A bucket list destination, Queenstown indomitably remains one of the most recognisable holiday spots in the world.
Arriving in Queenstown immediately plunges you into a world of soaring peaks, crystal clear lakes, sparkling rivers and natural colours of vivid intensity. While this alpine metropolis is pretty as a picture, it also functions as a centre of industry with fabulous shopping and every amenity you could desire.
Surrounded by mountains whose jagged peaks and precipitous slopes is a landscape photographers dream, Lake Hawea is a lakefront village straight off a postcard.
The turquoise waters of this lake are so clear you can see the fresh water salmon and trout prevalent in the area meters deeps below you. A natural anglers playground, Lake Hawea is also famed for water activities such as wind surfing, parasailing, and boating of all kinds.
The township is small but does have two restaurants, a café, a small grocery store and plenty of peace and quiet for those seeking a true escape.
Less than 15 minutes drive from the estate is the lakefront town of Wanaka. An adventurer’s haven, Wanaka attracts people who believe in, and practice, a better way of life. A community of creative entrepreneurs and natural explorers, Wanaka is an innately friendly global village whose people love to share their passion for the area with visitors.
There’s an abundance of activities to entertain all ages from jet boating and paragliding, to skydiving and Puzzling World. Scenic flights from Wanaka are some of the best in the world taking you deep into the mighty Southern Alps, around Mt Aspiring and Mt Cook, and into the heart of Fiordland and Milford Sound.