Leading South Island tourism company, Southern Discoveries, continues to expand its business after launching a new Queenstown product range into the tourism market at TRENZ earlier this week.

The company launched its new portfolio of products to hundreds of tourism industry professionals and media at the annual event, held in Auckland.

The company’s purpose-built, high-speed catamaran, Spirit of Queenstown, which launched in December 2013 and has capacity for 150 passengers, recently commenced daily cruises to Mt Nicholas High Country Station.

Located on the western shore of Lake Wakatipu, the privately-owned station covers more than 40,500 hectares and is home to merino sheep used exclusively to supply New Zealand’s renowned Icebreaker clothing. As one of only a handful of traditional farms left in the country, they use horses and dogs for their mustering with no motorised vehicles involved.

Southern Discoveries new product range at Mt Nicholas High Country Station includes an authentic merino Mt. NIC Woolshed experience, Mt. NIC 4WD Safari into the backcountry, and Mt. NIC High Country Walk.

Southern Discoveries’ general manager John Robson said it was an exciting addition to the company’s range of products and he was extremely proud to be able to finally unveil the products at TRENZ.

“Last year we gave the industry a preview of what was to come but we’re just over the moon to be able to fully launch our amazing new products.”

“The station still runs the way it always has and we are delighted to offer the unique customer experience of an authentic high country station up close,” he said.

Visitors can also try their hand at stone skimming, horseshoe tossing, gumboot throwing and even compete at virtual shearing.