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New Zealand, Queenstown Eichardt's Residence

Elegant retreat overlooking Lake Wakatipu in the heart of Queenstown

Eichardt’s Residence is a three bedroom villa set on three levels with glorious views over Queenstown Bay to the Remarkables mountain range and Queentown Gardens. Close to the city’s designer boutiques and restaurant precinct, this is a wonderful lakeside retreat and is also just 500 metres from famous SLH sister property Eichardt’s Private Hotel, with the Residence possessing the same atmosphere of sophistication and warmth. For exploring a little further afield, there is the option of hiring a Landrover Discovery, which can also include a driver if you just want to relax and enjoy the views.  more...

As for those views, well there is so much to do and see right on the doorstep. To take a bird’s eye view, take the Skyline Gondola up Bob’s Peak for an astounding panorama. If you prefer a little time on the water, try the TSS Earnslaw vintage steamship cruise on Lake Wakatipu. For the adrenalin junkie, there can be no better the Shotover Jet, with exhilarating 360° spins, but make sure you do the trip before your lunch! If snow is what ticks your box, then Eichardt’s Residence is only 24 kilometres from The Remarkables Ski Area and transport up there can be arranged for you. When you want a little break, the wine and food culture of this Central Otago region is wonderful – your concierge will be happy to make suggestions based on your tastes and make the reservations for you. Be sure to ask about the range of breathtaking helicopter experiences as well that will provide the experience of a lifetime.

Lake Hayes is just 15 minutes away by car and is the perfect taster-plate of all that makes Queenstown special: exquisite mountain and lake vistas, a boardwalk protecting local wildlife, historic cottages and a close-up view of some of the area’s most notable homes. 45 minutes North West on the northern shores of Lake Wakatipu is Glenorchy, the gateway to hiking trails and Middle-Earth magic! This rustic town is a true outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Set against a background of native beech forest and towering mountain ranges, the scenery is truly awe-inspiring.

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Sleeps
3 bedrooms / up to 6 people
Price from
NZD 6,150 for 3 nights
Open Seasons
All year
  • Family friendly
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  • Good for business meetings
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Location




Overlooking Lake Wakatipu, a
short walk from the café and
restaurant area, 8 kilometres
from Queenstown Airport.

4/10 Lake Street,
Queenstown,
9300,
New Zealand

Recommendations

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  • Best local fine dining restaurant – The Bunker offers discreet and intimate rustic fine dining with a distinctly New Zealand flavour, specialising in game, red meats and local delicacies. Complimented by crackling log fires, intimate atmosphere, personal service and an impressive wine and cocktail list. They offer a “Taste of the South” 5-course degustation menu sourced from Central Otago http://www.thebunker.co.nz/.
  • Best casual restaurant –Fishbone – fresh seafood sourced daily from waters around the South Island. Fresh home-grown produce and hand-cut chips made from Southland potatoes. Enjoy fresh fish, the South Island way, at Fishbone, Queenstown's favourite seafood restaurant for over 21 years. http://www.fishbonequeenstown.co.nz/. Alternatively nip down to Sister property Eichardt’s and visit the Queesntown icon Eichardt’s Bar, a locals favourite since 1867. It has a genuine atmosphere, history and ambience unlike anywhere else in the world, offering a welcoming environment for comfortable interaction between guests of the Hotel and some of Queenstown’s most colourful characters http://eichardtsbar.com/.
  • Best restaurant for lunch – Amisfield Bistro located 15 minutes’ drive from central Queenstown, overlooking Lake Hayes with a back drop of the Remarkables Mountain range http://www.amisfield.co.nz/.
  • Best patisserie – Koko Black are chocolatiers renowned for their premium, gourmet chocolate and desserts. They are home to the best Belgian hot chocolate. They source only the finest couverture chocolate blends from Belgium, France and Switzerland and only use fresh cream, butter and fruit purees to maximise the beautiful flavours heightened by chocolate. http://www.kokoblack.com/
  • Best place for a sundowner – The Sundeck is Queenstown's first full service rooftop lounge bar. Located two doors down from The Bunker on The Mall and up two flights of stairs, this is the ultimate location for enjoying great cocktails, food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere while taking in 360 degree views and all day sun http://www.thebunker.co.nz/the-sundeck.
  • Best local bar – Eichardt’s Bar – comfortable and inviting atmosphere with specially crafted Tapas menu, signature cocktails, delicious coffee and local Otago wines with uninterrupted views of Lake Wakatipu. Alternatively try The Bunker – a cosy and intimate after hours lounge bar, serving top shelf spirits, premium cocktails and a large range of wines and beers, all in front of another roaring open fire. http://www.thebunker.co.nz/cocktail-bar
  • Best nightclub – BarMuda - Queenstown’s favourite premium bar, ideal for early drinks in the courtyard or a late night party. The opulent bar is a favourite for those who enjoy a good party with a bit of class. Barmuda offers different spaces to suit all moods. http://goodgroup.co.nz/bars-and-cafes/barmuda
  • Best place for a picnic – Queenstown Gardens, the botanical garden which contains a large pond, a variety of exotic and native trees and plants. There are a variety of trails in the garden with views of the surrounding mountains, Lake Wakatipu, the Frankton Arm and Queenstown itself.
  • Notable local cultural events, festivals or celebrations – Queenstown Winter Festival, which has been officially kicking off winter in the stunning four-season resort for over 40 years, with a 10-day action-packed programme of new events, established favourites and plenty of entertainment and celebration. http://www.winterfestival.co.nz/. For the keen runner or even occasional runner, there can be few more beautiful settings than for the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon. This is a new international running festival in November incorporating 42, 21, 10 kilometre runs and a 3 kilometres one for kids. Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region including Millbrook resort, Arrowtown, Lakes Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself. http://www.newzealand.com/int/event/air-new-zealand-queenstown-international-marathon/. If golf is more your thing, then as well as the many courses for you to play in the region, the exclusive Hills course hosts the New Zealand PGA golf championship usually in February/March each year http://www.newzealand.com/int/event/nz-pga-pro-am-championship/.
  • Must see – Gibbston Valley vineyards, also known as the 'Valley of the Vines', is one of the most scenic wine growing areas you'll ever encounter. Vineyards are sandwiched, sometimes precariously, between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. This high altitude area is subject to cold winters, hot dry summers and a huge night-to-day temperature range. These challenging conditions have led to consistently superb wines, worldwide recognition and an avalanche of international awards. More than 70% of the grapes grown here are Pinot Noir, although other varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc http://www.newzealand.com/int/feature/gibbston-valley-vineyards/. A little further afield, just under a four drive or a short hop by plane or helicopter, is Milford Sound, described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world'. Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Milford Sound is breath-taking in any weather. The fiord's cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards, some as high as 1,000 metres. When it rains in Milford Sound, and it often does, those waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect. http://www.newzealand.com/int/milford-sound/
  • Must do – The Shotover Jet, a unique breath-taking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons including exhilarating full 360° spins http://www.shotoverjet.com/about/about-shotover-jet/. For a more gentle pace, try the Queenstown Hill Time Walk, a favourite track with locals, offering spectacular views and passing the popular 'Basket of Dreams' sculpture. The Skyline Queenstown Gondola is also well worth a visit – the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoying a spectacular 220 degree panorama en route, with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak and over Queenstown http://www.skyline.co.nz/queenstown/gondola/. Also recommended is the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship Cruise – relive the elegance of turn of the century, watch the stokers fuel the fire boxes and hear the steam engines working as "the Lady" takes you across beautiful Lake Wakatipu. As you relax on board enjoy a delicious meal or snack from the Promenade Cafe or a drink from the bar https://www.realjourneys.co.nz/en/experiences/cruises/tss-earnslaw-vintage-steamship-cruises/.
  • Must try – Central Otago Pinot Noir – try the No.5 Pinot Noir by Surveyor Thomson, a single vineyard Pinot Noir from Central Otago; available at No.5 Church Lane Bar & Restaurant. http://www.no5churchlane.co.nz/
  • Hidden secret – Dorothy Brown’s Movie Theatre, a luxurious boutique Cinema and Bar in picturesque, historic Arrowtown to the North East of Queenstown. The main cinema is beautifully designed with Chinese silk ceilings, chandeliers, seriously spacious seats and now also offers 3D screenings http://www.dorothybrowns.com/.
  • Best time to visit for the weather – February – warm and fewer crowds. Spring – September/October for the flowers. July for winter activities
  • Best time to visit to avoid the crowds – February / March

Rooms

All rooms have air conditioning, complimentary wireless internet access, local phone calls, Gilchrist and Soames bathroom amenities, en suite bathroom with bath, shower, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, bathrobes and slippers.

Master Suite – located on the top floor, has en suite bathroom, split King bed and is complemented by a gas fire and floor to ceiling windows which open out onto a private balcony with superb views. Suite size: 23 square metres

Bedroom 2 – located on the ground floor, with a large private balcony, en suite bathroom and split King bed. Room size: 32 square metres

Bedroom 3 – located on the top floor, has en suite bathroom and split King bed. Room size: 13 square metres

Services & Facilities

Services

Services

  • Business services
  • Concierge services
  • Private chef on request

Facilities

Facilities

  • Complimentary WiFi connection
  • Kitchen for guest or professional use
  • Lounge
  • Private garden
  • Private terrace
  • Televisions – two 3D LED in the public areas and LCD televisions in each bedroom