Photo by James Beech.
More than $7000 was raised for Wakatipu High School
resources from the first ''locals' day'' held by Southern
More than 450 people took up the tourism operator's offer of
discounted scenic cruises on the catamaran Spirit of
Queenstown and the Merino experience in the woolshed at
Mt Nicholas Station across Lake Wakatipu.
Four cruises to the station were scheduled on Saturday, but a
fifth cruise was added because of demand. Several woolshed
tours sold out.
A fundraising sausage sizzle for the Queenstown Primary
School year 6 trip to Stewart Island helped feed patrons,
most of whom were Wakatipu residents, but also included
visitors from Cromwell, Alexandra and Dunedin.
Southern Discoveries Queenstown and marketing manager Anita
Golden said the day was ''very successful'' for the community
and company and was likely to be repeated next year.