Should I hire a car?

Probably not. Unless you want to go to a place off the beaten track or have time constraints, hiring a vehicle can be a bit of a waste of money. As we are ideally located in the centre of things, excursion operators and snow shuttles all pick up very close to these apartment.

Getting around Queenstown

Bus is only $2  per ride with a $5 card purchased from the bus driver. Queenstown Ferry  A great way of getting to Kelvin Heights golf course or the Hilton

(and pretty much anywhere else with a jetty,

on request). $10 per person each way.

How do I get to Glenorchy?

This is more difficult as there are no public bus services so best to take a day tour  with an operator like

Nomad Safaris or Altitude Tours

Babies & Children

For all needs concerning babies and children, including babysitting check, our friends from Tots on TourWe don’t supply portacots for Health & Safety reasons.

Alcohol in public places

As a unique tourist resort town, we have different rules to most of NZ. One of those is that people are generally allowed to drink alcohol on the lakefront , village green, gardens etc from 8am to 8pm which means it's a lovely place to enjoy a picnic or play a little frisbee golf with a few beers. However there are times of the year where full and partial additional bans are enforced please check out the QLDC site for up to date information so you don't get caught out and receive a fine.

Where do locals do their everyday shopping?

For day to day items like chain stores and car repairs we often find more choice at Five Mile or Remarkables Park Shopping Centres in Frankton near the airport.

Getting from the Airport – pre-bookable online and nearly door to door. Taxi stands are located at the airport but can be quite expensive (approx. $45NZD).

We also have a public bus which (with a card you get from the driver or the booth on Stanley st) you can get anywhere for just $2. You pay $5 for the card and then load some funds on it. One card can be used to

pay for the whole family.

How do I get to Arrowtown?

Approximately $60 taxi fare or catch the local bus which departs from Stanley St and see the countryside on your way there. If you fancy a day cycling there,

then check out some of the bike shops in town.

Vertigo bikes or Around The Basin are both less than a block away and will supply you with a map and directions to get there. They’ll even pick you up at the end of the day if you can’t bike back!

What time are the shops open?

Being a tourist town, most shops are open

7 days a week and some till later in the evening.

This varies normally and  post-Covid has varied even more, however, most shops are open over the weekend and some of the ski/ bike sporting shops as late as 9pm.

Groceries & Supermarkets

On Beach St 25m up the road towards the roundabout is the Night n Day, which is a small 24 hr convenience store that stocks most basics and snacks.

Further up Beach St at the traffic lights is a larger supermarket the Alpine Supermarket ,

part of the Four Square chain.  Again you will find everything you need here but if you have a vehicle,

or don't mind a walk, then along Gorge road you will find Raeward Fresh for gourmet items and Fresh Choice Supermarket for more everyday needs.