Queenstown

Hotels in Queenstown

An unpretentious boutique property("dairy" is Kiwi for "convenience store," by the way).

Azur consists of nine 800- square-foot freestanding villas on a steep cliff facing the alpine, Tolkienesque landscape surrounding Lake Wakatipu. Architect John Blair’s designs are simple gabled forms, roofed in ?int-colored corrugated steel and clad in Oregon red cedar and indigenous schist.

Golf and spa complex of cottages and villas, in a pastoral mountain valley just 20 minutes from Queenstown.


Queenstown runs on adrenaline: the birthplace of bungee jumping also offers skydiving, jet boating, and killer downhill slopes. Matakauri Lodge & Spa is just an eight-minute drive from the action, but feels a world away, set among cabbage trees and Douglas firs.

An extensive upgrade and expansion in 2010 transformed the ground floor of the 82-room Sofitel Queenstown into a Parisian-style lobby and lounge, as befitting Sofitel's Gallic heritage.  The sophisticated property is a quick stroll away from the top-notch restaurants and cafes of the lively cente