Nugget Point Boutique Hotel

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

146 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown, South Island, 9197, New Zealand

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Distinction Queenstown, Nugget Point Boutique Hotel & Spa
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 58% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families84
  • Couples82
  • Solo75
  • Business71
  • An absolute gem!


    We stayed 2 nights in this wonderful hotel. Everything about it, from the moment we arrived, until the moment we left, was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much. The food was delicious and plentiful.
    We had a massage in the spa. It was sheer bliss. We didn't want it to end.
    The river view rooms have the most amazing views.
    We would thoroughly recommend this wonderful hotel to everyone.

    Unique Quality: The views are incredible from the river view rooms.
    The spa was luxurious, the massage was heavenly.
    The whole atmosphere of the hotel is wonderful.

    Directions: It's about a 10-15 minute drive out of Queenstown, not far past the Shotover River Jets and shortly before the turnoff to Coronet Peak.

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Forum Posts

Milford Tour

by trent_connor

Can any one recommend a tour company for a tour to Milford Sound from Queenstown?. I'm interested in the Bus-Boat-Fly option.

There seem to be a few different companies... all around $550. Are there better tours than others


Re: Milford Tour

by tracyskf

Do you have time for a self drive? It is a very scenic drive.

I can only comment on a boat trip - as I have been to one. We did a 2 day 1 night trip - and did some walks along the way. If that interests you, I do have more details. Let me know if you need them.

For the boat trip, we booked in advance online and the 1st morning tour is advisable because it should be less crowded (and slightly cheaper too). We went with Mitre Peak due to recommendation from VT

There are many boat operators which generally offers the same type of tour - BUT Mitre Peak is a smaller boat compared to others, thus smaller group and the boat is is able to approach the interesting view points at a nearer distance.

They do offer the some packages options in terms of bus-boat-fly but we did the self drive there and joined them at the departure point.

Hope the above helps.

Re: Milford Tour

by Kimi_the_Bear

The tours are more or less the same, the difference is with which cruise company the flight company collaborates.

If you choose Real Journeys you end up in big tour groups. If you choose Air Fiordland which collaborates with Mitre Peak Cruises - which has, as Tracy already pointed out, smaller boats. So groups are smaller and a bit more individual and relaxing. The big bonus is that Mitre Peak cruises are a little longer than tours with other operators because they venture further out in the fiord than all other boats.

Travel Tips for Queenstown

View of Queenstown

by ATXtraveler

Queenstown is the quintessential small lake town, that has added a couple pumps of adrenaline into its veins. While gazing across the water here, you can clearly see what drew people in the 1800's to this site, with the majestic mountains behind it, the lake in front of it, and the beautifully built old town in the middle.

It is tough not to sit back, relax and enjoy this peaceful view. This particular view can be seen on Marine Parade in the heart of town, looking toward Beach Street and Lake Esplanade. Definitely how many options for entertainment you had. I could spend a couple weeks here without question!

A small Town with big Visitor Numbers

by Kakapo2


Queenstown might be a town but it is far from being a city. You will be surprised how small the town centre is.

The main roads – SH 6A from Cromwell and the airport to Arrowtown/Arthur’s Point, and the road to Glenorchy enclose a little area of just six streets leading to the lakefront and three or four streets that run parallel to the lake’s town side. Really tiny. If you have accommodation in the town centre, you are in the middle of it all, and nothing is further away than a five minute walk.

Also adjoining areas can be reached by walking. Just be aware that it goes uphill around the town centre, with the easiest walks towards Arthur’s Point. Accommodation at Fernhill is a longish walk along the road I would not do at night.

As small as Queenstown is, it has more than 120 restaurants, cafés and bars, and also the offices for most of the 400 possible activies located in the centre, you can well get the idea that you will not get what you would call local flair in other cities. Everything in Queenstown is directed at tourists and how to pull the money out of their pockets.

On the other hand, you can leave the tourist hub behind you within a 10 minute walking distance and find peace and quiet. Drive 10 minutes, are you are far away from it all – if you do not go to the Bungy Jump or the Shotover Jet ;-)

A place I like within the reach of the very centre are the Queenstown Gardens. A walkway leads through this shady green area between the main lake and the so-called Frankton arm of Lake Wakatipu. Along this walkway you will see some very desirable residential apartments in totally quiet surroundings so close to the lake and the very town centre.

The whole Queenstown/Lakes District which covers an area of more than 9000 square kilometres and includes Wanaka, had about 23,000 permanent residents in the 2006 Census. More than 50% of the dwellings are not owned by permanent residents in some very desirable locations (like Queenstown Bay) the percentage is between 60 and 80%.

The district’s population grew by 35% between 2001 and 2006. This is more than anywhere else in the country and over four times the national average. Queenstown itself has under 10,000 permanent residents, but welcomes 1.2 million visitors per year. In the summer and winter peak seasons it feels very crowded and a bit too much affected by too many adrenaline rushes...

Jet Boats

by grets

Jetboats differ from other boats in that they use an internal propeller (impeller) for propulsion.

Water is drawn in through an inlet in the bottom of the boat, then driven out through the rear with great force, thus thrusting the boat forward. Steering, braking and reverse is done much in the same way as a jet aircraft using deflectors and thrust buckets.

Bottle House

by wkcsmt

This is an usual construction we happened to come across while driving out of Queenstown.

It's part of the Skyline Mountain View Lodge on Rankton Road. Come and have a look for yourself how these amazing bottles filled up the walls! See travelogue section for more photos.

Milford Sound

by imstress

Milford Sound is about 5hrs drive from Queenstown. Milford Sound is the famous of all of the fiords and the only one that can be accessed by road.

It is about 16km from the head of the fiord to the open sea. Visitors can comfortably travel the length of the fiord to open ocean.

There are 4 cruise operators which you book yourself on the Milford Sound Cruise. Cruising Milford Sound, Red Boat Cruises, Mitre Peak Cruises and Real Journeys.


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 Nugget Point Boutique Hotel

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Address: 146 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown, South Island, 9197, New Zealand