Stoneridge is the perfect place from which to explore Queenstown and Central Otago, located just a fifteen-minute drive from the resort centre.
Queenstown is one of New Zealand's most exciting and beautiful destinations, said by many to be the adventure capital of the world. An outdoor adventure playground set against a dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and sparkling blue lakes, Queenstown's rich history and wealth of activities and attractions has something for everyone.
Stoneridge is the perfect base from which to explore the local area, with many of Queenstown's attractions just a short drive away.
Queenstown CBD – 18 minutes
Frankton airport & shops – 10 minutes
Arrowtown – 10 minutes
Wanaka – 50 minutes
Cardrona Valley & ski field – 40 minutes
The Remarkables ski field – 35 minutes
Coronet Peak ski field – 30 minutes
In Summer warm weather and long evenings..
..are perfect for alfresco dining, lakeside barbecues and getting outdoors to enjoy the lakes and trails which we have plenty of around the area. From December all the way through to end of February the sun shines bright from 5am until 10pm and offers plenty of time for the broad range of outdoor activities Queenstown has to offer. Nature lovers, thrill seekers, food & wine connoisseurs or the ones looking for relaxation & indulgence – summer has got all of you covered and provides you with warm and dry temperatures between 19 and 29 degrees Celsius.
Visit in Autumn with its warm & balmy..
..10 to 22 degrees Celsius days and enjoy the spectacular change of seasons as the landscape bursts into a blaze of red and gold in contrast to deep marine blue lakes. To experience the buzz around 200 of Central Otago’s remarkable vineyards, early Autumn is a great time to come as tons of grapes are harvested during that period. Not only wine lovers find satisfaction, there are plenty activities and festivals like the Arrowtown Autumn Festival, Queenstown Bike Festival or the NZ Golf Championships.
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. Although temperatures vary between 3 and 10 degrees Celsius, due to being located about 350 meters above sea level the snow rarely reaches the surrounding townships. In case you need a break from snow sports there are plenty options to fill your days with like adventure sports such as rafting, a helicopter flight or a day to relax & unwind at Onsen Hot Pools.
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. With temperatures ranging from 8 to 20 degrees, this month provides you with everything Queenstown has to offer on its doorstep. For photographers interested in magnificent landscape photography out there, it is the perfect time to capture impressive snow-covered mountain peaks alongside a variety of blooming flowers and cherry blossom.
"We were lucky enough to stay in the Retreat - amazing views over Lake Hayes from the top of the Estate were available from every very spacious and luxurious room. The hosts were so..."
- Julie, December 2019