[02:48.83]TC employee: Hi. Can I help you?
[02:50.81]Visitor: I'd like to find out if you have any excursions suitable for families?
[02:55.99]TC employee: Sure. How about taking your family for a cruise?
[02:59.57]We have a steamship that takes passengers out several times a day - it's over 100 year's old.
[03:04.82]Visitor: That sounds interesting.
[03:06.25]How long is the trip?
[03:07.92]TC employee: About an hour and a half.
[03:09.75]And don't forget to take pictures of the mountains.
[03:12.16]They're all around you when you are on the boat and they look fantastic.
[03:15.55]Visitor: Ok. And I assume there's a café or something on board?
[03:19.78]TC employee: Sure. How old are your children?
[03:21.93]Visitor: Er, my daughter's 15 and my son's 7.
[03:25.58]TC employee: Right. Well there are various things you can do once you've crossed the lake, to make a day of it.
[03:30.99] One thing that's very popular is a visit to the Country Farm.
[03:34.86] You're met off the boat by the farmer and he'll take you to the holding pens, where the sheep are kept.
[03:40.45] Children love feeding them!
[03:42.07]Visitor: My son would love that.
[03:43.56] He really likes animals.
[03:45.59]TC employee: Well, there's also a 40-munite trek round the farm on the horse, if he wants.
[03:50.09]Visitor: Do you think he'd manage it?
[03:52.52]He hasn't done that before.
[03:54.40]TC employee: Sure. It's suitable for complete beginners.
[03:57.22]Visitor: Ah, good.
[03:57.95]TC employee: And again, visitors are welcome to explore the farm on their own, as long as they take care to close gates and so on.
[04:04.90] There are some very beautiful gardens along the side of the lake which also belong to the farm - they'll be just at their best now.
[04:12.29] You could easily spend an hour or two there.
[04:14.69]Visitor: Ok. Well that all sounds good.
[04:17.62]And can we get lunch there?
[04:19.87]TC employee: You can, and it's very good, though it's not included in the basic cost.
[04:24.41] You pay when you get there.
[05:13.55]Visitor: So is there anything else to do over that side of the lake?
[05:17.31]TC employee: Well, what you can do is take a bike over on the ship and then go on cycling trip.
[05:22.38] There's a trail there called the Back Road - you could easily spend three or four hours exploring it, and the scenery's wonderful.
[05:30.68] They'll give you a map when you get your ticket for the cruise - there's no extra charge.
[05:35.86]Visitor: What's the trail like in terms of difficulty?
[05:39.25]TC employee: Quite challenging in places.
[05:41.39] It wouldn't be suitable for your seven-year-old.
[05:43.80] It needs someone who's got a bit more experience.
[05:46.72]Visitor: Hmm. Well, my daughter loves cycling and so do I, so maybe the two of us could go, and my wife and son could stay on the farm.
[05:56.91] That might work out quite well.
[05:59.37] But we don't have bikes here…is there somewhere we could rent them?
[06:05.38]TC employee: Yes, there's a place here in the city.
[06:08.46] It's called Ratchesons.
[06:10.44]Visitor: I'll just make a note of that, er, how do you spell it?
[06:13.89]TC employee: R-A-T-C-H-E-S-O-N-S.
[06:21.10] It's just by the cruise ship terminal.
[06:24.71]TC employee: You'd also need to pick up a repair kit for the bike from there to take along with you, and you'd need to take along a snack and some water - it'd be best to get those in the city.
[06:35.05]Visitor: Fine. That shouldn't be a problem.
[06:37.45]And I assume I can rent a helmet from the bike place?
[06:41.16]TC employee: Sure, you should definitely get that.
[06:43.46] It's a great ride, but you want to be well prepared because it's very remote-you won't see any shops round there, or anywhere to stay, so you need to get back in time for the last boat.
[06:54.12]Visitor: Yeah. So what sort of prices are we looking at here?
[06:57.96]TC Employee: Let's see, that'd be one adult and one child for cruise with farm tour, that's ＄117, and an adult and a child for the cruise only so that's ＄214 dollars altogether.
[07:13.42]Oh, wait a minute, how old did you say your daughter was?
[07:18.13]TC employee: Then I'm afraid it's ＄267 because she has to pay the adult fare, which is ＄75 instead of the child fare which is ＄22 - sorry about that.
[07:29.93]Visitor: That's Ok. Er, so how do…
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Cruise on a lake
• Travel on an old steamship
• Can take photos of the that surround the lake
• Children can help feed the sheep
• Visit can include a 40-minute ride on a
• Visitors can walk in the farm’s by the lake
• is available at extra cost
• Cyclists explore the Back Road
• A is provided
•Only suitable for cyclists who have some
Bikes can be hired from (near the Cruise Ship Terminal)
a repair kit
food and drink
a (can be hired)
• There are no or accommodation in the area
• Total cost for whole family of cruise and farm visit: $