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SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
A peaceful, stylish refuge
overlooking Queenstown, five minutes walk
from the lively center of New Zealand's adventure activity capital.
A multi-day stop at
ranks high on most
custom-designed, independent, fly-drive itineraries through New Zealand.
And why not? Queenstown is the vibrant center of the South Pacific
island nation’s most dynamic outdoor lifestyle region. Queenstown
attracts athletic, adrenaline-hooked
young adults, and fashionable, active, upscale professionals to
experience the many pleasures and challenges of this most visually
stimulating and physically testing of New Zealand regions.
Visitors risking overstimulation by Queenstown’s attractions need a
Queenstown Inn provides comfortable lodgings, a delightful breakfast in
the dining room that features panoramic views of the Queenstown and
turquoise Lake Wakatipu, and a lively evening wine & canapés social hour
in the lounge. All this comes with numerous personal touches of a
dedicated staff: activities booking service, laundry service, and
Located in a quiet
residential section just five walking minutes from the fast-beating
heart of the town,
setting on spectacular
Lake Wakatipu at the edge of the Southern
Alps ensures sensational scenery and an
outstanding selection of outdoor activities.
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Queenstown Inn promises extraordinary
access to the action
from a convenient, convivial, and comfortable
base where guests recharge their batteries
after tackling many of New Zealand’s most active days in some of its
most remarkable scenery.
Quality Standard Accommodations &
Luxury Suites at
the Queenstown Inn.
Shown above is a portion of the upper
luxury suite at Queenstown Inn.
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QUALITY STANDARD ROOMS &
OPTIONAL LUXURY SUITES:
Queenstown Inn is the right place to be
for all the right reasons. Its 8 standard rooms (each non-smoking with full bath, TV, and
hair dryer) are comfortable and stylish. Its luxury suites (an extra cost upgrade) offer
lots of space, kitchens with bar, fireplaces, patio or balcony, and other
amenities. Standard rooms are great for individuals and couples. The luxury
suites are ideal for families and multiple couples traveling together.
All rooms are equipped with wireless internet connections.
with tasteful décor ensure your comfort at Queenstown Inn.
SHOWN ABOVE IS A STANDARD SUITE WITH QUEEN BED.
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COMMON SOCIAL ROOMS WITH A VIEW:
Regardless of room accommodation, all guests have use of the common facilities: lounge,
laundry, and breakfast room. The breakfast menu offers several delightful choices each
day each one made to order and delicious. The 6PM happy hour in the lounge gives you
a chance to meet other guests from around the world, and sample some of New Zealands
finest wines served with bite-sized canapés. The inn provides off-street private parking, and, for those departing the
inn for multi-day trips like the great walks or overnight cruises on the fiords,
the Queenstown Inn provides
free luggage storage.
A delightful breakfast
internationally flavored happy
to the positive
Queenstown Inn experience.
Shown above are the breakfast
dining area and the guest lounge.
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Louise Kiely, hostess
at Queenstown Inn.
HOSTING: Louise Kiely and her staff may the best reason of all to
stay at Queenstown Inn. A former tennis champion and runway model, Louise Kiely has become
a world-class hostess. She learned the business at skier Jean Claude Killys guest
house in the French Alps, then in London, in Scotland, in Sydney, and in Auckland before
settling down in New Zealands outdoor action center, Queenstown. She carefully
selects staff who take sincere interest in making guests comfortable and seeing to the
success of their visit.
HIGHLY RATED: Queenstown Inn is
annually rated one of
At First's top New Zealand
lodgings by guest
Several guest rooms as well as the breakfast room and the guest lounge
at Queenstown Inn provide a view overlooking Queenstown and across an arm of turquoise Lake Wakatipu to
the neighboring mountains that surround both. The inns quiet residential
surroundings ensure a peaceful night, and the mountain/lake air promises sound sleeping.
The 5-minute walk down into central Queenstown leads to the heart of the South
Islands most vibrant and trendy restaurant/shopping/disco quarter.
View from Queenstown
Inn of Queenstown with Lake Wakatipu, Cecil & Walker Peaks.
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Twilight over Queenstown, with Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
View from Lake
Wakatipu shore at Queenstown harbor with Cecil & Walker Peaks.
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Queenstown: New Zealand's
favorite jumping off place.
Queenstown is in the heart of the mountain and lake
playground of New Zealands
For decades it has been a magnet for adventure tourism. Queenstown has long been the
epicenter of extreme sports. Commercial bungy jumping was invented at the nearby Kawarau
Bridge in 1988 by the extreme sports legend A. J. Hackett. Jet boating that other New
Zealand extreme export became an extreme sport with mass appeal on Queenstowns
Shotover River in 1970.
bungy jumping began right here:
the Kawarau Bridge, just outside of Queenstown.
Why Queenstown? Great weather, for one.
Dramatic mountains, wilderness, and long, navigable lakes abound here. Shallow rivers full
of fish and the occasional gold nugget cut through narrow canyons full of danger and
challenge. The region had a Wild West attitude that locals discovered would lure tourists.
All the trendy shops and restaurants have done little to tame Queenstown the place
remains the extreme adventure capital of New Zealand, and perhaps the world.
The Shotover Jet in
action — storming
namesake river canyon
just outside of
The steamship Earnslaw
to depart its
for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
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Louise Kiely and her staff
personally see to it that all of her guests enjoy their stay at the inn and in Queenstown.
Want a cruise on the lake? Fancy a spa at a fancy resort? Cant live without bungy
jumping? Looking for a round of golf on New Zealands most scenic course? Ask Louise.
Dinner recommendations? Easy. Shopping? Wine Tasting?
Hiking? Jet boating? Skiing? Climbing?
flights to Milford Sound? Ask Louise. No one knows more about Queenstown or is better
known in Queenstown. We submit she is the queen of the place, a one-woman Chamber of
Commerce and Tourism Bureau better, theres no bureaucracy at Queenstown Inn.
Dont fail to meet her over drinks and nibbles at happy hour. Shes buying!
Popular candidate for
Zealand golf, the 5th
hole at Queenstown
Golf Club is framed by Lake
and the Remarkables Mountains.
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Pinot grapes ripening at
Queenstown's Gibbston Valley
which invites visitors
for wine tastings and
at the world's
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