Join us for a week long party to celebrate the centenary of the TSS Earnslaw - the last hand coal-fired, passenger carrying steamship in the southern hemisphere.
Large crowds gathered at Queenstown Bay for the launch of the TSS Earnslaw on 18th October 1912, it created such a stir that a public holiday was declared the next day so people could travel on a special trip to Glenorchy. A hundred years later this vintage steamship is set to create another stir at her centenary celebrations. A week long party includes special lake cruises, period costumes, bands, entertainment, food and lots of activities for the family. This is an event not to be missed – check out our website: www.tssearnslaw.co.nz
• First Commissioned Sailing, Re-enactment Cruise from Queenstown to Kingston
Travel back in time to the first official voyage of the TSS Earnslaw. Enjoy a continuous brunch, music and other entertainment. Staff will be dressed in period costumes in keeping with the historic occasion.
• High Country Station Cruises
Trace the historical freight and mail routes followed by the TSS Earnslaw on its way to Glenorchy. Enjoy the 1900’s theme with entertainment, morning/afternoon tea and historians on board.
• The Woolshed Party, Mount Nicholas Station
Cruise to Mount Nicholas Station for a special Birthday bash with a live band and entertainment in the Woolshed.
• Frankton Arm Special Cruises
Pick from a range of different cruises around Frankton Arm complete with entertainment, music and historians on board.