The Old Packhouse Market, Kerikeri

Visit The Old Packhouse Market for good, honest, farm fresh products

Showcasing the best of the region, The Old Packhouse Market is set to commence as a must-do attraction in the Bay of Islands. This exciting new venture reflects the growing appreciation for farm fresh produce and gourmet items.  From the tastiest summer berries to the juiciest citrus in cooler months, the Northland region is home to farms, wineries and orchards, offering fresh food delights from land and sea.

Visitors will be treated to a bounty of gourmet goods including a bakery deli, wine cellar and  Market café.  With such natural beauty to inspire creativity, the area is also home to many talented artists and some local artisans will be on-site.

Extend your stay in any season and experience the best of Northland at  The Old Packhouse Market.

SOLD – Millvista Lane, Arrowtown

Millvista, clad in schist and cedar and simply but beautifully landscaped

Our latest sale overlooks Lake Hayes and borders Millbrook Resort sits 5 Millvista Lane. Clad in schist and cedar and simply but beautifully landscaped in tussocks and established poplars this home truly co-exists with its stunning environment.

Extremely private, the substantial four bedroom four bathroom home has all the aspects one would expect in a home of this quality. The use of skylights and large windows flood the home with natural light and takes in numerous aspects of the outstanding lake and mountain views. The warmth of wooden joinery and floors and schist around the fireplace have been designed with a respect for the external surroundings but with the comfort for day-to-day living in mind.

For more information regarding this latest sale follow this link to 5 Millvista Lane, Arrowtown

New Listing – Seaview, Russell

Seaview presents as an opportunity not to be overlooked

Seaview embraces an idyllic Long Beach location with sophisticated style.  Designed by renowned architect Robert Railley, the beach house offers three levels of coastal living with a sun-drenched aspect and expansive ocean views. Privately positioned, the house is set amid palms, its concrete and timber construction in harmony with the natural surrounds.

Arrive fresh from the beach to the entrance level, complete with double garage, hidden laundry and internal stairs ascending from the foyer. On the first floor, open-plan living incorporates the designer kitchen, lounge and dining areas with glass doors opening onto spacious decking.

For more information on this latest listing follow this link to Seaview, Russell or call Charlie Brendon-Cook +64 21 2444 888

New Listing – Wellington Street, Russell

With captivating views from sunrise to sunset, this property holds immense appeal

Rarely available, this impressive home presents without compromise on location and style. Commanding panoramic views, the property is established in a prime, harbourside position on Wellington Street in Russell.

Extending over three levels, the house presents as new, having been remodelled to an architect’s design. As such, it accommodates the luxuries of modern day living with a contemporary layout and generosity of space.

For more information contact Charlie Brendon-Cook +64 21 2444 888 or follow this link to Wellington Street, Russell


SOLD – 42b Man Street, Queenstown

A sophisticated, luxury townhouse just a few hundred meters from vibrant Queenstown

Our latest sale is this sophisticated, luxury townhouse just a few hundred meters from vibrant Queenstown. Lakeview is a stunning New York style designed townhouse that sits elevated along a ridgeline above Lake Wakatipu and overlooks the wharf capturing Queenstown’s most iconic view – The Remarkables at sunset.

Once you arrive at the property’s entrance gate you step into a beautifully private, landscaped courtyard, your own oasis with wonderful flow through to the main living area and beyond. Set out over three levels and spanning 336m2 the first floor consists of the main living, dining, kitchen and powder room with views that only a select few obtain.

For more information on this latest sale follow this link to 42b Man Street, Queenstown


A stunning home overlooking Lake Hayes, Arrowtown

Drenched in all day sun and capturing outstanding views

This modern, luxurious architectural home takes full advantage of its centre stage position overlooking Lake Hayes. Drenched in all day sun and capturing outstanding views this home is as stunning as its surrounds.

The design incorporates large amounts of glass which draws in the environment and floods the home in natural light. At the hub of the house is a very well-appointed designer kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Large bi-fold doors allow a seamless transition onto a sheltered courtyard with outdoor fireplace, further decks encompass the panoramic blue waters of Lake Hayes. The main lounge and dining areas have stunning views and a cosy ‘winter room’ is perfect for television, music and relaxing.

For more information regarding this luxury Queenstown property follow this link to Arrowtown Lake Hayes Road


Vertical Horizon, capturing the dizzy heights of Hong Kong

Romain Jacquet-Lagreze captures gobsmacking urban densities of Hong Kong

“Inspired by the “geometry of the urban environment and the vivid lives it shelters”, French photographer and graphic artist Romain Jacquet-Lagreze captures the dizzying heights and gobsmacking urban densities of Hong Kong. Using a wide-angle Sigma lens, Romain snaps photos of mammoth buildings, both immersing and intimidating us with verticality, height and scale. His photos have been turned into a 160-page book, Vertical Horizon, which marvels at the geometric and almost kaleidoscopic formations of the city, at the same time exploring Hong Kong’s elegant and vernacular architecture.”  Text and images via Design Folio

To see the full picture gallery follow this link to Design Folio


SOLD – Littles Road, Queenstown

This charming family home ticks all the boxes

Our latest sale is located in Queenstown’s rural setting of Dalefield with views of ‘The Remarkables’ this charming family home ticks all the boxes. Set on a manageable acre surrounded by large blocks it has the privacy that defines country living. The extensive use of schist in construction and landscaping add character to this perfect family package, particularly the spectacular outdoor fire and courtyard area.

Follow this link to Littles Road, Queenstown to find out more about this latest sale.  If purchasing a property in this area interests you please call our Luxury Real Estate specialists Nick Horton +64 21 530 000 or Terry Spice +64 21 755 889.

Vote for Queenstown as the World’s Leading Destination

Steeped in unrivalled natural beauty, Queenstown NZ

Do you think Queenstown is the World’s Leading Destination?  Then please head over to the World Travel Awards and vote for Queenstown.  The World Travel Awards are the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars  Now in its 21st year they recognise, acknowledge and reward excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry worldwide.

Voting closes 26 October 2014


Energetic, helpful, friendly volunteers required

Taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region

The inaugural Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon will take place on 22 November 2014.  The event is sold out, 6000 plus runners along with their families and friends will descend on Queenstown.

Events are not just about the athletes, behind every event is a huge number of volunteers whose time, energy and enthusiasm are every bit a part of the event as the runners themselves.  So the call is out for “heaps of awesome, helpful, energetic, friendly volunteers to be a part of the event too and add to the event experience for everyone. Dates required range from Monday 17 November to Monday 24 November 2014.”

Volunteer roles vary from pre event setup, to race day support to post event pack down, so if you would like to be part of this event follow this link to  Queenstown Marathon to volunteer.