Outside the training schedules and nutrition plans, there's another important thought on marathoners' minds: where to stay.
Queenstown has so many fantastic holiday spots but before you get booking make sure you find a place that's convenient to the weekend's events. Below are our best luxury holiday rentals that are just a hop skip and a jump from the marathon finish line, not to mention Queenstown's after-race activities.
Sitting pretty on Queenstown Hill, this property is within walking distance to the Queenstown Recreational Ground. Catering for up to 8 guests, your group has multiple spaces to relax, unwind and prepare for the big event.
You can nearly see the Marathon finish line from the hot tub of this Queenstown Hill home. A fully equipped kitchen, several soaker baths and spaces to wind down make this the perfect spot for up to 8 athletes to prepare for the race.
The closest to the finish line of all our homes, you can wander back to Beechworth afterward without breaking a sweat. Four bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms makes for an ideal base for your group.
For those looking for more than a race base - Kakara Moana is stylish, beautifully furnished and spacious. Soak your muscles after the race in the the spa on the balcony, overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.
The Queenstown Recreational Ground and Queenstown's best restaurants and bars are a mere stroll from this chic home. So you can cross the finish line and then celebrate in style. Lakeview sleeps up to 6 guests and has a commercial grade kitchen, hot tub and luxurious living spaces.
Whakarire and Waipatiki
These side-by-side villas can host your runners, support crew, private chefs... There's infinite space for a team of 18 to spread out in the media rooms, lake view balconies, spacious living areas or pop downtown to the cafes and restaurants.
New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty is the proud title sponsor of the Queenstown Marathon, Saturday 21 November 2020.