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Spring is King!

Spring is King!

We live for Spring here in the Wakatipu Basin. Don't get me wrong, obviously we're pretty mad about the Winter season itself, but for some reason Spring has a vibe to it unlike the rest of the busier seasons - let me explain why you might think about a visit in...

Winterfest is 100 days away!

Winterfest is 100 days away!

It always seems to sneak up on us every year.ย  One minute we're donning our bikini's and budgie-smugglers trying to cool off during the warm Summer days on the Wakatipu lakefront, the next we're complaining about needing to upgrade our thermals and that "surely this...

#Winteriscoming – which mountain is for you?

#Winteriscoming – which mountain is for you?

We'reย  pretty lucky here in the Queenstown Lakes District in that we've got not 1, but 4 different Winter resorts to throw yourself down when the snow comes calling.ย  But if you're never been here before, which one is for you? Coronet Peak:ย  The closest resort to...

The ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’t’s of #HostelLyf

The ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’t’s of #HostelLyf

Generally we're of the opinion that most people are pretty good when it comes to the way they conduct themselves in life, however there's always a few bad eggs that ruin it for the rest.ย  Unfortunately if one person has an issue with another, that issue quite often...

The Perfect Summer Holiday in Queenstown

The Perfect Summer Holiday in Queenstown

In heart of the South Island's Central Otago region sits Queenstown, a popular vacation hot spot that boasts a lifetime of experiences in one location. A combination of world class tourist facilities and rugged unspoiled New Zealand landscapes, Queenstown is widely...

Exploring Queenstown From The Sky, Water And Ground

Exploring Queenstown From The Sky, Water And Ground

With endless walking and bike trails, incredible mountain ranges and massive lakes, exploring Queenstown is no mean feat โ€“ especially for the first time visitor. Here is a brief look at some of our favourite means of getting around and seeing all Queenstown has to...

Should we rent a car while we’re in Queenstown?

Should we rent a car while we’re in Queenstown?

We get asked this question quite a bit throughout the year, and unfortunately our answer is generally the same - it entirely depends on your personal circumstances, budget, and travel desires.ย  So we'll try and simplify it a little for you below 1.What are you trying...

$50 or less in Queenstown

$50 or less in Queenstown

We've heard the complaint a few times in recent history - Queenstown is expensive. Now, we'd like to stop you right there.ย  Firstly, Queenstown is no different to any other town/city in the western world; If you have expensive tastes, then yeah, your wallet is going...

Free Events at the 2018 Queenstown Winter Festival

Free Events at the 2018 Queenstown Winter Festival

For the past 43 years the Queenstown Winter Festival has been New Zealandโ€™s biggest party, offering a raucous 4 day celebration to herald the start of the winter season. This yearโ€™s fest, sponsored by Real Journeys, promises to be the best yet, offering a stellar...

Hiking in the South Island no.3

Hiking in the South Island no.3

Guest Blogger: Lucy Xu (Reception Manager) Nature and the mountains are calling out to you to explore! Our beautiful home of New Zealand offers an endless amount of jaw dropping scenery and there is just so much to explore. The diversity in the scenery here is...