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Queenstown property guide

Buying a house in Queenstown

Queenstown, Otago is a charming, world-renowned destination and year-round alpine playground. Locals are blessed with an exceptional natural environment plus all the services and amenities of a larger centre. 

Despite being smaller in terms of volume, Queenstown’s property market looks different to anywhere else in the country. Demand for Queenstown houses for sale is high, international tourism is strong, and the unmatched lifestyle means the area is less affected by property trends. 

Extraordinarily, almost every home looks out to stunning lake or mountain views. 

Queenstown suburb guide

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Queenstown Central and Frankton 

Queenstown’s central area sits on Queenstown Bay and is compact, bustling and stunning. You can find New Zealand’s finest real estate for sale on Queenstown Hill, ultra-modern houses in Goldfield Heights and established lakeside homes in Frankton. Aspen Grove is another high-end suburb where residences have million-dollar lake views. 

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Kelvin Heights Peninsula 

Kelvin Heights is an eclectic mix of property types, including familial holiday homes and impressive architecturally designed residences. Properties for sale in Kelvin Heights typically boast all day sun, expansive views and private gardens. Perfect for retirees through to families. 

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Jack’s Point & Hanley’s Farm

These neighbouring lakeside suburbs have space to play and are on the doorstep of the Remarkables Ski field, reserves and endless walking trails. All homes for sale are recently built; Jack’s Point property design is a step above having met stringent design regulations and Hanley’s Farm is a fantastic enclave for young families and first home buyers. 

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Lake Hayes, Lower Shotover and Quail Rise 

This area of the basin is popular due to the beautiful river and lakeside environment. Lake Hayes is home to some exceptionally designed properties for sale dotted around the shoreline. Lower Shotover and Quail Rise homes enjoy views over the iconic Shotover River.

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Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country 

Located on the semi-rural outskirts with a primary school and retail/dining precinct, life here is ideal for families. Lake Hayes Estate is leafy and established with mainly family homes on large sections. Next door, Shotover Country property for sale will suit singles, families and investors.  

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Arthur's Point 

Cosy Arthur’s Point has both long-established residential areas and recently built subdivisions all enjoying the truly alpine aura. Wedged between Coronet Peak and the Shotover River, this small suburb of Queenstown, Otago, is bursting with specialty eateries, bars and tourism activities. 

Queenstown surrounds 

The Wakatipu basin is home to many charming villages and rural areas. Following the shores of Lake Wakatipu past Closeburn, Moke Lake and onto Glenorchy, you will find property for sale including mountain retreats and farmsteads. West of Queenstown, Gibbston Valley offers homes among the vineyards. Crown Range real estate for sale includes acreages and established farmsteads. 

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