The Cottages at Lake Hayes offer luxury lakefront accommodation on Lake Hayes, Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s most iconic settings. Our backdrop is the first image visitors see while waiting for their luggage at Queenstown airport arrivals, we are one of the hero shots for Air New Zealand’s home page and the mountain reflections on Lake Hayes, through all seasons, are one of New Zealand's most captured images by photographers from all over the world.

We had to create something very special to honour our setting - the pressure was on!

Our goal was for The Cottages' exteriors to be hidden within the landscape and for The Cottages' interiors to pop - with luxury and comfort on the inside and stunning views to the outside combining for a unique stay.  

Our focus on the natural environment, absolute quality in the design and build, and attention to detail in the fit out has been rewarded with an NZIA Award and wonderful five star reviews from all our guests, many of whom have returned and keep coming back!