Saturday, April 4, 2009

Rotorua Lakeland Queen


My trip to Rotorua was very worthwhile, and I took many photos of various landmarks. Berthed on the Rotorua lake, I saw her Majesty the Queen. This genuine 266 passenger stern wheel paddle ship was built on the traditional lines of the Mississippi River paddle ships.Purpose built and launched in 1986, the Lakeland Queen has only ever sailed on Lake Rotorua and is now a well-loved icon of Rotorua. She is powered by a 240 hp Cummins diesel engine driving the 8 bladed stern paddle through a hydraulic system.

The Lakeland Queen, New Zealand’s only Paddle Stern Driven Vessel returns to Lake Rotorua in all its glory complete with a 10-metre extension and a stylish new interior.

The Lakeland Queen can now cater for up to 240 guests for a seated breakfast, lunch or dinner, or 300 guests for a cocktail style function. The options available include one of the daily scheduled cruises, exclusive use of the upper or lower deck for a scheduled cruise, or to charter the entire vessel for the ultimate corporate, incentive or wedding experience.


5 comments:

XUE said...

Have never been to this part of NZ. That is a wish of ours - to live there one day!

Barry said...

Now that looks like one beautiful ship! There are a thousand reasons why I'd love to visit New Zealand. Now there are a thousand and one.

Golden West said...

What a great paddle boat! I had no idea they were still being built - good to see.

M.Kate said...

Of course...wishing to be there too...

Reader Wil said...

In 2005 I was in New Zealand with my daughter and her children, but we stayed on the South Island. So it is nice to see now Rotorua! Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter.