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A peaceful, stylish refuge overlooking Queenstown, five minutes walk
from the lively center of New Zealand's adventure activity capital.

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          A multi-day stop at Queenstown ranks high on most Home At First 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 tranquil refuge. Home At First’s 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 luggage storage.
          Located in a quiet residential section just five walking minutes from the fast-beating heart of the town,

Queenstown's glorious setting on spectacular Lake Wakatipu at the edge of the Southern Alps ensures sensational scenery and an outstanding selection of outdoor activities. Photo of Lake Wakatipu © HOME AT FIRST.
Queenstown's glorious setting on spectacular
Lake Wakatipu at the edge of the Southern
Alps ensures sensational scenery and an
outstanding selection of outdoor activities.

Photo of Lake Wakatipu © HOME AT FIRST

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.

 

      

Living room, dining area, and expansive, furnished balcony of the upper luxury suite at Queenstown Inn. Photo © Home At First.
Quality Standard Accommodations &
Luxury Suites at the Queenstown Inn.
Shown above is a portion of the upper
luxury suite at Queenstown Inn.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

THE ACCOMMODATIONS —
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.

 

      

Standard suite with queen bed. Photo © Home At First.
Spacious accommodations with tasteful décor ensure your comfort at Queenstown Inn.
SHOWN ABOVE IS A STANDARD SUITE WITH QUEEN BED.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 

      

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 Zealand’s 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.

Guest breakfast dining room and lounge. Photo © Home At First.
A delightful breakfast menu and
internationally flavored happy
hour add to the positive
Queenstown Inn experience.
Shown above are the breakfast
dining area and the guest lounge.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

      

Louise Kiely, gracious, vivacious hostess at Queenstown Inn. Photo © Home At First.
Louise Kiely, hostess
at Queenstown Inn.

OUTSTANDING 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 Killy’s guest house in the French Alps, then in London, in Scotland, in Sydney, and in Auckland before settling down in New Zealand’s 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 Home At First's top New Zealand lodgings by guest review.

 

 

      


THE SETTING:
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 inn’s 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 Island’s most vibrant and trendy restaurant/shopping/disco quarter.

 

 

View from Queenstown Inn of Queenstown with Lake Wakatipu, Cecil & Walker Peaks.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

Twilight over Queenstown, with Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountains.

Photo NZ Tourism

 

View from Lake Wakatipu shore at Queenstown harbor with Cecil & Walker Peaks.

Photo © Home At First

 

      

Modern, commercial bungy jumping began right here: the Kawarau Bridge, just outside of Queenstown. NZ Tourism Photo.
Queenstown: New Zealand's
favorite jumping off place.

THE LOCATION: Queenstown is in the heart of the mountain and lake playground of New Zealand’s South Island. 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 Queenstown’s Shotover River in 1970.

Modern, commercial bungy jumping began right here:
the Kawarau Bridge, just outside of Queenstown.

NZ Tourism Photo

          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 through its namesake river canyon just outside of Queenstown. Photo NZ Tourism.
The Shotover Jet in action — storming
through its namesake river canyon
just outside of Queenstown.

Photo NZ Tourism

 

 

      

The steamship Earnslaw preparing to depart its Queenstown mooring for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu. Photo © Home At First.
The steamship Earnslaw preparing to depart its
 Queenstown mooring for a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

Photo © HOME AT FIRST

ACTIVITIES:

          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? Can’t live without bungy jumping? Looking for a round of golf on New Zealand’s most scenic course? Ask Louise.

MORE ACTIVITIES:

          Dinner recommendations? Easy. Shopping? Wine Tasting? Hiking? Jet boating? Skiing? Climbing? Cycling? Scenic 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, there’s no bureaucracy at Queenstown Inn. Don’t fail to meet her over drinks and nibbles at happy hour. She’s buying!

One of the most scenic holes in New Zealand golf is the 5th at Queenstown Golf Club's Kelvin Heights course on Lake Wakatipu with the Remarkables serving as background. Photo © Home At First.
Popular candidate for most scenic hole in New
 Zealand golf, the 5th hole at Queenstown
(Kelvin Heights) Golf Club
is framed by Lake
Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains.

Photos © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

      

Pinot grapes ripening at Queenstown's Gibbston Valley Winery, which invites visitors for wine tastings and lght meals at the world's southernmost vineyard. Photo © Home At First.

AVAILABILITY:
For current availability
information, call
HOME AT FIRST at (800) 523-5842,
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Pinot grapes ripening at Queenstown's Gibbston Valley
Winery, which invites visitors for wine tastings and
light meals at the world's southernmost vineyard.

Photos © HOME AT FIRST

 

 

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