Azur, Queenstown, New Zealand
Tucked away on a hilltop in a quiet suburb of Queenstown called Sunshine Bay, Azur is a luxury lodge set in 3.5 acres of native bush land. The property feels completely secluded and private yet is only 4 minutes from downtown Queenstown.
Azur offers luxury accommodation with magnificent views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains of The Remarkables as well as Cecil and Walter Peaks. There are nine freestanding, open plan villas and a main lodge that serves as the focal point for Azur.
Azur’s take on service is personable, friendly and professional, all the while catering to your individual needs. Airport transfers, personal drivers to and from downtown at your convenience, in-villa dining, spa treatments and itinerary recommendations are simply for starters. Whatever you need is no trouble at all.
Location and Transfers
Azur is uniquely tucked away on 3.5 acres of private hillside off Lake Wakatipu and is only five minutes by car from downtown Queenstown and 20 minutes from Queenstown Airport.
Each of the nine private luxury villas is 75sqm with a 10sqm sundeck for unobstructed views of Lake Wakitipu and the surrounding mountain ranges. All villas have an open plan design with a lounge made cosy by a gas fireplace and a dining area situated next to the floor to ceiling picture window.
The super-king bed is appointed with luxurious 300 thread count Egyptian cotton linens and bedding. The ensuite bathroom has a spa bath set into a bay window, walk-in rain shower, double vanities and underfloor heating. Each villa is equipped with complimentary wireless internet access, an entertainment system, iPod dock and individual climate control
Refreshments and homemade afternoon tea are served throughout the afternoon and evening cocktail’s and canapés are the time to enjoy a private drink with your partner or to meet other guests and discuss the days adventures.
Due to its location, Azur is unique and does not include a formal communal dinner each evening, instead, you may choose from dining at any of the world-class restaurants in town or in your private villa with sunset views of Lake Wakitpu. You decide what arrangements suit you best.
In-Villa dining at Azur brings all the flavours from town to your doorstep. Simply place your order with the team by choosing from the curated selection of menus in the compendium provided. Share your preferences, and then leave the rest to Azur. Your meals will be elegantly plated and presented by candlelight
Facilities and Activities
Dining Room – Full breakfast may be served here at a time of your choosing or in comfort of your own private villa
Open Kitchen – breakfast, afternoon tea and early evening canapés, which are included for all, are prepared here
Guest Lounge – multimedia library
Golf – at various local courses
White water rafting
Skiing & Snowboarding – Coronet Peak is around 25 minutes from Azur and is an easy drive on sealed roads. The Remarkables is around a 45 minute drive. Cardrona Valley and the Snow Park area are around a 1 hour drive. Treble Cone is around 1 hr 45 minute drive. The Harris Mountains and Buchanans Ranges heli-ski areas are each around a 25 minute flight, and the Mt. Cook heli-ski area is about a 40 minute flight.
Depending on snowfall, the fields can open as early as the beginning of June and all are normally open by the end of June. The season can run into October, but will generally close sometime in the last half of September. The best powder is generally in July and August, but can fall at any time of the season. All skiing and snow boarding gear and equipment may be hired
In-Room Massages & Mini-Spa Treatments