Walter Peak

By PHILIP CHANDLER Who hasn’t sung You Are My Sunshine or My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean on Queenstown’s Earnslaw steamer on sailings back from Walter Peak? Despite its popularity over scores of years, however, the Earnslaw singalong’s become yet another...
By PHILIP CHANDLER With no tourists to cook for, Real Journeys Walter Peak and Canyon Brewing chefs are cooking up a storm for Queenstowners affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Using Canyon Brewing's kitchen, they've cooked almost 1800 meals for local charity, Baskets...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A book about Queenstown like no other was one of two launched in town last week by a leading New Zealand photographer. When he moved into a Queenstown Hill home in 2009, Mike Langford vowed to shoot the...
A rare rural lifestyle block on the market is a stone's throw from Queenstown's Frankton Flats. The 1.89-hectare block is off an access driveway off the eastern end of Hansen Road, above State Highway 6. It's one of four contiguous blocks...

Staff village proposed

Queenstown's affordable rental accommodation squeeze is taking its toll on one of the resort's biggest employers. Tourism heavyweight Real Journeys is proposing to build a staff village at Walter Peak, providing housing for up to 50 people. It's lodged a resource...
A Queenstown firm's ploughing $20 million into farm tourism at Walter Peak. Real Journeys, which ferries visitors across Lake Wakatipu on the historic Earnslaw steamer, plans sweeping improvements to its lakefront facilities. A 400-person capacity amphitheatre for farm demonstrations will be...
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