New Listing – 88 Cotter Avenue, Arrowtown

Sunny corner site with spacious living areas

Situated on the highest site in the neighbourhood this sun-drenched corner site has sensational private living spaces and panoramic mountain views of the Arrowtown backdrop.

Spanning five bedrooms over three levels it has the capacity to accommodate family and friends while giving everyone plenty of space to enjoy its immaculately detailed interior.

Open plan kitchen and lounge areas are connected to a media room with cavity sliders, all opening to an extensive deck and courtyard area that faces north to the views.

In its current layout one of the upstairs rooms has been set up as an attractive home office with built in desks and shelving, this connects to a shared en-suite with the other upstairs bedroom.

For more information regarding this new listing please follow the link to 88 Cotter Avenue, Arrowtown


New Listing – 8 The Mews, Queenstown

 North facing three bedroom cottage with all year sun

Mews 8 is superbly positioned in the most sought after area of the prestigious Millbrook Resort, a three hundred metre stroll will take you to the various restaurants, tennis courts, fitness centre and pool.

Situated on 411 square metres of freehold, mature grounds this sophisticated cottage overlooks four fairways of open natural landscape giving you a stunning green belt to the sprawling mountains beyond.

For more information regarding this Deadline Sale, please follow the link to: 8 The Mews, Queenstown

Riverview Road, Bay of Islands – Tender Closing 4 March 2016

Private executive estate on approximately 2,367m2 of waterfront land

This is a home of pure distinction. Designed, built and finished to exacting standards, using the best of technology and materials, this lovely property has been fastidiously maintained and presents as new.

This is arguably one of Martyn Evans’ best works. Renowned for his innovative designs, he has produced a magnificent home in a secluded and private setting, ideally suited for entertaining and family living. Oriented to make the best of the natural light, a highlight is the glass vented portico roof over the formal dining area. An easterly aspect invites warm morning sun into the living areas. The sheltered western garden allows for al-fresco evening entertaining. Internally the living spaces are substantial and elegant.

For more information regarding this property please follow the link to  Riverview Road, Bay of Islands

Magnificent Luxury Home – Wilton Lodge, Queenstown

Italian marble features throughout this spacious and elegant home

Privately positioned on 3,450 square metres, this substantial north-facing waterfront property overlooks Lake Hayes with magnificent views to the mountains beyond. Award winning architect John Blair designed this home to achieve maximum sunshine and lake views from almost every room.

Italian marble features throughout the spacious and elegant home, greeting you at the entrance then flowing into the formal living room and stepping down into the dining room. Bi-folding doors lead from these spaces to reveal stunning lake views and an informal external dining area.

For more information regarding this property please follow the link to Wilton Lodge, Queenstown

Sold – 7 McChesney Road, Arthurs Point

Four bedroom family home with mature grounds and self-contained wing

Located in a private laneway in Olde Arthurs Point this property is very handy to both recreational and commercial amenities. Just five minutes to Queenstown central and the base of Coronet Peak it would be hard to find a more convenient location.

A large private courtyard frames the entrance to this unique home with established trees and mature grounds that are landscaped for easy-care. Elevated and basking in sun the 1,663m2 of mostly usable land is a rare find in its original Arthurs Point location.

For more information regarding this latest sale please follow the link to  7 McChesney Road, Arthurs Point

Motatapu trail events on March 5

All levels are welcome to enter the Motatapu off-road events occurring on March 5

This event,  simply known as “Motatapu” in local circles, started in 2005 offering a mountain bike or off road marathon option. The inaugural event attracted 1000 competitors.  Today the event attracts nearly 4000 competitors over a number of off-road disciplines and would not be possible without the support of volunteers.

“The Motatapu” event is now owned by the Queenstown Trails Trust with all proceeds helping to fund the on-going development of trails in the Wakatipu and ensure the high standard of the Queenstown Trail is maintained. With this is mind, your volunteer hours will directly benefit the local community so to find out more follow this link to Motatapu 2016

Revised Price – 79 Mountain View Road, Queenstown

North facing, well appointed three bedroom home

Situated in prestigious Mountain View Road is this easy care acre of north facing land with expansive views of the Remarkables Range.

Recent renovation designed by local company Kerr Ritchie and built by Edge Construction has transformed the original dwelling into a modern home with all the fixtures and fittings expected at the premium level.

For more information regarding this listing please follow the link to:  79 Mountain View Road, Queenstown

SOLD – 117 Long Beach Road, Bay of Islands

Architect-designed beach house on approximately 3,103m2

Constructed from pre-cast concrete and cleverly integrating within the coastal landscape, this is arguably the most sophisticated property along the premium Long Beach strip. Architect-designed by Tim Hooson of Jasmax, the contemporary concrete beach house captures sweeping ocean views to showcase an idyllic location.

Few properties achieve such sense of seclusion and privacy with this degree of beach access. Finished to an impeccable standard, there are three levels to this sanctuary. The concrete construction provides a solid foundation to the building. It is also integral to the design, balancing strength and grace in impressive proportions.

For more information regarding this latest sale, please follow the link to: 117 Long Beach Road, Bay of Islands

Record Day at Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport Celebrates Record Flight Numbers in January 2016

Queenstown Airport has logged its busiest day on record with 60 flights; 18 international and 42 domestic, on Saturday January 2nd.

With airlines scheduling 17 per cent more flights this year, airport acting chief executive Mark Edghill  says he expects a record-breaking summer. He added that traffic is an ongoing challenge for Queenstown, but one the council is addressing.

The 60 flights on Saturday did not include sightseeing plane flights or helicopter trips.

Queenstown visitors increase spend in 2015

Visitor expenditure in Queenstown by country of residence. Source: MBIE

Queenstown is again the number one regional centre in New Zealand for international visitor expenditure, retaining its 14% market share of all international spend, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) latest annual Regional Tourism Estimates.

Destination Queenstown CEO Graham Budd said the numbers demonstrate the important role Queenstown plays in the total visitor experience in New Zealand:

“As anticipated the positive growth in visitor expenditure is continuing for Queenstown, showing that our businesses and community are focused on providing world-class experiences, from accommodation to activities, food and hospitality. Visitor satisfaction is a strong focus for this region, and we believe the rise in visitor expenditure shows we are delivering on that promise to our visitors.”

Visitors from key markets such as Australia, China and the United States showed higher visitor spend in the Queenstown region when compared with international visitor expenditure in the rest of the country. The results represent strong growth in the value visitors to the region bring.