About the Region
Stoneridge Estate is the perfect base from which to explore all the amazing attractions and activities that Queenstown has to offer. As the closest Cellar Door to Queenstown, Stoneridge is surrounded by one of the most amazing mountain rail trails of New Zealand.
Experience New Zealand's South Island
Lake Hayes is in front of us, a warm afternoon will be perfect for an energetic walk around or a more sedate stroll through the water gardens and vineyard, exploring the historic stone ruins, Art Gallery and summer Café. As twilight approaches, watch the sun sink behind magnificent snow capped mountains, cosy in front of the outdoor fire or cradle a complimentary glass of Pinot Noir in the warmth of our Guest Lounge. Dine in (by arrangement) or slip out to one of the dozens of fabulous restaurants and cafés close by.
The seasonal beauty at Stoneridge Estate
In summer, warm weather and long evenings are perfect for alfresco dining, lakeside barbecues and getting outdoors to enjoy the lakes and trails.
Visit in autumn and enjoy the spectacular change of seasons as the landscape bursts into a blaze of red and gold.
From June to September, the region transforms into a winter wonderland attracting snow enthusiasts from around the world with stunning scenery, crisp blue-sky days, easy access to some of New Zealand’s finest skiing, and lots of great events.
Spring time combines the best of both worlds – warmer temperatures, longer days and fresh, bright colours transform the landscape but there’s still plenty of snow on the mountains for great spring skiing and riding at any of the region’s six diverse ski fields.
New Zealand Temperatures
In Spring (September-November) the weather is changeable, with temperatures ranging from 9-15 degrees celsius. Summer (December-February) tends to be hot and dry, from 19-29 degrees celsius. Autumn (March-May) brings warm, balmy days, 10-22 degrees celsius. Winter (June-August) is mostly crisp and clear, with snow, 3-10 degrees celsius.
"Greeted at the grand front door by the lovely Giselle felt like being welcomed home to our very own alpine paradise. We were instantly whisked away to our Stonecutters Cottage, an ..."
- Megan and Mark, July 2016