Queenstown (Māori: Tahuna) is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. It is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill. The Queenstown-Lakes District has a land area of 8,704.97 km² (3,361.01 sq mi) not counting its inland lakes (Lake Hawea, Lake Wakatipu, and Lake Wanaka). It has an estimated resident population of 29,200 (June 2012 estimate).[1] Its neighbouring towns include Arrowtown, Wanaka, Alexandra, and Cromwell. The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill. Queenstown is now known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism. It is popular with young international and New Zealand and Australian travellers alike.

A former home, the estate's history dates back to the Otago gold rush of 1861. Queenstown's first European settler, William Rees, founded the Remarkables Station. Since then four generations have farmed it. The homestead, built in the 1930s, was lovingly restored in 1995 and in 2004 refurbished and extended. The legacy of previous generations makes Remarkables Lodge a building of character and charm.

  • Built to a Frank Lloyd Wright design In 1930s
  • Completely refurbished in 2004
  • Original native wood flooring
  • A house of character and style
  • Accommodation is located in the main house
  • Original shepherd's cottage now the Garden Suite
  • NZ tourism Lodge of the Year award winner
  • Travel & Leisure "Worlds Best Awards"

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