Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Queenstown’s Future Hospitality Group consistently offers exceptional hospitality experiences across their premium Queenstown restaurants, café and bars. QT Magazine takes a look behind the scenes. Industry Innovator Future Hospitality Group has a reputation for creating venues providing unforgettable innovative experiences. Co-owned by Queenstown entrepreneurs James Ace and Bert Haines who have 12

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The Cardrona Hotel is a drawcard for summer hospitality and a destination for artisan style food, premium craft beers and top regional wines within its relaxed country garden setting. Angela Cook is head chef of the historic country pub and her focus is on retaining its popular hospitality legacy. “The hotel

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Kinross’ purpose built cellar door celebrates five of Central Otago’s best known wineries and is the highlight of a visit to Gibbston either by car or on the Queenstown cycle trail. “Kinross is a great place to sample wines ranging from world-beating classics to small boutique gems all in one place,”

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Standing out from the crowd, Queenstown's newly launched food and wine destination, Ayrburn, is set to be summer’s most notable hotspot. Set amongst the rich 160-year history of one of the region’s most historic farm holdings, Ayrburn offers an unbeatable setting for expansive modern culinary experiences. The innovative, ambitious new precinct developed

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Construction of the $8 million Kawarau Gorge Trail cycleway linking Queenstown to Cromwell is on the horizon with the awarding of the project management contract to Southern Land Development Consultants. "The selection of Southern Land is a testament to their expertise and capability,” says Southern Lakes Trails chair Aaron Halstead. “The

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The Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow has been left on the sidelines for six years due to the global Covid-19 pandemic – but organisers are upbeat about the prospects for the Easter 2024 event on March 29, 30 and 31. General manager Ed Taylor says the last airshow was in 2018 and

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Five Mile’s leasing programme has been so successful there are only two spaces left to lease in the entire precinct. Leasing manager James Kermode says the centre’s food and beverage sector was launched with the opening of local brands Joes Garage and The Crown pub. Stage Two is now underway with two

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The unveiling of a new state-of-the-art packhouse mid 2023 has consolidated production levels for Jackson Orchards cementing it as one of Central Otago’s largest orcharding enterprises. Kevin Jackson and his team operate more than 200 tonnes of stone and pip fruit through their newly installed MAF RODA grader each season

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LUMA Southern Light Project is back to switch on winter for 2024 with the popular event being held over Kings Birthday weekend from the 30th May - 3rd June. The Queenstown festival is in its ninth year and will feature a vast range of expert soundscapes, live music, illuminated art

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After a six-year hiatus, Aspiring Conversations festival is set to return, transforming Wānaka into a hub of intellectual exchange and cultural celebration. From 4-7 April the festival will host 14 events across three venues, featuring a diverse line up of forty speakers and artists, exploring themes ranging from culture and history to

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After a year in business at Bannockburn Riverside Gallery owner Andie Pearce is upbeat about the pleasure her destination gallery, in its exceptional garden setting beside the Kawarau River housing a curated selection of art works, brings to visitors. “The location alongside the Dunstan Trail gives me the opportunity to combine

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Clyde’s Eade Gallery, co-owned by Melanie and Rex Eade, is hosting three solo and duo solo exhibitions this spring centring on the work of artists represented by the gallery.  Stories - October 7– November 1 2023 Impressionist painter Paul Samson has a new collection of oil on canvas works entitled Stories which

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Arrowtown is officially New Zealand’s most beautiful small town. Scooping the 2023 Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards comes after the historic village also took out the award in 2020. Arrowtown claimed the title over Turangi and Keep New Zealand Beautiful chief executive and awards judge Heather Saunderson says the town has “an

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An original 1882 Queenstown stone cottage is home to Yonder widely upheld as an essential part of the daily brunch and coffee DNA for Queenstown locals. Co-found Gary Livesey encourages visitors to discover for themselves what the restaurant is all about. “This summer it’s our mission to invite visitors to come

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Millbrook Resort is a high-profile award-winning five-star golf and lifestyle resort in Queenstown and is renowned for its quality residential neighbourhoods. QT Magazine spoke to director of property and development Ben O’Malley. What premium property is currently available?  In recent years Millbrook’s development has been progressing in an orderly westward direction away

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Jack’s Point championship golf course was a recent nominee in New Zealand’s Best Golf Course category at the 2023 World Golf Awards and is a past winner. QT Magazine caught up with general manager of golf John Griffin. What importance does the Jack’s Point golf team place on international accolades? Ongoing global

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