Frankton marina

When the boat came back

By PHILIP CHANDLER After 18 years in Fiordland, a boat built for Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu in 1912 is gracing her home waters again. A classic wooden launch, The Lion was officially relaunched in Kingston last Saturday by local mayor Jim Boult. Then on...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The Wakatipu lost three treasured community stalwarts over one weekend this month with the deaths of Russell McGrouther, Wendy Perkins and Elbert de Koning. Originally a local motelier, Dunedin-raised McGrouther was the resort’s funeral director for 29 years...

No ordinary section release

Anyone with a spare $600,000 can choose among some of the last residential plots on the Queenstown side of Lake Wakatipu's Frankton Arm. The third stage of the Remarkables View subdivision, directly above the new Frankton Marina, is currently for...

Marina floats our boat

Stage two of the $20 million Frankton Marina - only officially opened late last year - is likely to start earlier than expected given the interest to date. Lakes Marina Projects partner Alan Kirker says the number of inquiries for...
Anyone keen for a lake swim is invited to Queenstown's Southern Lakes Swimming Club's season-launching open day today by the Frankton Marina scout den. Committee member Sheena Ashford-Tait says the club provides a chance for swimmers who'd like to tackle...

Coastguard’s new digs

After eight years, hundreds of thousands of dollars, and plenty of hard slog, work's finally started on Queenstown Coastguard's new home. By February, the team of volunteers will be shifting from their current base in a storage shed at Frankton...

Body of missing boatie found

The Police National Dive Squad has recovered a body from Frankton Marina, near Queenstown, this afternoon, believed to be a well-known local boatie. The divers arrived in the resort this morning to help with the search for 63-year-old Alan Wilson,...
SWAP your pinot for a pint – Queenstown's craft beer boom continues with two new breweries opening in as many months. Altitude Brewing partners Eliott Menzies and Eddie Gapper are expanding with their own lakeside brewery at Frankton Marina. The company,...

Boaties sign up for marina

A new Frankton marina is already signing up keen boaties – before it's even got a lake-bed lease. Lakes Marina Projects (LMP) has launched a new website for its $15 million offshore floating marina planned for Lake Wakatipu's Frankton Arm. There's been...
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