They mainly eat coarse native grasses, sedges, rushes, succulent plant roots and tubers and pasture grasses.
A familiar place for fans of the - "The Lord of the Rings"
South Island - New Zealand
Allow your imagination to roam this beautiful land which we call paradise.
While warm golden sunrays awaken some holiday makers at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, others enjoys the reflections of the buildings on the beach during their early morning exersize.
Six months later, after being rebuilt, on 24 February 1912, the TSS Earnslaw was launched and fired up for her maiden voyage to Queenstown. Her captain was the Minister of Marine, so the ship must have been fairly important to have a minister as her skipper.
The Earnslaw worked transporting sheep, cattle and passengers to the surrounding high country stations.
In 1968, the Earnslaw was very nearly scrapped but fortunately she was rescued. In 1984 she was taken out of service for a huge makeover. Her 12 metre high funnel was painted bright red, with the hull a snow white, and her kauri timber decks glassed in.
In March 1990, the Earnslaw carried two very special passengers, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Other royalty to travel on board have been the King and Queen of Belgium and the Prince of Thailand.
As of 2007, the Earnslaw is still in routine operation carrying tourist passengers across Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Complete with entertainment in the form of a piano and a pianist.
Each of the Earnslaw's screws is turned by a driveshaft driven by a triple-expansion steam engine. Passengers have access to a walkway in the engine room, where they can observe the operation of the engines during the cruise