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Waterfall Park – Reviving Queenstown’s Hidden Treasure

Waterfall Park, one of the true and undiscovered treasures of the Queenstown Lakes District, is soon to be revitalised.

Located between Arrowtown and Lake Hayes, this once secluded valley is blessed with both natural and heritage features. These are set to be transformed into world class accommodation, restaurants, a day spa and wellness retreat, and event spaces. Its waterways, flora and fauna are earmarked for restoration and improved access which will mean the area will be publicly accessible like never before.

For the past nine months, the project has been the focus for a large design team, including local architects, ecologists, engineers, and heritage experts. Application for resource consent has now been lodged.

Oliver Leighs, General Manager of Winton, says of the project: “We are excited to be able to finally unveil our vision for this world class facility, which includes the establishment of public access to a spectacular waterfall and extensively restored natural landscape.”

Waterfall Park will set the benchmark for a relaxed and laid-back style of authentic luxury that is both quintessentially New Zealand, yet provides a sophisticated destination experience that showcases the remarkable beauty of this stunning region.

At the heart of the development will be the protection and restoration of the character and history rich heritage site. ‘Ayrburn Domain’ is a cluster of original farm stone buildings that will be appropriately transformed to provide a unique dining experience as well as a rental facility for those wanting to enjoy the region’s cycle trails.

With continuing demand for quality accommodation and conference facilities, Waterfall Park will be a welcome addition to the region’s hospitality offerings, whilst delivering a fresh experience for locals to enjoy.

“We are committed to not only helping fulfil the demands on the accommodation, meeting and events sectors in the area, but also the heritage and environmental wellbeing of Waterfall Park – especially the ecologically important Mill Creek” says Mr Leighs. “We have been working hard to ensure that improvements are made to water quality and to protect and provide a habitat for our fish species and aquatic communities to thrive.”

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