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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Nestled in mountains, with a privacy lacking in most of Queenstown, you feel a peace and delight that is so restorative and inspiring. Beautiful food, service that is passionate and attentive, and everything you could ask for in the rooms. All the fun and adventure of Queenstown is on your doorstep. One of those special places on this earth.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

There are some places which are imbued with the passion of the people who built it and make you feel privileged to share in the fruits of their idea. Punatapu is such a place. Yes the property is idyllic, the accommodation comfortable and well equipped, the grounds beautiful and the views magnificent. But, more than all this, it feels good.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Staying at Punatapu was a really breathtaking experience! The property is amazing with great views surrounded by mountains close by and far in the distance. The houses with their warm color are lovely and cosy. Sue is a great host with amazing cooking skills. We felt very welcome and stayed 2 times at her place for a total of one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We spent 3 nights in Punatapu's 3-bed family wing, which has a large comfortable living room with a snooker table, a master bed downstairs and two more bedrooms for kids upstairs. It also (sort of) has a kitchen down the end of the corridor closer to the main house: we were slightly put out to find one of the owners... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Punatapu was our first stay in NZ on a month long hiking, biking, fly-fishing kayaking, bungee-jumping trip through both beautiful islands. The experience of Punatapu is to be taken into a family. We were profoundly touched by our time with Sue Farry, her son, Ben, and all the incredible staff. The home and grounds are astoundingly beautiful; nothing is overdone,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

I have traveled throughout the world and there a few places as magical as the area around Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Amidst the stunning natural environment is Punatapu. My family stayed there a few years ago and as stated in the other reviews, the hospitality was exceptional. We felt like we were staying with family, the food was sensational and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

About 10 years ago my wife and I went to New Zealand and our visit included a stay at Punatapu lodge near Queenstown. We fell in love with New Zealand....and Punatapu. We have returned to New Zealand every year and have made sure that a stay at Punatapu was --is and will be ----a part of every visit. The setting... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

We have stayed at Punatapu on both of our trips to New Zealand in the last 5 years. It is the most exquisite property near Queenstown with outstanding service and the best dining experience we've ever had anywhere. Each room is unique and the common rooms are charming; filled with fascinating art and handsome decor throughout. Sue Farry and her... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

My wife and I, along with our two kids, stayed here for four nights and everything was perfect. It was luxurious and beautiful, the food was beyond comparison, and Sue and her son were perfect hosts, both helpful and entertaining. In fact, Sue saved our Milford Sound trip by rearranging a tour for us when it looked like bad weather... More 

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JAPAN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

It was great experience for me. The lodge owner is very friendly and well hospitality. The restaurant providing a great Kiwi food - The the pre-dinner canapes were delightful. We had considered the other Harper recommended hotel, Blanket Bay, but I'm very glad we stayed at Punatapu. If New Zealand were not so far away, I'd go there at least... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Punatapu

Address: Glenorchy Road | PO Box 1252, Queenstown 00000, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punatapu 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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