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Queenstown & Wanaka


Gallery: Coronet Peak sculpts new ice castle
19 Jul 2018  

Gallery: Coronet Peak sculpts new ice castle

Queenstown skifield Coronet Peak has opened NZ’s first ice castle as it looks to tap into the increasing number of visitors who don’t ski or snowboard but want a winter experience.


QAC offers to buy homes to allow increased noise levels
18 Jul 2018   /

QAC offers to buy homes to allow increased noise levels

Queenstown Airport is offering to buy more properties from homeowners affected by a proposed noise increase.


Sign of the times: Visitors, no public pooing please
16 Jul 2018  

Sign of the times: Visitors, no public pooing please

Glenorchy residents want to erect signs around the small Otago town telling visitors not to defecate in public and to stop using drones in the area.


Grow Report: Lauder on the potential of NZ’s largest ski field
13 Jul 2018  

Grow Report: Lauder on the potential of NZ’s largest ski field

Real Journeys’ CEO on the scale of the investment involved and the potential the new 900ha could unlock for the region.


RJ’s Cardrona, Treble Cone’s Darby partner to create 900ha ski field
12 Jul 2018  

RJ’s Cardrona, Treble Cone’s Darby partner to create 900ha ski field

The new partnership will create the 900ha Cardrona-Soho Ski Area near Wanaka.


Eichardt’s adds luxury yacht to Queenstown collection
12 Jul 2018  

Eichardt’s adds luxury yacht to Queenstown collection

Queenstown’s iconic Eichardt’s Private Hotel has added a luxury yacht to its offer with the purchase of the 24 metre Pacific Jemm.


Skyline pretax profit slumps 30%
2 Jul 2018  

Skyline pretax profit slumps 30%

The Queenstown-based operator has seen its profit dragged down by Christchurch Casino and static property values.


Skyline breaks through $1bn market cap
2 Jul 2018  

Skyline breaks through $1bn market cap

Skyline Enterprises’ market capitalisation broke through the billion-dollar mark on Friday to become Unlisted Securities Exchange’s (USX) second issuer to achieve the milestone.


Local communities “think big” about regional airport
28 May 2018  

Local communities “think big” about regional airport

More than 140 members of the Upper Clutha communities were asked to “dream big” at two workshops held last week to talk about the future of Wanaka Airport over the next thirty years.


Rafting operations suspended following tragedy
21 May 2018  

Rafting operations suspended following tragedy

Two Queenstown operators have suspended rafting excursions after the death of a tourist at the Shotover River.


Southern ski fields fire up their guns
18 May 2018  

Southern ski fields fire up their guns

Natural snow, cold temperatures and “heaps more fire power” are getting Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ready for the ski season.


NZ’s first Wyndham Garden hotel opens in Queenstown
19 Apr 2018  

NZ’s first Wyndham Garden hotel opens in Queenstown

Wyndham Garden Remarkables Park, Queenstown brings Wyndham Hotel Group’s NZ portfolio to nine hotels.


Real Journeys’ new marketing manager
19 Apr 2018  

Real Journeys’ new marketing manager

Queenstown’s Real Journeys has appointed Ciara Craig its new marketing manager.


TAIC: The Helicopter Line to review safety after four crashes
13 Apr 2018  

TAIC: The Helicopter Line to review safety after four crashes

Queenstown’s The Helicopter Line should review its safety systems after four “serious landing accidents” in three years, says the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC).


Colliers: Highest-ever pedestrian numbers recorded in Queenstown
13 Apr 2018  

Colliers: Highest-ever pedestrian numbers recorded in Queenstown

More people are pounding the pavements in central Queenstown than ever before, according to the results of Colliers International’s 2018 Queenstown CBD Pedestrian Count.


Red polka dot events launches in Wanaka
12 Apr 2018  

Red polka dot events launches in Wanaka

Sarah Searle launches red polka dot events in Wanaka.


Treble Cone appoints new GM
5 Apr 2018   /

Treble Cone appoints new GM

Wanaka’s Treble Cone has appointed Toby Arnott as its new ski area general manager.


Report: Track and trail private land access under threat by booming tourism
4 Apr 2018  

Report: Track and trail private land access under threat by booming tourism

Booming tourism and the impact of growing poor behaviour are making South Island private landholders reconsider allowing access to track and trail users, according to a new report.


Ed Sheeran, Wanaka Warbirds bring bumper southern Easter
3 Apr 2018   /

Ed Sheeran, Wanaka Warbirds bring bumper southern Easter

Ed Sheeran’s three Dunedin concerts, a big 30th anniversary crowd at the Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow, and generally fine weather across Otago are all expected to contribute to a bumper Easter for the region’s retailers and operators.