Kelvin Heights

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Facing the picturesque town centre of Queenstown and its mountain backdrop is a quiet suburb home to walking trails and a scenic golf course.

Kelvin Heights is a residential neighbourhood of Queenstown surrounded by outstanding natural scenery. It sits on the southern shores of Frankton Arm, an area of Lake Wakatipu. Kelvin Heights is popular with visitors to Queenstown wanting to escape the bustle in the centre of New Zealand’s adventure sports capital.

A major highlight of the suburb is the Queenstown Golf Course, which spreads across a headland where Lake Wakatipu meets Frankton Arm. This public 18-hole course has a range of challenging par-3, par-4 and par-5 holes. Take a break from the game to appreciate the surrounding mountain peaks, including Ben Lomond and The Remarkables range. Afterwards, eat, drink and enjoy more stunning views at the waterfront clubhouse.

Go to Jardine Park, a recreational area located in the centre of the neighbourhood for its children’s playground, BMX track and mountain bike trails. Bring your own food to eat in the park’s picnic areas.

Follow the waterfront Kelvin Peninsula Walkway on foot or by bike. The trail starts at Jardine Park and passes through the wooded Franklin Recreational Reserve to Kawarau Bridge, which crosses the Kawarau River into the Frankton suburb. Find picnic areas and swimming spots spread out along the route.

Another trail is the lakeside Jack’s Point Track. Walk, bike or ride on horseback east from Jardine Park over rolling grassland. Look up at The Remarkables mountain range and snow-covered mountaintops, such as the 1,978-metre (6,489-feet ) tall Cecil Peak. Allow approximately 2.5 hours for the return journey from Jardine Park. Stop for lunch at the clubhouse of Jack’s Point Golf Course.

Kelvin Heights is just a 20-minute drive from Queenstown’s town centre and a 15-minute drive from Queenstown Airport. Catch public buses to the commercial and entertainment district of Queenstown. Alternatively, walk along Kelvin Peninsula Walkway and then the Frankton Arm Walkway to reach the city. Once in Queenstown you have access to abundant adventure activities, including bungee-jumping, jet boat rides and skiing.

Sun Drenched Lakeside Haven
Sun Drenched Lakeside Haven
724 Peninsula Rd, Kelvin Heights, Otago
This family-friendly Kelvin Heights apartment building is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Golf Club. Alpine Aqualand and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
Anniversary trip
"We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at this property. It was warm and well appointed and perfect for our short stay."

Reviewed on 21 May 2021

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Sun Drenched Lakeside Haven
The Spruce Hus - Studio by the lake.
The Spruce Hus - Studio by the lake.
48 Cedar Drive, Kelvin Heights, Otago
Situated in Kelvin Heights, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Golf Club. Remarkables Park Town Centre and Queenstown ...
5/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Incredible stay!!!
"What a beautiful home to stay in, we had everything we needed even some beautiful homemade banana loaf and ginger marmalade for my morning toast. Our hosts were so lovely and kind, cleaning up and refreshing the place half way through our stay. We enjoyed most our time in this lovely location since ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2021

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The Spruce Hus - Studio by the lake.
5 Bedroom Queenstown Lakefront Home
5 Bedroom Queenstown Lakefront Home
595 Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights, Otago
Situated in Kelvin Heights, this holiday home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lake Wakatipu and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Queenstown Golf Club. Remarkables Park Town Centre ...
5/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Fantastic house
"We had a wonderful time, amazing views. Sunny all day long. And handy to town with the water taxi. Will definitely be back."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2021

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5 Bedroom Queenstown Lakefront Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sun Drenched Lakeside Haven
Sun Drenched Lakeside Haven
724 Peninsula Rd, Kelvin Heights, Otago
This family-friendly Kelvin Heights apartment building is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Golf Club. Alpine Aqualand and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
Anniversary trip
"We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at this property. It was warm and well appointed and perfect for our short stay."

Reviewed on 21 May 2021

Sun Drenched Lakeside Haven
The Spruce Hus - Studio by the lake.
The Spruce Hus - Studio by the lake.
48 Cedar Drive, Kelvin Heights, Otago
Situated in Kelvin Heights, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Golf Club. Remarkables Park Town Centre and Queenstown ...
5/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Incredible stay!!!
"What a beautiful home to stay in, we had everything we needed even some beautiful homemade banana loaf and ginger marmalade for my morning toast. Our hosts were so lovely and kind, cleaning up and refreshing the place half way through our stay. We enjoyed most our time in this lovely location since ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2021

The Spruce Hus - Studio by the lake.
5 Bedroom Queenstown Lakefront Home
5 Bedroom Queenstown Lakefront Home
595 Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights, Otago
Situated in Kelvin Heights, this holiday home is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lake Wakatipu and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Queenstown Golf Club. Remarkables Park Town Centre ...
5/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Fantastic house
"We had a wonderful time, amazing views. Sunny all day long. And handy to town with the water taxi. Will definitely be back."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2021

5 Bedroom Queenstown Lakefront Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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