In the winter of 2000, we spent a day off the ski slopes looking around at properties in Queenstown. The first property we saw both grabbed our attention and imaginations. After looking at quite a few other properties in the region, our talk kept coming back to the first one we'd seen.
As the land wasn't on the market at the time, we just waited until the situation changed. We were back in Queenstown that summer and looked at the land again with another agency (along with some other properties). Again, our thoughts came back to the original land. This time it was for real!The process of purchasing the land was a very slow process due to various environmental court decisions and building approval processes. Eventually the land was settled in August 2001.
The location is fantastic. There is a 360 degree view of the mountains, with a direct view of Coronet Peak ski resort and the Remarkables ski resort. Being situated on a hill, it receives excellent winter sun.
|This plan shows the layout of our property.||It takes about 15 mins from Queenstown to drive to the property. It is situated almost half way on the way to Arrowtown.|
|Standing on the building pad with a view of the Remarkables in the background.||Standing on the building pad with a view of Cardrona in the background.|
|On the building pad. Queenstown is located behind the hill in the background.||View from the driveway heading down to the property with Coronet Peak in the background.|
|On the building pad. Queenstown is located behind the hill in the background.||Tracks through the tussock grass.|
|Driveway to the property.|
|Summer view from Coronet Peak.||Winter view from Coronet Peak.|