Tuesday, February 18th
This morning we took a walk first thing with our site coordinator from our hotel through the Queenstown Gardens. It was a hilly walk, downhill and uphill!
After wandering through the gardens we walked back to the dock where we will board a boat to cruise across Lake Wakatipu to the Walter Peak Farm. Our boat was the vintage TSS Earnslaw. It was built in 1912 and is a twin screw (propellers) steamer, which means it is steam-powered that is propelled by two screw propellers. It is also the only remaining passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship!
The view from the ship to our destination!
At the Walter Peak Farm we saw a demonstration on sheep shearing and how the working dogs are trained to herd the sheep.
The farm has a buffet restaurant where we enjoyed lunch and then had some time to explore the farm before boarding our boat to head back to Queenstown.
The rest of the afternoon we explored Queenstown and got a lot of exercise walking up and down the hilly streets which were really steep in some areas.
Our last sunset in Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu!