My wife, out two teenage children and I used Ben S’s apartment as our base for undertaking our whitewater adventure activities at Queenstown. The apartment itself is spacious and comprehensively equipped. It is located at the end of the Kelvin Peninsula directly across the lake from the centre of Queenstown. A regular water taxi service is available from a nearby wharf, a service which drops you near the commercial hub of the town 5 minutes or so after boarding. Although a 15 minute or so drive to the centre of town (if the water taxi is not used), this is not a disadvantage given that the apartment is but a two minute walk from the grassy picnic area and beach looking across Lake Wakatipu toward the centre of town. The headland of the Kelvin Peninsula (which is a park-like golf course) is fringed by a lakeside walk, which provides an opportunity for an attractive ramble with spectacular scenic views across the lake and to The Remarkables.
The welcome from our host was warm and his communication after booking was prompt and informative in answering all my questions. While we were staying, all our questions (such as where to eat in town; the location of the nearest supermarket and other shops; or where to find all-day parking near the centre of town so that we could get to our rafting company) were also promptly and helpfully answered.
As we had arrived at Queenstown after nearly a fortnight on the road since our arrival in New Zealand from Australia, the availability of a washing machine and dryer was an added bonus to our enjoyment of the quiet and comfortable apartment.
My family enjoyed Queenstown and my children have already proposed a winter return to go skiing. The apartment would make an ideal family base for this purpose if we do so. This apartment and our host are highly recommended for a family as a base for a visit to the Queenstown region.
we've really enjoyed our stay here for 1 night before our walking track. the house slept 4 of us comfortably, and all amenities were close by. ferry is very close to get to main town as well. Hosts were lovely :) will stay again