We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tussock Cottage

48 Rutherford Road | Lake Hayes RD1, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Queenstown
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Tussock Cottage
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    25
    0
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
3
16
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (25)
  • Mar-May only
    (4)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (6)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (6)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
Hamburg, Deutschland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

The lovely cottage at lake Hays is run with so much passion and joy by the family. We had BBQ each night in our garden. Our son enjoyed feeding the chickens and playing with cats and dog. Lots of toys were provided for him. We felt really at home. Thanks for a great stay!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Tussock Cottage is gorgeous. It is so different from the usual holiday house. The rendered strawbale walls, recycled timbers and grass roof provide a lovely warm restful environment. Lee and Jaap are friendly but not intrusive hosts, with a great knowledge and love for their local area. Mountain views, lake walks and green rolling hills are all here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have just had our fourth stay at Tussock Cottage. We love it and hope to return many times. It's pretty, romantic, in a great spot, handy to lots of fun and the owners are marvellous. It is close to Arrowtown. You will need a car or other own transport.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I absolutely LOVE tussock cottage. I have stayed at tussock cottage a few times now and let me tell you... it is something special for sure! The cottage is very clean and well decorated. The bed is very comfortable and all amenities that may be needed are provided.. including fresh eggs from the chickens and usually some home-made baking! It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We've been visitors to Queenstown for many years, and because we brought our dog down with us we chanced upon Tussock Cottage, for a 3 night stay. It is honestly one of the best places we have stayed in Queenstown/Arrowtown, not only for the outstanding location by Lake Hayes, the ambience of the cottage, but the welcoming atmosphere the hosts... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What can I say? Our stay at Tussock Cottage was MAGNIFICENT. We spent 5 nights there and it was very comfortable. Great location, close to ski fields, wineries and Q Town. Lee and Jaap were very friendly and helpful and nothing was a problem. I would recommend Tussock as the place to stay if you are in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed two nights at this peaceful, high calibre cottage. It was warm, cosy and finished to the highest of standards. We appreciated the friendly hosts and the extra touches... Fresh eggs, warm underfloor heating etc. Will be back :-) thanks heaps

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a real find for us. We have a dog, which was very welcome inside this lovely cottage. Situated on the edge of the lake which has lovely walks of varying lengths, while being only minutes from Arrowtown and a short drive to either Queenstown or Gibbston Valley. Lovely and clean with help from Jaap and Lee if needed.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hobart, Tasmania
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A wonderful gem of a cottage on the edge of NZ's loveliest lake. Warm, homely, restful but exciting. Bikes available for an easy tour round the lake whenever. Kayak available but we didn't use it - a day on the Drat River instead. Wonderful hosts, nothing too much of a problem. One daughter joined us for the final three nights... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was one of the best places we stayed in during our trip to NZ. It's been designed and furnished to a really high standard and the attention to detail is really good. The location is great, lake hayes is very tranquil and right next door. The owner creates art work out of driftwood which are dotted around the cottage... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Queenstown
5.8 mi away
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
8.9 mi away
Hotel St Moritz Queenstown - MGallery Collection
7.3 mi away
The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.1 mi away
Nugget Point Queenstown Hotel
Nugget Point Queenstown Hotel
#17 of 58 in Queenstown
4.5 of 5 stars 385 reviews
8.5 mi away
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
#28 of 58 in Queenstown
4.0 of 5 stars 2,306 reviews
9.4 mi away
Platinum Queenstown Villas
Platinum Queenstown Villas
#2 of 81 in Queenstown
5.0 of 5 stars 81 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities