Visiting Australian celebrity chef Justin North enjoyed a chance to sample the gourmet BBQ lunch menu before heading to the kitchen to work with Executive Chef Mauro Battaglia at Walter Peak High Country Farm in Queenstown on Tuesday 7 January.
This year’s second Real Journeys Cruise-for-a-Cause, held in Milford Sound, has raised almost $26,000 to help the Wildlife Hospital in Dunedin fund a much-needed veterinary internship. In August, the first Cruise-for-a-Cause, Doubtful Sound, raised $53,200 for Queenstown group Baskets of Blessing.
This year’s Cruise-for-a-Cause to Doubtful Sound has raised $53,220 for Queenstown community support group ‘Baskets of Blessing/Let’s Eat’ for a portable chiller and commercial kitchen equipment to help the team distribute meals for individuals and families experiencing difficult times.
A new initiative aiming to gain insight into the alpine habitat of New Zealand’s at-risk kārearea falcon has received a significant boost of $54,000 from this year’s Real Journeys Birds of a Feather Conservation Ball.
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.