Saturday, 22 April 2017

Real Journeys in New Zealand

Real Journeys is a privately owned tourism business with operations from Stewart Island to Queenstown.

They’ve just announced that they’re building a new convention and events facility at Walter Peak High Country Farm near Queenstown.

‘It’s such a stunning natural alpine environment at Walter Peak that our event facility will probably be more of a retreat,’ says Matthew Day, Real Journeys director of product development.

The convention centre is the second stage of a $20 million dollar development at Walter Peak, with a new conference/events facility and restaurant in a restored heritage building seating up to 150 people.

‘We will have a unique combination of heritage and architectural buildings set amongst the high country farm of Walter Peak with cottage gardens, lake and mountain views,’ says Day.

A large new amphitheatre is part of the first stage of the development, seating up to 400 people and to be built in time for next season’s Walter Peak Farm Tour demonstrations.

‘We know people work better in a beautiful environment so we wanted something away from the hustle bustle where they can unplug, reflect and totally focus on the event,’ he says.

Real Journeys’ has also added a new fleet of transportation to its Queenstown attraction - the Ubco electric trail bike.

Designed in New Zealand, the dual electric drive trail bike has a lightweight frame and powerful near silent motor in each wheel that provide complete control for an off-road adventure at Walter Peak.

Real Journeys is the first company to provide a fleet of the brand new Ubco bikes as part of a tourism attraction.

The event buildings are expected to be completed in 2020. 

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