Real Journeys is an innovative, award-winning, locally owned tourism company that provides high quality excursions in southern New Zealand.

Started over 50 years ago, we offer a wide range of activities in Queenstown, Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Te Anau and Stewart Island that include cruises, dining, accommodation, flights, guided walks, kayaking, rafting, cycling, horse treks.

At Real Journeys, our aim for all our excursions is simple: to introduce visitors to New Zealand’s exceptional environment and to give them a new appreciation for nature.

The TSS Earnslaw Cruises however, go one step further. Not only do they showcase the spectacular beauty of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, they also help preserve a part of New Zealand’s history. We are extremely privileged and proud of our long association with the TSS Earnslaw. Read more about the purchase of the TSS Earnslaw by Real Journeys (formerly Fiordland Travel).

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Famous composer Ron Goodwin composed a piece of music inspired by the rhythm of the TSS Earnslaw’s engines. It was first performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

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