New Listing – Stonebridge

A wonderfully positioned residence set in a tranquil rural setting within the exclusive Stonebridge development, located in the heart of Dalefield. The classic design blends seamlessly with the environment and is enhanced with ponds and established native planting framed by iconic alpine views of Coronet Peak, Cardrona and a stunning aspect to the Remarkables Range.

A beautiful tree lined avenue leads to Stonebridge’s central village square branching into eight private residence’s, six with completed homes and each with their own freehold title. Each owner has a shared ownership in the surrounding forty acres, which protects the owners privacy from neighbouring homes. Stonebridge is a small intimate community with strict covenants to protect it from future development effects.

The  home is built from concrete block and solid plaster the quality and scale is to be admired. Garrick and Jill Tremain commissioned one of the most respected companies to construct their home, RBJ Builders who completed the project in 2002.   With three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an ample three bay garage with workshop this wonderful home has all that you would expect from a property of this calibre.

The opportunity to invest in this unique lifestyle location is rare and this premium residence is on the market for the very first time.

Please click here to find further information about this stunning property.


New Listing – Fitzpatrick Road

Designed by Noel Tapp and Murray Bennett this classical country family home has been finished to an international, luxurious standard beyond the normal benchmark.

The elevated, north-facing position allows the home to enjoy long sunlight hours whilst being sheltered from prevailing winds by the heavily landscaped grounds and hundreds of fully mature trees. Majestic and serene are seldom used collectively but these words perfectly describe this outstanding estate.

The home can be configured into as many as five bedrooms, depending upon usage.  The interior at over 500m2 in size is of a premium standard.

The 8.5 acre-park like estate is completely private yet has expansive mountain and valley views that inspire feelings of seclusion whilst only ten minutes from Queenstown, Arrowtown, Coronet Peak ski field and the international airport.

The property must be viewed to take in all its features, both inside and out, an outstanding opportunity exists for the astute buyer.

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NZ High on China Travel Wish List

Chinese tourists are spending more time travelling overseas, with New Zealand in their top three “wanting to visit” destinations, according to a Chinese International Traveller Monitor report released this morning.The report, which surveyed more than 3000 Chinese travellers and more than 3000 hoteliers, found that the number of Chinese travelling overseas had significantly increased, with 97 million heading overseas in 2013 compared with 83 million in 2012.The Tourism Administration of China said this figure was expected to pass 100 million by the end of this year.  The report found that New Zealand ranked third in the top destinations that Chinese travellers wanted to visit in the coming year, with Australia ranked number one and France number two.


Price adjustment – Golden opportunity. Now offered at $1,650,000

Long Beach has always been considered the premier address in Russell, Northland. Luxury Real Estate New Zealand is proud to present a 1.6-hectare elevated slice of paradise, which would not fail to impress the most fastidious, and demanding of buyers.

Simply outstanding views and aspect are understatements when describing this property and the nature of the terrain will ensure it stays this way. For more information on this property and to take advantage of this opportunity please click here.

Tightly Contested Sailing Series in the Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands turned on some mixed conditions which made for an interesting and tightly contested weekend of racing as part of the Elliot 5.9 Traveller Series.  This classic design by Greg Elliot remains a popular choice of one design racing boat, offering all the performance and maneuverability required for match racing.  Many of the world’s top sailors have put in some serious time on these demanding little boats and even after 30 years the design still attracts serious talent.

The races were run in the protected waters just off the Russell waterfront and seven races over the weekend led to a narrow victory by ‘Retro’ of just 1 point. With good breezes and warm temperatures the Bay of Islands is an ideal venue for sailing events all year round.

Photography by Julie Kidman


Biggest Day Ever for Queenstown Airport


An influx of snow tourists and the onset of school holidays has seen the busiest ever day at Queenstown Airport.

A total of 46 flights – 26 domestic and 20 international – with 7000 passengers coming and going through the airport – an equivalent to half the resort town’s permanent population.

“In terms of numbers it’s our biggest ever day”, operations general manager Mark Harrington advised, “but we’re expecting even busier days during the winter”.

Three days of snowfall have meant all skifields around Queenstown are now up and running.

Mr Harrington said it was great news for businesses in the town, and was confident the airport could cope with growing visitor numbers.

In May the airport announced it was spending up to $10 million to allow airlines to fly into and out of Queenstown after dark, extending its operating hours and visitor capacity during the busy winter season.


SOLD – Taimana

Taimana is a superbly appointed luxury apartment located in the heart of Queenstown. Just minutes to walk to restaurants and shops the convenience of staying at Taimana is just one of the reasons it has a strong performing rental history.

Designed by International Interiors from Australia the apartment fitout is world class and has received wide acclaim from visitors from around the globe.

For further information regarding this sale of Taimana Apartment, please click here.

New Listing – 12 Anglesea Street, Arrowtown

Historically one of the original cottages on Anglesea Street chosen for its elevation and sun position, this fully renovated property by Architect Michael Wyatt has produced a beautiful 171m2 home on a fully fenced 1,012m2 premium land site. Positioned only 150 meters from Arrowtown’s quaint village with its vibrant restaurants and popular cafes this opportunity should not be passed.

With an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen the property is perfect for both entertaining and family lifestyle. Offering three double bedrooms, a main bathroom and a spacious ensuite off the master. Its numerous out buildings also have great potential for either a home office or children den.

The lovely warm home is centrally heated with radiators, a gas fire and electric under floor heating, making this property perfectly set up for all seasons. A concrete and weatherboard construction, with iron roof the cottage has retained its original façade making it one of the most appealing homes within the area.

Few options now exist within the boundaries of Arrowtown’s historic zone, and with two recent sales within close proximity we encourage your immediate attention to obtain this premium located residence in one of the most desirable settings.

New Listing – 7 Anglesea Street, Arrowtown


Positioned in one of the most desirable locations within the Arrowtown historic zone this charming residence has great potential. Currently operating as Arrowtown Lodge this short-term stay accommodation offers unique cottages in keeping with local heritage. Alternatively it could easily become a beautiful family residence.

Since taking ownership our clients have completed several upgrades including a new kitchen, renovated master suite and extensive landscaping improvements. Four separate cottages all with their own ensuites make up the accommodation business with a further two separate ensuited units for friends or family. The renovated kitchen is the centrepiece to the owners entertaining area with a comfortable indoor-outdoor flow to an elevated deck overlooking the charming village and church.

Positioned just 150 metres from the main street of the delightful village of Arrowtown and its quality restaurants, cafes and the famous Dorothy Browns cinema.

For further information about this lovely new property at 7 Anglesea Street, please click here.

Award-winning Millbrook Resort installs New Zealand’s first state-of-the-art GPS system for golf carts

Queenstown’s award-winning Millbrook Resort is leading the way in world-class guest experiences investing in a state-of-the-art GPS system for its brand new fleet of golf carts.  The significant venture makes the resort the first club in the country to use such technology.

The cloud-based Golf Pilot system, created by GPS Systems International, uses Samsung TAB devices and employs cutting-edge technology to enhance players’ golf game while also providing some nifty safety features for management.

Once players set-off for their round the Golf Pilot system kicks into action and starts tracking the cart’s location through the resort. It enables players to see where they are on the course, highlights course no-go areas, shows pro-tips on how best to play the hole and players can measure the distance to any point of interest including bunkers and the pin on the green.Back at the pro shop, the interactive and real-time map shows management where each of the carts are at any given time, meaning they can move slow players on and even call players back if they’re unlikely to finish before dark.

Other unique features include live local weather and radar maps, two-way communication and messaging between the cart and pro shop — ideal for providing information and assistance, severe weather updates and answering player’s questions or responding to an on-course emergency.