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Punatapu Lodge Queenstown
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Punatapu is a private villa for exclusive luxury vacations in Queenstown, New Zealand. Nestled in the heart of a pristine alpine landscape Punatapu is ideally located just fifteen minutes from Queenstown's town centre. With the ambiance of a private estate, Punatapu's five buildings and grounds form the ultimate private, secluded escape in New Zealand.

With only four guest suites, seven bedrooms in total each lavish, and completely private Punatapu is available for exclusive use by individuals seeking absolute peace and security in a tranquil environment; small groups of friends or families looking for a New Zealand villa rental with all the services of a five star hotel; or couples seeking a romantic escape. Personal attention to guests' every need is paramount to the service provided by our friendly staff which includes an executive housekeeper and personal chef.

Home to periodic artists in residence, every room at Punatapu is a testament to our passion for the arts and cultural heritage of New Zealand. Contemporary Maori art graces many of our spaces.

Punatapu has a special focus on quality cuisine. Most guests prefer to eat in, as a stay at Punatapu includes the services of an international class personal chef who sets the menu daily around seasonal foods and guests' desires. Choose between eating outside on our tranquil patio by the pool, in the beautiful open-air summer kitchen, or in the formal dining room inside the main lodge.

The villa is also available for private estate weddings, New Zealand honeymoons, or executive retreats.

Situated in pristine natural alpine landscape on the Glenorchy Road, twelve minutes drive from central Queenstown, and designed by an acclaimed New Zealand architect, Punatapu is a very private facility of only four guest suites. Punatapu is the perfect place for time out, a special event or romantic occasion.

A scene at once peaceful, inspiring and revitalising.

Amongst the small hamlet of buildings quiet sanctuaries provide private space to reflect upon the days activities or ponder adventures to be pursued. Punatapu will be your home...we will care for you in a warm and personal way. We delight in doing the little things well and pride ourselves in providing simple elegance with every detail of your visit.

Guest suites surrounding a courtyard are separate from the outdoor kitchen whareumu and the main lodge which houses the lounge, dining room, breakfast conservatory and library. Exclusively furnished with natural materials, fine textiles, artworks, and furniture handcrafted by New Zealanders, Punatapu has style, strength of character and a special relationship with the environment. 

Guest suites
Private suites, studios and a family wing strive to create a second home for your alpine retreat.

Punatapu Suite: Wheelchair access, super king/twin beds, open fire and soft seating area. Ensuite bathroom with glass ceiling. Sauna and shower room. Private courtyard/herb garden.
Cove Room: Upstairs room with verandah, king/twin beds, ensuite bathroom. Lovely views over mountains and native beech forest.
These two rooms create a pair, referred to as the Cove Wing, which are adjacent to the swimming pool and spa. They are self contained but work well for two couples travelling together. The Punatapu Suite is downstairs and the Cove Room is accessed by an external staircase.

Stable: Queen bed, ensuite bathroom upstairs. A small cosy room suitable for single occupancy.
Barn Studio: Staircase access to super king or twin beds. Downstairs soft seating, gas fire, kitchenette, unique bath and shower ensuites.
The above two rooms, in a converted barn, are adjacent but not interconnecting and are well suited to parties travelling together.

Family Suite: Three separate bedrooms, single and twin room upstairs, king room with one large ensuite downstairs, soft seating area, open fire and games room.
  • Internet, telephone access, CD stereo systems, tv, video, hairdryers, quality cotton linen, bathrobes, fridges stocked with complimentary soft drinks, iced water, fruit and flowers are standard in every suite.
  • For the wellbeing of guests there is a non smoking policy inside the Lodge and guest suites.
  • Children are guests at managements discretion.

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GPS: -45.069546,168.526883

This accommodation is available as part of on of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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