Lost in Time on the South Island of New Zealand.
Bottlenose Dolphin surf the bow wave of the tourist vessel 'The Navigator' which runs overnight cruises on Doubtful Sound, South Island, New Zealand...You would be forgiven for thinking you'd just stepped out of a time machine while travelling around the South Island of New Zealand.. From the misty shades of grey in the fiord of Doubtful Sound, to the fully operational Steamboat the TSS Earnslaw; the Lady of the Lake on Lake Wakitepo, this beautiful island is a Tardis for tourists!..The South Island of New Zealand is roughly the size of England, but it's population of less than a million people means much of the land remains free from human development. It's breathtaking views, and it's climate, could be likened to a cross between Scotland and Scandinavia, and around every corner is mostly unspoilt natural beauty....The Commercialised resort town of Queenstown is the nerve centre of the islands tourism industry, providing the more adventurous thrill seeker with jet boating, skydiving, bungy jumping, and paragliding to name just a few of the more adventurous activities..Queenstown also provides numerous Lord of the Rings tours into middle earth.. In stark contrast the TSS Earnslaw, The Vintage Steamship which has graced the waters of Lake Wakatipu since 1912 provides daily voyages to Walters Peak and a step back in time for it's passengers. The voyage even includes a good old fashion sing-a-long to songs of yesteryear...Just forty five minutes out of Queenstown the Kingston Flyer, a vintage steam train still operates on 14km of track using two AB Pacific Class steam locomotives built in 1925 and 1927 respectively, although the Flyer's history began much earlier in 1878 when it operated between the main south line and Gore..Fijordland on the south Western side of the Island has some of the world's greatest treks; indeed the Milford Track is often booked up way in advance...Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download