Travel Guides

About Maori Mythology

NZ is rich in cultural heritage. It defines who we are today and how we interact with our natural environment. It's interesting and unique and worth the read! if you are coming to Queenstown, NZ, prepare yourself with these quick 2 minute cultural posts about Maori Mythology...

Lake Wakatipu: The Taniwha & The Lake That Breathes

Known as the ‘lake that breathes’, Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown New Zealand features its very own ‘tide’, despite being landlocked. It's rumored that a great Taniwha's (giant's) heart still beats at the bottom of the lake causing its mysterious ebb and flow...

Arrowtown Farmers Market

Sunday markets are the best reason to get out and explore the greater Queenstown region, and non better than the wonderfully local Arroqtown Farmers Markets. Enjoy the best small town in NZ with the best small town locals!

Cromwell's Farmers & Craft Markets

Take a day trip from Spinnaker Bay Apartments to Cromwell's Farmers & Craft Markets in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct - an exceptional day trip to a wonderful marketplace set alongside Lake Dunstan. Great produce stalls, arts, crafts, music, and local food! Read more here.....

Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Markets

Soak in the atmosphere of Queenstown while strolling through the local Arts & Crafts Markets located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and packed with local artisan talent!

Wanaka Artisan Markets - Market Series Summer 2020

Explore the delightful Wanaka Artisan Markets from our Executive Apartments in Queenstown as a day trip. By locals, for locals, these markets have a diverse range of arts, crafts, and produce which reflect the unique community of Wanaka. As part of our Market Series, look at all of our reviews!

Remarkables Market is back for 2020

Hosted by locals and frequented by locals, this is Queenstown's vibrant farmers market which offers a relaxed environment to enjoy a morning coffee with a fresh baked brioche or a tasty free range bacon butty.

The Historic Lady Of The Lake: Queenstown’s TSS Earnslaw

Dial back the adrenalin when in Queenstown and enjoy a thoroughly relaxing visit on the TSS Earnslaw, enjoying the vistas from the waters of the Wakatipu and visiting Walter Peak Station

William Rees, Queenstown’s 'Founding Father'

It was the toss of a coin that set in motion an incredible set of circumstances for a young Welshman named William Rees. Choosing the right side of the coin toss would see Rees go on to become the most important name in Queenstown’s founding history. Today, William Rees is considered the founding father of Queenstown - his story is intrinsically linked with the story of Queenstown, and what it is today.

You Should Always Leave Room For Ice Cream

Snow is on the way to Queenstown, so ice cream probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But we’d like you to reconsider with our guide to the big boys in ice cream. Grab a cone and enjoy the view....

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