Fernhill

LAST week I moved to Fernhill, and the walk from Mountain Scene HQ to my new home’s been a perfect reminder of why I left London. Long gone are the smelly, hot days of the tube and now, thankfully, so...

Fernhill hotel’s consent fail

By GUY WILLIAMS Independent commissioners have refused resource consent for a controversial $100 million hotel in Fernhill. Coherent Hotel Ltd applied last December for an eight-storey, 89-room hotel on a 10,400sqm site in Queenstown’s Aspen Grove, below the Kamana Lakehouse hotel,...

Point complex matures

By PHILIP CHANDLER A 34-unit European-style terraced housing complex is nearly complete in Queenstown's Arthurs Point. It's the third stage of Bullendale - an 88-unit 'special housing area' (SHA). The first two stages, which sold to a good proportion of first-home buyers,...
By GUY WILLIAMS A controversial $100 million hotel proposed for Fernhill has got the thumbs down at City Hall. Coherent Hotel Ltd applied in December for an eight-storey, 89-room hotel in Queenstown's Aspen Grove, below the Kamana Lakehouse hotel, which it also...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown hotel has stayed open throughout the Covid-19 lockdown just to look after - for free - a treasured Belgian guest. Luce Wilsens, 89, has been staying at Kamana Lakehouse - formerly Aspen Hotel - for all...
Only one submission's been received in support of Coherent Hotel Ltd's plans for an eight-storey, six-star hotel at Queenstown's Aspen Grove. City Hall received 50 submissions on the controversial $100 million proposal, pegged for land sloping down from Fernhill's Kamana...

Hotel blasted

Residents in an exclusive Queenstown subdivision fear a proposed eight-storey hotel will destroy their neighbourhood. The Aspen Grove residents are up in arms over a resource consent application for a $100 million, six-star hotel sloping down from Fernhill's Kamana Lakehouse...
Brace yourselves, Queenstown, 400 Lime scooters are inbound. At its meeting in Queenstown this afternoon, City Hall approved a six-month trial - but it won't start this summer. Councillors voted 8-3 to allow staff to enter into a memorandum of understanding...

Prime hillside lodge unveiled

Resource consent's about to be sought for a $20 million-plus tourist lodge on prime, view-laden Queenstown real estate. The 40-unit luxury lodge, fronted by Arrowtown developer Wayne Foley, is planned for the bottom third of a hill above Aspen Grove...
Guess What? You can buy a massive slice of densely-forested hill high above Queenstown's Fernhill. A whopping 57.28 hectares is on the block for an eye-watering $4.7 million. Local Professionals marketing consultant Peter Nelson, who's listed the 'trophy land holding', admits a...

Fernhill fireworks warning

Queenstown firefighters are going door-to-door in a suburb bordering the red-zone to warn about fires and fireworks. Concerned fireys will deliver more than 250 flyers to households in Fernhill over the next few days. The neighbourhood is surrounded by pine forest...

Fernhill residents’ fury

Long-time Fernhill residents are barring up over a massive residential complex planned for their Queenstown hillside subdivision. They claim the high-end 110-unit development will spoil their suburb's character, worsen traffic problems, strain infrastructure and possibly block views. Developers describe 'Jade Lake'...
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