TSS Earnslaw steamer

One of the oldest tourist attractions in the South Island is TSS Earnslaw. It’s a 1912 Edwardian twin screw steamer based on Lake Wakatipu. Seen here sailing past the Queenstown Gardens towards the town centre. This is the only remaining commercial passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere. It’s one of a couple of boat trips in New Zealand that I’ve photographed a few times but never actually done the trip on the boat itself. I would expect some amazing views of the southern alps from the lake. The scenic cruise across Lake Whakatipu takes around 1.5 hours. Next time I’m in Queenstown I’ll do my best to take a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw.

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