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Kainga Rua


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Escape to Kainga Rua, a luxurious home away from home, located in Tuckers Beach, Queenstown.

A short 7-minute drive from Queenstown Airport, a further 10 minutes to Queenstown CBD, and only 15 minutes from historic Arrowtown, Kainga Rua is perfectly situated to explore the regions walking tracks, adrenaline activities, award winning wineries, and surrounding ski fields.

Take in the views over Coronet Peak as you arrive via the winding private gated driveway through native bush and perfectly groomed grounds. The large central courtyard and private garage offers space for multiple cars – perfect for a group of friends or multigenerational family travelling together.

The grand entrance

Through the grand doors, guests are welcomed by a stunning schist work hallway complete with unique artworks and a picture-perfect floor to ceiling window at the end framing a landscape typically only seen in a watercolour painting. The properties interior features natural materials and textures inspired by the surrounding mountains alongside traditional Maori artworks, capturing a true sense of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

As you move through the entranceway, past the private study and library (complete with a full wall map of Central Otago and Southland – great for planning your next adventure), the Grand Room is ready and waiting to host your welcome wine and cheese platter. Relax on the crushed velvet sofa in front of the stonework fireplace, sinking into that feeling of being in a luxurious home away from home.

Space for all the family

The open plan living, dining, and kitchen area offers the perfect space to host the full family. The additional media room off the lounge also offers a great nook for the kids to wind down after a busy day as the adults do the same with a glass of local pinot noir by the indoor or outdoor fire.

With expansive windows wrapping around the property and doors opening out onto a private terrace, outdoor fire-pit, and outdoor dining area, every meal (whether prepared by yourself or a private chef) is guaranteed to be served with a side of mountain views.

The master family suite is the only two of the five bedrooms located the second level. With the master bedroom paired back-to-back with a twin room, this suite is perfect for a family with young children who want to be close-by. The suite extends into a large walk-in-wardrobe and large bathroom (complete with bathtub, double vanity, and stand-alone shower), giving complete privacy from the rest of the property.

The remaining three bedrooms are located on the ground floor – all featuring king splits. Two of the bedrooms share a bathroom suite, with the third offering a wheelchair accessible and friendly ensuite. All bedroom suites offer ample wardrobe space and stunning garden views.

Relax at home

From the driveway or gardens, walk through the native bush lined pathway towards a private hot tub and sauna, exclusively for guests at Kainga Rua. Sink into the tub with a glass of bubbles under the stars or sweat out your day’s aches in the sauna as the sun sets over the valley.

An active adventurers dream

Kainga Rua features a well-equipped indoor gym (including weights machine, TRX set-up, yoga equipment, and TV) for those looking to stay fit and active on their getaway. From the gym into the double garage, guests will have access to both a mountain bike and ski workshop fully equipped with all the tools and storage required to ensure your active gear is tuned to perfection for your next adventure.

With the choice of three ski-fields within an hour’s drive (Remarkables Ski Field, Coronet Peak, and Cardrona Alpine Resort), guests will be spoiled for choice over the winter season. The property is also only a short drive from beautiful scenic walks and the many bike tracks that can lead you to some of the regions finest wineries including Amisfield, Akarua, and Wet Jacket.

For those looking for something extra, take off from the front lawn in a private heli for a day of heli-mountain biking, heli-skiing, or simply to a peak for the ultimate picnic with view.


***Rate based on 10 guests. Season dates, rates and minimum night stay requirements may apply. Please contact one of our team for accurate availability and quotes***


Features & Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Heli-pad
  • Cinema/media room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ
  • Indoor Fire
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Office/study
  • Patio/Deck/Terrace
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Coffee Machine
  • Ski Storage
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Garage Parking
  • Parking
  • Lake & Mountain Views
  • Gated entry



Guest welcome

Arrival cheese platter & wine

Welcome basket including fresh local produce

Tea & coffee

Robes & slippers

Bathroom lotions & potions

Premium magazines

Mid-stay clean and linen change on stays of 5 nights or more

Daily servicing available at additional cost 

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