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The Dairy

Queenstown, New Zealand

The Dairy is a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Queenstown that takes its name from its original incarnation of a traditional 1920s corner store, with original features still intact and a wonderful, homely atmosphere.

At a Glance

  • A unique property with a great heritage

  • Cozy and welcoming, The Dairy feels like a home away from home

  • A mere 2-minute walk from the center of Queenstown, with mountain views

  • Great for the winter months, with a boot drying room and mulled wine by the fire in the evenings

  • The Dairy operates an honesty bar, adding to the relaxed and convivial atmosphere

Insider's View

Following a day's exploring or skiing, relax in front of the outdoor fire with a glass of wine, before strolling down the steps into the heart of Queenstown

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Insider's View

Enjoy New Zealand's famous activity known as the Shotover Jet. Your boat speed through the narrow canyons and shallow waters of the Shotover river, it's an unforgettable experience.

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Insider's View

Although undeniably touristy, head down to Fergburger for their world renowned burgers and see for yourself what all the fuss is about!

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Dairy or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes


Located just a moment's walk from the heart of Queenstown, The Dairy has just thirteen en-suite bedrooms and a warm, welcoming central living area complete with generous leather sofas and warmed by a roaring log fire. The old corner store is now the hub from where hearty breakfasts and homemade afternoon teas are served and still has the original floorboards.

The property has mountain bikes for you to use at your leisure to explore the beautiful local area and in winter, has a secure ski storage and drying room.

The Dairy is fully licensed and has a wide selection of local award winning wines, the bar is on an “honesty” basis allowing you to help yourself as you wish and reinforcing the feeling of a cozy home away from home.


The 13 en-suite guest rooms at the dairy are all stylishly decorated and have warm, inviting and personal feel to them. The bed linen is of fine quality to provide an excellent night's sleep and each room has the expected amenities such as Sky TV and internet access.


Children over the age of 12 years are welcome to come and stay at the Dairy, the hotel is not suitable for younger children.


From The Dairy, Queenstown's shops and restaurants are easily accessible being only a minute's walk away. The hotel can advise and arrange a multitude of activities including golf, skiing, heliskiing, horse riding, fishing, sea kayaking, scenic heli tours, sailing and quad biking to name a few.

Location & Directions

Queenstown, New Zealand

On the corner of Brecon and Isle streets, just a moments walk from the heart of Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

When to go

The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Dairy or take a look at our itineraries to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes

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