Jervois Steak House at Sofitel Queenstown

The Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is sharing its taste for the good life and great dining with its guests, signing up the recently opened Jervois Steak House (JSH) as its official signature restaurant partner. In addition to welcoming external patrons, the popular new steak house (which launched in December last year) will also now […]

Blanket Bay Honeymoon Package

Luxury hideaway Blanket Bay in Glenorchy has re-launched its ‘Ultimate Alpine Honeymoon Package’, with off-season and shoulder season prizes fixed at 2011 rates. At the same time, the romance experience is being promoted in a new Blanket Bay video that gives viewers a taste of what they can expect. The two-minute film is one of […]

Emirates VP gets a taste of Queenstown

Emirates Vice President of Australasia Barry Brown jetted in to Queenstown last week for his first taste of the resort’s world-renowned scenery and experiences. Hosted by Tourism New Zealand GM Australia Tim Burgess and Destination Queenstown CEO Graham Budd, Mr Brown enjoyed a whirlwind 24-hour ‘familiarisation trip’ of the region, fitting in a golf course […]

Once in a lifetime’ ride

Queenstown’s KJet, which re-branded last year from Kawarau Jet, continues to offer guests the ultimate high-speed, adrenalin packed Jet boat experience with two rivers and twice the excitement. The complete company re-brand, which perfectly reflects the thrills, speed, spins and spectacular scenery of the ‘once in a lifetime’ ride, includes all eight Jet boats in […]

Queenstown’s LiveTouch

A brand new cutting-edge information guide that encompasses ‘Queenstown’ within an online interactive one-stop information shop was launched in the resort today (June 14). Dozens of local operators have already jumped on board with the innovative information and sales tool, called LiveTouch. LiveTouch enables users to navigate on-screen Queenstown’s adventure operators, accommodators, restaurants and bars, […]

International biking stars cut a trail to Queenstown

Some of the world’s top mountain biking stars are heading to Queenstown this week to test their skills at the resort’s annual Bike Festival. The 10-day Queenstown Bike Festival (22 March – 1 April 2013) features more than 25 events ranging from recreational rides, social events and the Tour de Wakatipu to the extreme downhill […]

SKYCITY Casino Royale Ball

SKYCITY has signed up as a Gold Sponsor of the 2013 American Express Queenstown Winter Festival in support of the SKYCITY Casino Royale Ball. Scheduled for Saturday 22nd June and to be staged at the newly-upgraded Queenstown Memorial Centre, the ever popular Ball’s return to the programme is expected to be well received. American Express […]

Sky High in Queenstown

At 7am this morning there was frost on the ground and it was what I’d class as a bit nippy! But that was soon forgotton as out hot air balloon slowly lifted off the ground just before the sun peeked into view above Arrowtown. With hardly a whisper of wind we rose (with the help […]