Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. There’s bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and jet-boating on the Shotover and Dart rivers. In winter, there’s skiing on the slopes of The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. Find here the top 9 Vrbo vacation rentals to choose from for your visit to Queenstown.
Burchell Lodge is a beautifully appointed, architecturally designed house situated on lakeside and mountain land under the beautiful Remarkables mountain range. The house is a 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom home, with a laundry and lock up garage. For your comfort there is underfloor heating throughout, a heat pump and double glazing. The house enjoys a sun drenched north facing view towards Queenstown and Coronet Peak ski fields. Guests have access to the 18 hole Jacks Point championship golf course and the beautiful clubhouse and restaurant situated on peaceful Lake Tewa. In addition there are tennis courts and 20 kms (10 mi) of hiking and biking trails which lead visitors all the way to Queenstown village.
Family home located at picturesque Jacks Point
Price: from 332 USD
Number of Guests: 7
A rustic tent: stylish and comfortable. Enjoy the beautiful views of Mt. Earnslaw, or take in the blooming gardens from an outdoor bubble bath. The newly added glamping style tent is super cool, to read, chill, nap or whatever. The perfect place to relax or base yourself for outdoor adventures. Just like staying at your friends place for the weekend, the pantry has the basics, and there are plenty of toys to use.
Shangri La Stylish glamping tent
Price: from 147 USD
Number of Guests: 4
The Mud Hut for a minimum of 2 people includes trail use. Extra people are 70 USD per person, with a max of 4 people. This is a back country, isolated experience - off the beaten track. The Mud Hut is located at Welcome Rock Trails, a 27 km (18.5 mi), hand built single track mountain bike/walking trail, located in the mountains. Charges apply to use the trail for riding or walking. The trail opened in December 2014.
Price: from 147 USD
Number of Guests: 4
Perfect for a couple, or two adults and a child, this private, tastefully decorated studio is surrounded by majestic mountains and tree covered hills. Just a stone’s throw away from Coronet Peak Ski Field and the world famous Shotover Jet. Other nearby attractions include the Onsen indoor/outdoor hot pools and the Nugget Point Spa. Only a ten minute drive from the centre of town and 15 kms (7.5 mi) from Queenstown’s International Airport and historic Arrowtown.
Enjoy sun drenched days on your own private deck and garden with BBQ, or take your skis and enjoy the day in the fresh powder. With Queenstown being the adventure capital of New Zealand, you will never run out of things to do. Catch the Snowline Express to Coronet Peak running every 20 minutes from 8am to midday, from the bus stop right outside the studio, or cross the road and catch the local bus to Queenstown.
Great studio for a couple near Coronet Ski FieldArthurs Point, Queenstown, NZ
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The 3 bedroom apartment is situated in a spectacular alpine setting. Opposite world class golf at Millbrook Resort, a 15 minute’s drive from Queenstown and 2 minutes from historic Arrowtown. The apartment offers a fully-equipped kitchen, lounge, dining, laundry, full Sky TV, CD and DVD player, WiFi Internet, underfloor heating and gas fire, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and tennis court on-site also.
Arrowfield offers a central base for the year round traveller to explore all that the beautiful Queenstown region has to offer. Spectacular views of the Remarkables Mountains and only 10 minute’s walk from the charming Historic village of Arrowtown with its boutique shops, cafés and restaurants. Golf, wineries and walking tracks complete the picture for the summer, with the three ski fields at your door step for the winter.
Arrowfield ApartmentArrowtown, Queenstown, NZ
A new, modern home in a quiet part of town overlooking a golf course and the start of the lagoon walk. Just a 5 minute’s walk to the township with a pub, lodge and cafe for eating out. A variety of outdoor activities, including horse riding, boating, sky diving, helicopter trips, hunting, fishing, and kayaking can be done here. There’s a great adventure playground, and indoor swimming pool in summer, and beautiful mountain views of Mt Earnslaw and the Humbolt Ranges and Mount Alfred.
Lovely new Holiday Home
Price: from 146 USD
Number of Guests: 7
Whether you are here to enjoy some of the many outdoor activities like skiing, biking or hiking or have come for some relaxation and wining and dining, this house is the ideal base and would suit couples, families with older children or a small group of friends.The kitchen comes fully equipped with a large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker, rice cooker, 4 slice toaster, kettle, filter coffee machine and plunger/milk frother. Complimentary tea, instant coffee, sugar, salt and pepper as well as dishwashing liquid and dish cloths are also provided.
The 3 bedrooms and a bathroom are located upstairs, and there’s a 2nd toilet downstairs. Excellent location, it’s only a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk to the town centre and a 10 minute drive to Queenstown airport. A ski shuttle pick up is a 5 minute walk down the road and it’s a 5 minute bike to the cycle trail. The start of the Queenstown hill walk is also only a 15 minute walk away. There’s plenty of outdoor space and a gas BBQ.
Alpine Vista on Sunrise - super clean, warm & cosy, great views & close to town!
Top guest reviewslovely light clean comfortable houseRead more reviewsgreat for a quiet weekend away
A modern, fully self contained, immaculate, two bedroom unit. Warm with double glazing, underfloor heating and radiator heating. There’s a sunny outdoor courtyard overlooking scenic Tobins Track and the spectacular views of the Arrowtown hills. Within walking distance to Arrowtown Golf Course and a very short 5 minute drive to Millbrook Golf Course and The Hills golf course, and within walking distance to historic Arrowtown main centre, restaurants, boutique shops, hotels and museums.
Handy access to the scenic walking tracks around Arrowtown and Lake Hayes, and Queenstown is a scenic 24 km (12 mi) drive away. The owner’s adjoining large games room next to the unit with a pool table and dart board is available on request at owner’s discretion.
Price: from 149 USD
Number of Guests: 5
A charming 3 bedroom home nestled against a reserve in Arrowtown. With a well kept private garden, this fully fenced, extremely sunny home is just minutes from the restaurants, bars and shopping of Arrowtown. Only 30 minutes to 3 ski areas and with incredible mountain views, (so you can check the conditions before you head out the door) this relaxing house is set in a winter wonderland. The house has a heat pump to take the chill off on those frosty mornings until you have the wood burner roaring. The house is heated by a large wood burner to keep you cosy on those winter nights, and a large north facing veranda offers you the perfect place to relax in the sun. This house is highly sought after and you won’t be disappointed.
Arrowtown Gardeners Cottage
Price: from 113 USD
Number of Guests: 5
Enter into the liveliest zone
Surrounded by the soaring indigo heights of the Remarkables and framed by the meandering coves of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a right show-off. Looking like a small town, but displaying the energy of a small city, it wears its ‘Global Adventure Capital’ badge proudly, and most visitors take the time to do crazy things that they’ve never done before. No-one’s ever visited and said, ‘I’m bored’.
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