Location is everything in real estate,
and land for sale at Linksgate is perfectly located.
Life at Linksgate puts residents at the heart of the Southern Hemisphere’s premier, multi-seasonal, outdoor activity playground. The outstanding scenery of the Queenstown Lakes region inspires with its majestic mountains reflected in the expansive waters of Lake Wakatipu.
The region celebrates its four distinct seasons, each with unique appeal. Summer attracts boating and fishing visitors to the lakes and waterways, and mountaineers. Autumn turns the area golden and ripens the grapes, bringing young workers to the vineyards. Reliable snowfall in winter attracts skiers and snowboarders and the seasonal workers move to the ski areas. Spring is tender with new growth and ideal for biking, hiking and golf. Outdoor activities are always the drawcard, played out against a landscape that is the ideal backdrop for an adventure, a holiday, a restful retirement ...or even a celebrity disappearing act.
Although a wilderness adventure or retreat is a possibility, there is no need to feel disconnected. The area hums with national and international visitors throughout every season and is readily accessible from Queenstown International Airport. The landscape was brutally carved out by glaciers and rivers but the culture has been proudly built up by adventurers, travellers, artists, farmers, mountaineers, and entrepreneurs from all over the globe.
The earliest visitors were Maori, here to gather food and seek the prized pounamu (greenstone). Pioneering European explorers, surveyors and settlers soon followed in their search for pasturelands and gold. Today’s visitors comprise many young people mixing travel with seasonal work and physical challenges, and others who come to quietly enjoy the more gentle appeal of autumn colours, golfing, trout fishing, walkways, cycleways, wineries, history, and quaint, century-old villages.
The exclusive development of Linksgate offers only 27 generously-sized sections situated next to Feehly Hill Scenic Reserve, five minutes’ drive from the centre of the historic gold mining township of Arrowtown and 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown. Linksgate is designed to visually complement the natural beauty of Arrowtown’s original timber buildings and tree-lined streets. Arrowtown’s main street is an avenue of miners’ cottages and early colonial commercial buildings, most of which have been charmingly repurposed as shops, accommodation, galleries, bars and restaurants.
The immediate area features the famed Arrowtown trails, a network of attractive walking and cycling routes, scenic lookouts and internationally-renowned golf courses. A whole host of other activities, from tasting local wines to skiing some of the world’s best slopes, are less than an hour’s drive away.
Arrowtown is more than a scenic destination for tourists. Its community boasts two pre-schools, a highly-rated primary school and, for older students, an easy bus ride to Wakatipu High School. It is also home to a medical centre, library, pharmacy and Plunket rooms while the hospital is only 15 minutes away.
Golf draws a huge number of residents and visitors to the region, for casual recreation and international events. There are exceptional courses close to Linksgate. In Arrowtown itself, there are The Hills, Millbrook Golf Resort and Arrowtown Golf Course. Accessible closer to Queenstown is Kelvin Heights Golf Course and, a little further on, Jacks Point, both renowned for their stunning views. Within an hour’s drive there are also courses in Wanaka, Cromwell or Alexandra.
The Hills Golf Course
The Hills was designed by Darby Partners and opened in 2007 to host the New Zealand Open. Set over 500 acres of land across a glacial valley, the layout highlights the dramatic elevation changes and rocky schist outcrops that are a feature of the area.
Although this championship layout provides a serious challenge for accomplished players, the thoughtful and considerate design means it is equally enjoyable for less competitive golfers. The beauty of the course’s lakes, waterways and wetland areas is complemented by a collection of sculptures made by local and international artists.
Millbrook Golf Course
Set in a natural alpine amphitheatre against the backdrop of the Remarkables Mountain Range, this 27 hole golf course fully exploits the dramatic terrain, delivering world-class golf.
Millbrook is an award-winning golf course and its on-site accommodation was voted Best Golf Hotel in New Zealand at the inaugural World Golf Awards 2014. Designed by renowned master golfer Sir Bob Charles, and later renovated by Greg Turner, Millbrook offers a breathtaking environment to tee off at with photo opportunities at every turn.
MOUNTAIN BIKING AND CYCLING
The Queenstown Lakes area is an excellent base for a cycling holiday and is fast becoming a mountain biking Mecca for cross-country and downhill bikers alike. The Wakatipu region offers potential to explore for days along its 110km-network of dedicated cycle trails. There are also kilometres of inviting, quiet rural roads ideal for road bikes. Hill climbers can always tackle the Crown Range or Coronet Peak Roads and true adrenaline junkies can experience a Heli-Bike adventure.
SKIING AND SNOW BOARDING
The whole Queenstown Lakes region becomes a veritable fun park over winter with festivals and events all season and aprés ski entertainment. Arrowtown functions as an alpine ski village within easy distance of three ski areas. The closest is Coronet Peak, a short 20-minute drive away and popular with families. Visitors experience magnificent views, a stunning base building, fantastic on-mountain facilities, state-of-the-art snowmaking, convenient shuttle bus transport and night skiing on the weekends. Coronet Peak typically opens mid-June and closes early October.
Other ski areas a little further afield include The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone (a favourite with young snow boarders), and several cross-country and heli-skiing opportunities.
ON THE WATER
The proximity of the many lakes and rivers will delight those who enjoy water skiing, white water rafting, jet boating, rowing, kayaking and trout fishing. Lake Hayes, Lake Wakatipu, Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea and Lake Dunstan are closest and there are just as many fine rivers beckoning adventurers.
The Central Otago Wine Region is the world’s southernmost commercial grape-growing region. Vines were first planted there in the 1860s but production remained modest until the 1990s. There are now about 75 wineries. Central Otago has a well-established international reputation for Pinot Noir and a focus on quality above quantity. The Pinot Noir variety accounts for about 70% of plantings but Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewürtztraminer are also grown successfully. The Gibbston Valley sub-region is closest to Linksgate and Arrowtown and features several vineyards and wineries on the slopes and terraces above the dramatic Kawarau Gorge. Each one is a picture-perfect backdrop for a leisurely lunch or wine-tasting.
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