Wake up to the chorus of tuis and bellbirds

Homestay | Queenstown | #19815

9.7/10 (107 ratings)
  • 3 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • No Kids
  • Pets ok
  • No smoking


  • Only a 2 minute walk to the beach at Wilson Bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu
  • Wilson Bay walking and mountain bike tracks at each end of the beach
  • A quiet bush environment with an impressive resident tui and bellbird population

We offer a modern studio unit with separate entry, with all the modcons yet with a feeling of a home away from home. We live on a property where we are returning the environment back to native New Zealand bush, but we also enjoy a garden profuse with flowers and edible plants and fruit in summer. Make use of our large garden and the paths leading to quiet areas, read a book on a comfortable lounger by the stream, eat your meals outside on the table and chairs across the stream, wander around watching and listening to the birds. Great opportunities to photograph tuis, bellbirds, waxeyes, kereru; wood pigeons, and occasionally the reclusive NZ falcon. Our ever growing populations of tuis and bellbirds are a constant delight and they will serenade you with their famous birdsong. You are welcome to view our live feed YOU TUBE TUI HOUSE QUEENSTOWN. Wilson Bay is popular in summer for water sports, and all year round for the Wilson Bay walking tracks and mountain biking tracks. Try your luck fishing in the bay or at one of the many hotspots nearby. We live in close proximity to many other walking, hiking, and mountain biking tracks. Grant is a hiker, mountain biker, hunter, fisherman, was a commercial paua diver for 23 years, and is happy to advise you on all the places to explore during your stay. His floor to ceiling topographical map has been well used! Monica is an avid gardener, artist, manages Southern Lakes Info Centre and she will be happy to assist you in any activities you may wish to try during your stay in New Zealand's adventure capital. We share a private driveway with our neighbours and offer off road parking. FREE WIFI, FreeView TV, use of DVDs and our book library. We have a friendly dog and a cat who thinks he is a dog. If you aren't keen on animals we are happy to keep them away. Cell coverage can sometimes be a bit patchy if you are on Vodafone, but we are happy for you to use our phone if needed. What'sapp, Skype, Viber all work as an alternative.

Special conditions: Smoking is allowed outside only. Pets may be allowed with prior approval, although no pets are allowed on any furniture or beds. Our private driveway is shared by 2 other users, so care needs to be taken. The property has hazards for children; an unfenced deck, steps, a bridge, and a shared driveway. No shoes inside please :-)


  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Boat ramp
  • DVD player
  • Easy access
  • Electric blankets
  • Freeview (TM)
  • Fridge
  • Internet (Broadband)
  • Internet (WiFi)
  • Life jackets
  • Microwave
  • Mobile coverage - Spark
  • Mobile coverage - Vodafone
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Shower
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • Toddler safe
  • TV

Bed layouts

  • Studio

    1 x Queen bed
    1 x Single bed


Maybe booked

  • Extras: Cleaning FREE (included); Linen FREE (included)

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (110)

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  • Very comfortable and accessible

    Very comfortable and accessible.

    WaldoR75 new member Jun 2018

  • we had a great time in queenstown and enjoyed the property

    we had a great time in queenstown and enjoyed the property. it was a great location and lovelly family enviroment.

    gregma18 100%|1x Apr 2018

  • Gorgeous setting; the Tui are unbelievable and sitting out on the porch...

    Gorgeous setting; the Tui are unbelievable and sitting out on the porch wen the weather is good is simply magic. . It's a beautiful spot on the roads from Queenstown to Glenorchy. One minor thing thing though, we'd replace the single bed with a comfortable sofa for when you need to be inside.!

    philmc 100%|9x Apr 2018

  • Sparkling clean and well equipped self-catering apartment - exactly what we were...

    Sparkling clean and well equipped self-catering apartment - exactly what we were looking for. Terrific location - close enough to Queenstown to be handy, and with easy access to the world class hikes near Glenorchy. The daily chorus of Tuis and Bellbirds made it a truly magical place . Add the fact that the hosts couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating and you have all the elements of a truly exceptional property. We plan to return, and can't recommend highly enough.

    RobertMu10 100%|3x Mar 2018

  • No better place to unwind then Tui house at Wilson bay

    No better place to unwind then Tui house at Wilson bay. So nice to watch the birds from the deck. So good to be away from crowded Queenstown. We love it.

    GusJ9499 100%|26x Jan 2018

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