker’s clay pipe discovered during Real Journeys conservation work on Cooper Island, in Dusky Sound, is believed to have belonged to legendary explorer William Docherty, who lived in Fiordland’s remote Dusky Sound from 1877 to 1894.
A new partnership between Cardrona Alpine Resort and Queenstown businessman John Darby will lead to the development of New Zealand’s largest alpine resort, incorporating Cardrona and a new Soho Basin Ski Area.
Real Journeys new Marketing Manager, Ciara Craig began her new role this week by heading straight to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Te Anau Glowworm Caves and Queenstown’s Walter Peak High Country Farm.
Birds on Cooper Island will breathe a little easier after 24 stoats and 29 rats were killed and removed from remote Dusky Sound, in the first two rounds of full coastal trap checks completed as part of the Cooper Island Restoration Project.