A resort town, Queenstown is a centre for adventure tourism including skiing, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, hiking, and fly fishing just to name a few possibilities. It is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the main mountain skifields of Cardona, Coronet Peak, and more. Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snow Farm located near the village of Cardrona. A coal fired steamship that is nearly 100 years old, called the TSS Earnslaw, provides tourist trips on the lake. Locally, Queenstown has a reputation as one of New Zealand's wine and cuisine centres. Neighbouring, historic Arrowtown also features excellent restaurants and bars, and Queenstown lies close to the centre of a small wine producing region, reputed to be the world's southernmost.
Queenstown also has a global reputation for being the 'Adventure Capital of the World'.
Overlooking Queenstown with the bay only 200 meters away---the peaceful water’s edge of Lake Wakatipu---Queenstown House Luxury Bed & Breakfast Hotel has been operating since since 1982. This is one of Queenstown’s most sought after small hotels close to the action, yet in a private and quiet location. Louise Kiely and the Queenstown House team offer you first class service within a relaxed and informal atmosphere in New Zealand style. The modern boutique luxurious suites all have private balconies and open fires, fully equipped full size kitchens, and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your stay. The largest can accommodate up to six guests and is private and self-contained. The rooms are all individually decorated in a contemporary style with some unique touches such as a choice of pillows catering to every preference. Highly flexible, the accommodation can be arranged to suit the size of your party. All of the accommodations have spectacular lake and/or mountain views. They pride themselves in sourcing only the freshest local and organic produce available every day. Each morning you will be treated to a gourmet breakfast in the lake-view dining room. In the evening a hosted pre-dinner get together is a chance for all the guests to mingle, exchange experiences, and plan more adventures.
Queenstown House has off-street parking, bag and car storage, laundry facilities or valet service and wireless internet connection. This boutique hotel is the perfect base to explore the endless attractions of Queenstown and the Southern Lakes. The informed team at Queenstown House can help you to organize your stay whether you choose to:
- hike one of the great walks in the Fiordland National Parks.
- visit the peaceful serenity of Milford and Doubtful Sounds
- ski or snowboard at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables in the winter season (June to October),
- go for a jetboat ride or white water rafting.
- fish in the many alpine lakes,
- take a bungy jump from Nevis Bridge or visit some of the wineries dotted all around the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago region.
Set in the heart of New Zealand's adventure capital, Queenstown House is close enough to walk (4 mins) to the vibrant hub of downtown, but far enough to be private and quiet. The elevated position provides spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges.
The National Geographic Traveller Magazine, March 2006, chose Queenstown House in their "12 Top picks "of places to stay in NZ.
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