Eichardt’s Private Hotel voted world’s best ski resort hotel

Eichardt’s Private Hotel voted world’s best ski resort hotel- Eichardt’s Private Hotel Queenstown has once again been lauded as the world’s most exceptional boutique hotel taking out the prestigious title of world’s best luxury ski resort hotel at the 2013 World Luxury Hotel Awards. Announced at the annual black-tie Gala Ceremony in Thailand on November […]

Queenstown Company among fastest-growing in New Zealand

Queenstown Company among fastest-growing in New Zealand – Queenstown Tourism Company Thunder Jet and Queenstown Water Taxis has been named among the top fifty fastest-growing businesses in New Zealand. It is the only tourism business to have made the Deloitte Fast 50 index for 2013, which ranks businesses according to their revenue growth over the […]

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruises on Lake Wakatipu

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruises on Lake Wakatipu – Queenstown’s newest tourism attraction Spirit of Queenstown will take to the waters of Lake Wakatipu next Monday November 11 carrying her first official passengers. The launch of Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruises is the latest milestone in Southern Discoveries expansion over the past five years and […]

Spirit of Queenstown – maiden voyage

The multi-million dollar catamaran, Spirit of Queenstown, will make her maiden voyage this month as part of the annual Queenstown Jazz and Blues Festival. The two hour Spirit of Queenstown Jazz, Blues and Wine Cruise will be people’s first opportunity to experience the area’s newest tourist attraction up close and personal. Offering a unique look […]

Spring snowfall tops up Queenstown ski fields

Consistent snowfall yesterday (5 Sept) followed by a stunning blue sky day has seen locals and visitors flock to the slopes around Queenstown today to enjoy superb spring skiing conditions. Yesterday The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski areas were blanketed with 15cm of new snow, and Cardrona Alpine Resort topped up with an extra 20cm […]

Vibrant Summer Festival for Queenstown Lakes District

Summerdaze Festival Join thousands of locals and visitors for the Summerdaze Festival held in the Queenstown Lakes region this summer. Summerdaze, celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014, is a month-long fun-filled programme featuring over 40 events staged across the district. There are events for every age group – featuring music, sports, dance, arts, crafts, cinema […]

Swiss-Belhotel International Arrives In NZ

Asia’s rising hospitality management star Swiss-Belhotel International will launch an upscale resort at legendary Kiwi ski playground Coronet Peak, adding New Zealand to the burgeoning list of Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern nations where the Swiss-Belhotel flag flies. wiss-Belresort Coronet Peak Queenstown will offer an experience targeting international tourists, said Chairman, President and owner of Swiss-Belhotel […]

World’s fastest skiers choose Queenstown

The world’s highest cliff jump operator proved the adrenalin activity of choice for some of the world’s fastest ski racers in Queenstown today (August 15). Renowned for skiing at speeds of up to 130kph, Olympic gold medallist and multiple world championship winner Ted Ligety swapped highly-tuned top performance race skis for a backwards ‘canyon swing’ […]

Skyline Queenstown new bike trail

Skyline Queenstown has announced details of a new mountain bike trail as it launches its season pass prices and information for 2013/14. Starting at the midway clearing and gradually flowing through Queenstown bike park, the new $75,000 trail is going to complement the steady gradient of Skyline’s other green trail Hammy’s, providing riders of all […]

Heritage Queenstown School Hols Special

Award winning Heritage Queenstown sets the standard for southern hospitality with its recent sleek refurbishment, promising a great stay for a family winter ski break.   The hotel’s meticulous upgrade has transformed every deluxe room and suite with a stylish new décor boasting modern furnishings and sumptuous bedding, plus, new entertainment systems and state of the […]