Singer-songwriter Bryce Wastney will perform on board
Spirit of Queenstown during the Queenstown International
Jazz and Blues Festival later this month. The
multimillion-dollar catamaran's maiden voyage will coincide
with the festival and tickets are now on sale for the
two-hour Jazz, Blues and Wine Cruises, taking place on
October 25 and 26. Photo supplied.
Queenstown's newest tourist boat, the multimillion-dollar
catamaran Spirit of Queenstown
, will make her maiden
voyage this month as part of the inaugural Queenstown
International Jazz and Blues Festival.
The two-hour Spirit of Queenstown Jazz, Blues and Wine
Cruise will be the public's first opportunity to get a good
look at the boat and will also offer a unique look at
Queenstown and surrounds from Lake Wakatipu.
The special cruise will leave at 2.30pm from O'Regan's Wharf
on October 25 and 26.
Onboard entertainment would be provided on Saturday by
Makareta and Blue Pearl with DT Piano Man and on Sunday by
Bryce Wastney and New Zealand blues musician and festival
organiser Billy T. K. jun.
T. K. jun said he was ''ecstatic'' to have Spirit of
Queenstown as a venue for the inaugural festival.
''It's a real coup to be able to showcase this amazing vessel
to locals and visitors for the first time.
''It'll be a really exceptional experience on board, not only
enabling people to see her in all her glory but also enjoy
some great tunes.''
Southern Discoveries general manager John Robson said it was
a ''fantastic opportunity'' for locals and visitors to
experience live music in a unique setting and he expected the
event to sell out.
''Cruising across Lake Wakatipu on a brand-new,
multimillion-dollar catamaran is an amazing experience in
''Combine that with great food, wine and superb live
entertainment and you've got a perfect way to spend a couple
• The Jazz and Blues Festival runs from October 24 to 27.
Bookings for the Spirit of Queenstown Jazz, Blues and
Wine Cruise are essential and can be made at
Southern Discoveries in Queenstown Mall or at www.eventfinda.co.nz. Tickets cost
$75 per person and include nibbles and a glass of wine or a
boutique beer on arrival.