• 10am to 5pm: Historical display (for the duration of the
celebrations) at the Glenorchy Hall (gold coin donation).
Experience a journey through time with a display of how life
was at the head of the lake, including a display of
children's art work and a 3-D model.
• 2.30pm: The Glenorchy Road ... A Dream Come True launch at
Glenorchy Lodge (RSVP event). A documentary film about the
history of the Glenorchy Road.
• 7.30pm: Fabulous '50s Dance Party ($25 per person and
ladies a plate), marquee behind Glenorchy HallDance to a mix
of '50s and old-time dance music with Craig Adams. Dress
code: 1950s style.
• 10.30am-2.30pm: Picnic in Paradise at Paradise homestead
and gardens (free). The old Paradise homestead will be open
from 10am to 2.30pm with free tea, coffee, scones and
pikelets; also featuring Glenorchy artist John Crump's latest
• Throughout the day, Dart Stables will be running an
exclusive horse trek around the "loop track" of Paradise for
$25 per person.
• A children's lolly scramble will be held at 1.30pm, and an
information panel dedicated to those who worked in the
Paradise sheelite mine will be unveiled at 3pm.
• 8am: TSS Earnslaw cruises. A Queenstown to Glenorchy return
cruise or a cruise/bus trip, departing 8am to 10.30am,
duration 6.5 hours to 9.5 hours. Bookings through www.tssearnslaw.co.nz11am-2pm:
TSS Earnslaw Market Day, to be held on the Glenorchy
waterfront (free). Enjoy a variety of displays and food
stalls selling food and other products by the wharf.
• 12.15pm: TSS Earnslaw Cruises ($30 adult, $25 child 5-14
years, infants free). A cruise from Glenorchy around the head
of the lake. Duration one hour. Bookings through www.tssearnslaw.co.nz3pm:
Church Service, Mission Hall.
• 6.30pm: Glenorchy Heritage Dinner (sold out), marquee
behind the Glenorchy Hall. Enjoy a beautiful three-course
meal and entertainment showcasing the community. Dress code:
• 10.30am: A free family-friendly day of activities at the
Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve with a variety of food and craft
stalls. Enjoy the 1860s theme and join the community in
• 11am: Cavalcade arrives at the Glenorchy waterfront. The
cavalcade will officially hand a message from the gold miners
to Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden. Be present to
witness this historic event.
• 11.45am: Beard-growing competition judging. Let's see who
has grown the longest beard since July 1. Beards will be
judged in several categories.
• 12.30pm-1.30pm: Picnic lunch on the waterfront reserve. BYO
picnic lunch and rug, or buy a picnic from a local
• 1.30pm: Mass group photograph.
• 2pm: Official opening of the extended lagoon walkway.
• 2.15pm: Official opening of the refurbished library.