Queenstown, New Zealand's tourism, ski, travel, golf, fly-fishing, wine, food, adventure, holiday & retirement destination

Queenstown rests on the shore of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, framed by the dramatic Southern Alps. Queenstown is the heart of the central Central Otago region, renowned for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, and as The Adventure Capitol of the World.

Otago Daily Times - 25 May 2016

Queenstown Airport's passenger numbers reached 1.6 million for the first time in a 12-month period in April, figures released by Auckland International Airport show.

26 May 2016 - Otago Daily Times

Developer Alastair Porter estimates between 3000 and 4000 apartment units could be built within the Remarkables Park town centre zone in the future.

Aucklanders eye Q'town homes

NZ Herald - 25-May-16

27 May 2016 - Mountain Scene

Davies family's big resort plans

A Rich Lister family wants to build a plush new golf resort near Arrowtown.

Boom to continue: Colliers

28 May 2016 - Mountain Scene

A Queenstown property consultancy expects the local real estate boom to continue for two to three years despite approaching historic highs.

Wakatipu buildings among 15 honoured

30 May 2016 - Otago Daily Times - Several buildings in the Wakatipu Basin were among 15 to win prizes at the 2016 Southern Architecture Awards in Queenstown at the weekend.

22 July 2016 - New Zealand is the LEAD STORY on the Daily Mail front page

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Infometrics predicts the next decade's economic 'hotspots'

24 November 2016

Central Otago is the most promising provincial region, and its prospects over the long-term look upbeat.

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Provisions in Arrowtown provides an award-winning range of chutneys, jams and preserves, handmade with pure Central Otago, New Zealand grown fruit.

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Jetsetters, consider yourselves warned

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NZ Is Number One - Legatum Institute 2016 Prosperity Index: The world's best countries - Business Insider

New Zealand — Officially the most prosperous country on earth, according to the Legatum Institute, New Zealand ranked top of both the social capital and economic quality sub-indexes, and 2nd for business environment and governance.

March 5, 2017

Alton Brown in New Zealand

6 June 2017

Here’s Why Alton Brown Is Ready to Move to New Zealand

The country brought out the social side of the culinary expert and television personality.

AFAR sent Alton Brown—the food expert, television personality, and self-professed loner—to New Zealand with a day's notice. Turns out he loved making friends as much as he loved eating the food.

The southern lights in New Zealand look like a real visual treat

11 June 2017

Auroras attract photographers like bees to honey, but Che McPherson's timelapse of the southern lights, a.k.a. the aurora australis, over Queenstown, New Zealand on Sunday will certainly inspire awe.

New Zealand existed before America started paying attention | Stuff.co.nz

22 June 2017

"OPINION: Americans love New Zealand. Not least because it's a favoured refuge of the super-rich in the event of a cataclysm.

Our accent is endearing. Our symbol is a flightless bird on the brink of extinction. Our country — or archipelago, or small continent — is located, quite literally, at the bottom of the world. "

Super rich buying iconic properties in Safe Haven New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Billionaire boltholes to survive the end of the world | loveproperty.com

"The wealthiest one per cent have got their sights set on incredible properties in remote locations. Forget London and New York, when the apocalypse comes the savvy super-rich will be holed up in New Zealand. According to the apocalypse bunker company Rising S Co., seven Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have bought luxury units destined to be implanted in NZ."

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan in New Zealand

Wealthy Americans have stepped up investment in New Zealand. Parliament votes to ban foreigners from buying bolt-hole homes.