Wanaka Boutique Hotel

PropertyImage_FearringtonInn_NorthCarolina_Hotel_InteriorPublicSpaces_FearringtonBarn_CreditFitchCreationsNestled next to the lake just 5 minutes from Wanaka Township, the Wanaka Boutique Hotel is an excellent opportunity to invest into a project within New Zealand’s most popular tourist market. Member of the New Zealand Boutique Hotels Group, Wanaka Boutique Hotel is an exciting opportunity for investors to take part in what is already a booming tourist industry – and one which is only set to grow.

“Wasn’t the global financial crisis marvelous for producing opportunities. During the GFC Equinox was left with a consented , pre sold (to oversees investors) 50 room hotel development in Wanaka. Clearly that could not be built and thank goodness otherwise another 50 investors would be owning hotel rooms in NZ hotels which they received little or no return and no chance for years of getting back the original off the plans price !!!

After 5 years sitting on land and literally twiddling our thumbs, we came up with New Zealand Boutique Hotels as a gap in the market providing oversized luxurious hotel rooms at reasonable prices. Currently in top tourists spots you pay $200 or so a night for very average rooms or $1000 plus for a luxury lodge . We decided $300 to $400 a night was reasonable for a small boutique well located luxury hotel room.

So with that in mind we designed Wanaka Boutique Hotel, 20 contemporary modern , plush rooms in the style of a High Country sheep station…elements of concrete, old wood, corrugated iron and stone. Yes you are thinking it will be John Wayne meets vivace ….but do give us some credit…we have previously constructed White Heron , the ultra luxurious Auckland apartment block.”

So from September 2015 you will have somewhere new in Wanaka to stay. Tell everyone!!!

We are also working on the second NZ Boutique Hotel in Auckland plus the first New Zealand full time dedicated wellness and luxury health retreat close to Auckland. Contact us if you want to work on these exciting projects.


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Home to the fourth largest lake in New Zealand, Wanaka is a year round thriving township of around 9,000 year round residents. Attracting thousands of visitors each year Wanaka sees greatest international tourism expenditure in the summer months, with the home market making providing most of the winter income. Kiwis tend to spend more here on accommodation and dining options than in other New Zealand destinations, international travellers spend slightly less.

Overall, the entire Queenstown region is experiencing steady growth with a strong Australian and Chinese contingent making their way here each high season. With no shortage of activities from Girls Weekends to Family Fun holidays, Romantic Getaways to Arts and Culture Escapes, and of course, the ever present adventure sports all in the best surrounds that New Zealand has to offer.

With four international ski areas providing excellent skiing and snowboarding for every age and ability, Wanaka’s world class ski resorts boast an unrivalled diversity of terrain coupled with spectacular scenery for the ultimate winter holiday destination. Cardrona Alpine Resort is renowned for its family facilities as well as its pipes and terrain parks. Treble Cone boasts the largest skiable area in the South Island while Snow Park is a freestyler’s paradise, New Zealand’s only dedicated freestyle resort. Next door, the Snow Farm is home to some world-class cross-country skiing with plentiful tracks high on the Pisa Range.

Many attractions and adventure sports are within reach of Wanaka. Take a scenic cruise on the Lake, sample locally made exquisite wines, or fish at one of the many easily accessible spots. Alternatively, venture into the hills and mountains surrounding Wanaka. Skiing, heli-skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and climbing are all available in this area.

Sitting 277m above sea level, it is easy to see why this pristine part of New Zealand features in so many of our nation’s promotions. Tourism here is a thriving industry, and with more and more people choosing to make this their home away from home, it is an excellent time to invest into making a niche for yourself in Wanaka’s currently limited, but ever growing mid range market.


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Kerry Knight
+64 9 306 1100