1895 Print over 100 years old Queenstown Lake Wakatipu (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.254.

Entitled – Queenstown. Showing Lake Wakatipu and the Mountains. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Queenstown. – Steaming from Kingston, at the south end of Lake Wakatipu, the taveller presently comes round in sight of Queentown, when he beholds on the right the “Remarkables,” a complete chain of jagged, irregular rocks, 7,688ft. high, their peaks covered with snow or enveloped in the clouds.

Queenstown is situated on the border of the lake and is very picturesque, standing in the elbow nearly midway between Kingston and the head of Wakatipu, which beautiful lake is shaped like an S.

This town is well provided with hotels, and has a reading-room, an Athenaeum, a hospital, a public park, and an esplanade running along the shore of the bay.

Four miles from Queenstown by road are the Frankton Rapids; and another four miles brings the tourist to Lake Hayes, a beautiful sheet of water about a mile square.

Passing along the edge of this lake a pleasant drive can be obtained by crossing the Shotover River, passing Arrowtown, and thus returning to Queenstown.

Ben Lomond is six miles from Queenstown; and the traveller should not leave this district without ascending this mountain or Mount Bowen.

After passing over Wedge Peak – from which a fine view of Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau Valley is obtained – one crosses the “Saddle,” and then we see on the right and left hand two high peaks, the former being Mount Bowen and the latter Ben Lomond.

Mount Bowen is easier of ascent, but the view is not nearly so good as from the other peak.

We have no space for eloquent descriptions; suffice it to say that the view from the summit of Ben Lomond is one of the grandest in the southern hemisphere, if not in the whole world.

The trip from Queenstown to the head of the lake is accomplished by steamer, passing on the way numerous waterfalls and Pigeon Island, the famous picnic resort, which is half buried in flowers and ferns.

There are also seen stupendous rocks, varying from 5,000ft. to 10,000ft. in height, and many of these are almost perpendicular down to the very water’s edge.

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is original and not a photocopy.

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