Unique vaccination experience onboard the TSS Earnslaw

Unique vaccination experience offered on TSS Earnslaw for ‘Super Saturday’ with trips, treats, tours & terrific coffees

Those who are vaccinated on the TSS Earnslaw in Queenstown between 7.30 and 11.00am as part of ‘Super Saturday’, will spend their ‘observation’ time enjoying a free barista coffee, before being offered an optional tour of the 109-year-old steamship – and a chance to spin a wheel for a ‘trip or treat’ on their way out. 

The ‘trip or treat’ spin-the-wheel competition offers the chance to win Walter Peak’s famous Gourmet BBQ lunch, RealNZ Milford Sound Cruises, Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruises and Jet Boat rides. 

RealNZ CEO Stephen England-Hall says the company wanted to help encourage as many people to get vaccinated as possible. “We wanted a creative way for us to support ‘Super Saturday’ and help our community.  We’re looking forward to a time when we can welcome our guests back and this is also part of being able to do that,” says England-Hall.

The vessel would remain at Steamer Wharf for the vaccinations, carried out by the Life Pharmacy Wilkinsons team in the Earnslaw Saloon, followed by observation and coffee on the Promenade Deck.  Guests would be offered a unique tour in her last weekend as a 108-year-old steamship.  The oldest coal-fired, passenger-carrying steamship in the Southern Hemisphere, turns 109 on Monday, when the sweet treats continue - with cake served on Steamer Wharf at 11am.

The TSS Earnslaw cruises across Lake Wakatipu with Remarkables in the background