The top five things to do around Kawarau Heights

Queenstown offers some of the finest lifestyle attractions in the southern hemisphere. A genuine four-season resort destination, holidaymakers flock to the district year-round to experience the incredible scenery and the high-octane adventure activities. But it’s important not to forget about some of the slower-paced pursuits that draw people to Queenstown.

Here are five things that make Queenstown’s lifestyle so appealing.

1) Get out on the trails – Queenstown offers over 130kms of off-road trails, and some of the finest parts of the trail network run right alongside Kawarau Heights. The Twin Rivers trail covers 18.5km of riverside tracks bordering the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. Starting from the historic Kawarau Falls Bridge, it winds its way along the azure rivers, taking in many points of interest and glorious scenery along the way.

2) Excellent eateries – Queenstown’s dining scene has something to tempt the most refined palate. With over 150 cafes, restaurants and bars to choose from, there’s cuisine to suit every appetite, many of it within a ten minute drive from home. Explore Arrowtown’s historic precinct, dotted with bespoke dining options or sample exquisite, hand-crafted chocolates. Frankton has a range of family-friendly eateries while Queenstown’s centre showcases award-winning chefs in decadent lakeside restaurants.

3) Snow to suit all abilities – renowned as New Zealand’s top ski destination and popular with our friends across the ditch too, Queenstown offers ski terrain catering to every experience level. Four world-class ski fields are easily accessible from Kawarau Heights, and with a season that runs from June to October, there’s plenty of opportunity for permanent residents and holiday homeowners to spend time on the slopes. Direct flights from all across NZ and Australia’s East Coast make it easy to enjoy your new home in the mountains.

4) Get out on a course – with three championship golf courses nearby, living at Kawarau Heights means there’s always time for a round or two. Known for their breathtaking landscapes, Jack’s Point, The Hills and Millbrook offer dramatic scenery and unique design. Courses at Arrowtown Golf Club, Queenstown Golf Club and Frankton Golf Centre add diversity and community – there’s something for every player.

5) Grain and grape – Kawarau Heights is also a short drive from the famed Gibbston Valley wine area, producing some of New Zealand’s finest pinot noir. Within an hour’s drive, there are no less than 200 wineries, making Central Otago the world’s southernmost wine destination. A thriving craft beer scene complements the established world of wine. Boutique breweries offer distinctive regional ales alongside old favourites.

With so much on offer, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to learn more about securing your slice of Queenstown at Kawarau Heights.