With an enviable alpine climate and long leisurely days, summer anywhere in the Queenstown Region means rejuvenating hot holidays where the outdoor living is seriously good.
Officially 1 December to 28 February – daytime temperatures hover around the 20°C (F high 80°s – 90°s). At latitude 45° south, the (summer) days are long – midsummer dawn is as early as 5 am while dusk settles around 10 pm.
Sunshine Bay Queenstown: A holiday home in this suburb of Queenstown has been long sought after for its close proximity to the centre of town yet far enough away to enjoy sun, peace and quiet… it has it all. A short drive to Coronet Peak, Cardrona and the Remarkables ski fields.
Queenstown has quickly grown over the last few years into a major world class tourist resort. It is now the fastest growing region in New Zealand with all sorts of outdoor attractions, including new wineries, art galleries, arts trails and world class golf courses. The rich and famous are to be seen living and playing here throughout the year.
Queenstown, New Zealand, has a reputation earned through the actions of a number of locally residing thrill seekers who have developed several unbelievable, adrenalin stirring, sanity-reducing adventures in a wildly dramatic environment. A number of them live on this street.
Bungy jumping, skiing, skydiving, mountain climbing, jet boating, rafting, kayaking, fishing, horse riding, four wheel driving, tramping, taking a scenic flight by helicopter or fixed wing plane, sailing, hang-gliding, snowmobiling, snowboarding, golf, heli-skiing plus many other adventure activities are all available at your doorstep.
Queenstown is New Zealand´s number one top travel destination. Queenstown has a well-deserved reputation as the adventure capital of the world. It is where A. J. Hackett started his world-famous bungy operation. And if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, you will see why Peter Jackson chose several locations around this area to film his movies. It’s a stunningly beautiful place. With a population of less than 15,000 people, Queenstown is the biggest small town in New Zealand. It is a combination of a sophisticated resort set in an untouched wilderness that attracts travelers and adventurers from all over the world.
Within a fifty kilometer radius of the renowned international resort you’ll discover a diverse landscape. Soaring mountain ranges, glaciers, pristine lakes and rivers, beech forests and untouched native bush, with a huge variety of wildlife.
The home is close to the many bush walks near by. You can have it all.
For example, the photo on the right is taken from our kitchen window. From the house you can walk via the lake path into town.
Or you can journey into primordial forests, wander lake shores and river banks or follow historic routes through small towns. Pick up maps and trail information at any information centre, Department of Conservation Office or museum in any Southern Lakes town. Better still ask a neighbour.