Peppers Beacon

- Queenstown, South Island

34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown South Island

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Experience Queenstown

Get onto the water, put your hiking boots on, hire a luxury sports car, ride a helicopter, ski the slopes and dive into the nightlife. It all comes with spectacular scenery.

Your South Island experience

Your South Island experience

Follow the trail between Peppers Clearwater Resort in Christchurch to Peppers Beacon in Queenstown, taking delight in a stop at Peppers Bluewater Resort at Lake Tekapo along the way. More »

Golf courses in Queenstown


Enjoy the scenery from Queenstown’s International 18 hole golf courses. Tee off at The Hills, home of the NZ Open, Jack’s Point, Queenstown Golf Course and Arrowtown Club.

Walks and hiking tracks in Queenstown around Lake Wakatipu and mountain ranges

Nature walks

Create lifetime memories with an expedition on the Great Walks around Queenstown. The views on the famous Milford Track, Kepler Track and Routeburn Track are a majestic experience.

Picnic spots around Lake Wakatipu

Picnic trails

Within an hour of the Resort you’ll find secluded picnic spots with a variety of activities like gold panning, lake photography, frontier towns and jet boating up the Dart River.

Tours and walks around Queenstown's national parks

National parks

You can tell from the scenery that the Parks will be very special. Discover glacial lakes, waterfalls and virgin beach forests amongst the wonders of Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks.

Entertainment at night in Queenstown

Night activities

Join the melting pot of Queenstown nightlife, with French, Vietnamese and Italian restaurants and English alleys and lanes with quality bars and clubs. The entertainment goes all night.

Good fishing spots around Lake Wakatipu and rivers


Catch a Brown or Rainbow Trout across the road in Lake Wakatipu and take it into town to be smoked or pan fried for you that night. A tasty experience!

Hire a bike for guided tours in Queenstown

Bike tours

This is a moutain biking mecca. Take the Queenstown Gondola up Ben Lomond and ride down or for a flat day trip ride the Gold Trail to historic Clyde.

Hire a horse for guided treks in Queenstown

Horse riding

Gallop past spectacular nature with an invigorating ride across mountain streams and through glacial valleys, or along the Dart River to Glenorchy.

Book a helicopter ride over Queenstown

Helicopter tours

From the air, the magnificent scenery is given a staggering sense of scale. Fly over famous Milford Sound, land on Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers or The Ledge of Cecil Peak.

Hire jet ski, sailing boat, parasailing, white water rafting and jet boating in Queenstown

Water activities

Queenstown’s water sports are famous and full of fun. White water rafting down the Shotover River, parasailing on the lake, jet skiing, sailing, high speed jet boating or flying a Hydroboard.

Hire a car and tour the mountains and roads around Queenstown

Driving tours

Experience the unique thrill of hiring and driving an elite sports car like a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Lotus through Queenstown’s spectacular scenery.

Hire ski equipment in Queenstown

Snow sports

The Winter Festival is the highlight of the snow season in Queenstown. Strap on a pair of skis and find out what makes Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona famous.

Good restaurants and wine tasting around Queenstown

Food & wine tasting

Serve your tasting wines using the enomatic server and settle into the comfort of the wine lounge at NZ Wine Experience, one of the world’s largest wine tasting venues.

Book a vineyard tour around Queenstown

Vineyard tours

Pinot Noir lovers will be in their element at Gibbston Valley. Take a tour of its acclaimed continental climate wineries, just 25km from Queenstown.