New Listing – 125 Smiths Way, Mt Pisa, Cromwell

Lakefront property with stunning panoramic views

As you enter this elevated lakefront property through a beautifully tree-lined driveway your senses are drawn to its tranquil and stunning panoramic views. Ideally positioned on the lakeshore reserve of Lake Dunstan with 165 metres of frontage, the mature grounds surround the stylish, high quality residence completed in 2010.

The design features allow the owners to enjoy several outdoor living areas including a private courtyard with large open fireplace and water feature; an entertainer’s paradise.

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125 Smiths Way, Mt Pisa, Cromwell

New Listing – Edmonds Road Estate, Bay of Islands

Private tropical retreat

With a private, waterfront location, an architect-designed home and a separate caretaker’s cottage, this property presents as a tropical-style retreat.

The main residence displays the superior qualities of a Ron Sang inspired home ( Constructed of reinforced insulated concrete with warm timber features, this multi-level property showcases the Malaysian influence in style.

Spacious and light throughout, the main living area overlooks the pool and waterway to seemingly float amid the gardens. Exquisite teak joinery frames large panels of glass to further integrate the indoor and outdoor space. A highlight is the upper-level balcony with raised pavilion roof and breathtaking views.

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New Listing – Walter Peak Penthouse, Queenstown

Furnished luxury penthouse with spacious balconies and stunning views

Located in central Queenstown this luxury penthouse is perfect to cater for all your lifestyle adventures in this dynamic region. Stunning views from the main living areas and master bedroom frame Lake Wakitipu, snow capped mountain ranges, and the lively town centre below.

Perfect for entertaining with an open plan kitchen, dining and lounge of generous proportions. These living areas flow seamlessly and extend out to several spacious balconies. The main balcony is covered with glass so that you can enjoy alfresco dining with spectacular scenery in all weather conditions.

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Walter Peak Penthouse, Queenstown 

SOLD – 1220 Gibbston Highway, Arrow Junction

Family lifestyle residence with French country feel

This recently sold picturesque rural residence has been built with family and entertaining in mind. It is privately nestled into its stunning landscape of six acres without compromising the panoramic aspect of the regions most iconic ranges. The mature gardens, fruit trees, rolling lawns, water features, and sensational vegetable garden are unique and abundant.

Characterised throughout with a French country feel, the entire home is heated by a diesel powered under floor system. A beautiful open plan kitchen/dining area with a separate island workspace and breakfast bar integrates seamlessly with the lounge, a schist stone gas fire fills the room with warmth and ambience. A clever design feature is the home office space located privately behind bi-fold doors next to the dining table. Completing this area is an additional and separate lounge suitable as a reading or retreat room.

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1220 Gibbston Highway, Queenstown

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend

Bay of Islands Walking Weekend 2nd – 4th October 2015

Walking weekend is an event in Russell which showcases the beauty of the bay and cultural and historic elements unique to this part of the world.

Walkers can chose from 20 various walks to suit all tastes; from a Cultural History tour around Russell Village, to an Island Ramble heading out on the famous R. Tucker Thompson to Otehei Bay. Groups of 20 people are allocated to each guide and walks sell out fast.

All walks leave from the  The Duke of Marlborough Tavern where people can meet, chat about their day and have something to eat and drink. Entertainment and competitions occur throughout the weekend.

Sold – 88 Fitzpatrick Road, Queenstown

Historic 1870s miners cottage

With a manageable land size of just over 2 acres, its own well, and an 858m2 consented building platform, this site offers the perfect opportunity for someone looking to build their dream home.

Already established on the land is an historic 1870s miners cottage. Fully restored by renowned Rilean Construction in 1994, this charming, open plan, one-bedroom retreat, has kitchen, dining and lounge area. With two schist open fireplaces and natural wood features the cottage encapsulates its pristine countryside setting.

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88 Fitzpatrick Road, Queenstown

Australians spend their “sick” days in Queenstown

The Remarkables, a popular ski destination remains snow capped in spring

Destination Queenstown has launched a new marketing campaign designed to encourage trans-Tasman visitors to make the most of fantastic spring skiing conditions and the huge range of activities on offer in Queenstown. The “sick day, stow away” campaign takes a tongue in cheek look at pulling a sickie to escape for a holiday.

Research released by Destination Queenstown shows that of the 1,005 full-time-employed Australian surveyed, four in five have taken a sick day at some point in their career when they’re not really ill. When it comes to taking a sick day, Australians  like to plan ahead, with the average Aussie worker taking three days to plan their pretend illnesses.

Graham Budd, CEO at Destination Queenstown, comments; “While we were shocked to hear about the number of Australians that fake sick days, we can fully understand why people would go to great lengths to stow away to Queenstown, because it’s the best place on earth. Admittedly we’re slightly biased”.


New Listing – Penthouse Apartment, Queenstown

Luxury penthouse in central Queenstown with superb performance history

This penthouse apartment is in the ultimate location with an easy and flat walk to all the attractions of central Queenstown.

The apartment is on the third floor and has views over the village green and beyond to Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges.

It has open plan living areas, can easily accommodate up to six guests and has decks on both ends capturing the stunning views. Combine this with a private carpark and all of the regions activities are on your doorstep.

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Penthouse Apartment, Queenstown

New Listing – Combings Farm, Lake Wanaka

Exceptional privacy and stunning lake and mountain vistas

Sale by Public Tender. Closing 2pm, Thursday 22nd October 2015.

This is a unique opportunity for the astute purchaser to secure two of the most stunning building sites and waterfront land holdings available in the Southern Lakes region.

Combings Farm is a 137 hectare lakefront land holding within close proximity to world class ski fields, Wanaka township and the World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park.

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Combings Farm, Lake Wanaka 

New Listing – 29 Panorama Terrace, Queenstown

Visualisation of interior for homes at Panorama Terrace

Four new stunning luxury homes are being built at 29 Panorama Terrace, all with expansive views over Lake Wakatipu and across to Kelvin Heights Golf Course.

With a Scandinavian feel to the interiors and a mix of fine timber and glass cladding to take in the stunning views, these homes tick all the right boxes.

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29 Panorama Terrace, Queenstown