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The Southern Lakes area unquestionably takes in some of the premier sights & experiences of New Zealand. It is hard to imagine anything more picture perfect than the sight of the SS Earnslaw steaming out onto Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown against the backdrop of Cecil Peak and the mountains beyond. Are you up for a Bungy Jump? Queenstown is where it all started. There are brilliant jet boating opportunities too, to say nothing of the winter sports opportunities, back country experiences and jaw dropping scenery.
Wanaka is the more relaxed cousin of Queenstown and the trip between the two over the Crown Range is breath taking.
This region is also home to some of the most stunning vineyards and wineries in New Zealand. The Gibbston Valley Pinot Noirs will amaze you.
Stop over in Te Anau then make a day trip to Milford Sound, but be prepared to run out of superlatives – this is just stunning in the sunshine or the wet. Don’t forget your inset repellent though! Another worthwhile trip from Te Anau is a visit to the Manapouri Hydro scheme. It won’t disappoint.
Wanaka B&B, Homestay
Prices from $160 to $190 per couple
83 Orchard Road Wanaka.Close to Queenstown & Wanaka airport.
Come and enjoy this private bed and breakfast in a rural setting close to the township of Lake Wanaka. The Wanaka Berry Farm is a small berry producing farm growing raspberries, strawberries and boysenberries through the summer season. Our accommodation is high quality and peaceful and private.
Mobile (and SMS): 0274999387
Address: 83 Orchard Rd
Queenstown B&B, Homestay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $160 to $250 per couple
Featured in 'National Geographic Traveler' magazine, enjoy our relaxing, warm and spacious home with spectacular lake and mountain views from all rooms, sundeck and guest lounge. Each room has its own bathroom (2 are ensuite and 2 have private bathrooms). Generous breakfasts, FREE WiFi.
Queenstown B&B, Homestay
Prices from $95 to $130 per couple
14 km from Queenstown and 7 km from airport and supermarket
We have an executive home which offers great views. Queen size room with own en-suite and privacy. Also has a kitchenette and living area for being completely independent. Really great value - you won't be disappointed. Free wifi. Help yourself breakfast other meals by arrangement.
Phone: 03 441 2278
Mobile (and SMS): 027 224 7977
Address: 9 Elizabeth Pl Kelvin Heights Queenstown
Te Anau Homestay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $775 per couple
Te Anau Southern lakes District
Loch Vista is 5 km from the town center on the world famous Te Anau to Milford Sound Highway. Overlooking Lake Te Anau and the stunning Murchison & Kepler Mountains. Loch Vista has 4 double ensuite rooms available all with fantastic views. Delicious self serve breakfast is included in the rates.
Southern Lakes Homestay Accommodation includes: