Queenstown Holiday Homes Market Update

Despite the initial prediction businesses made during the early stages of lockdown when looking at the future of Queenstown’s holiday homes market, the Harcourts Holiday Homes team have seen a remarkable amount of bookings and enquiries from Kiwi’s around New Zealand.

The search has well and truly begun

Our Harcourts Holiday Homes website has seen a tremendous increase in traffic. For example, when comparing the first two weeks of June to the first two weeks of May, our website users have increased by 254%. Of this traffic, 670 nights have been booked since returning from lockdown, people are certainly looking around and planning their next Queenstown holiday. We are almost at full capacity, with only a few homes with vacancy remaining for the Winter months.

Kiwi’s are planning their Queenstown holiday

The Winter season is attracting many Kiwi’s from Auckland and Wellington as the ski fields are confirmed to open this weekend. Air New Zealand has increased their domestic schedule for July and August with 47 weekly returns from Auckland – Queenstown, 19 weekly returns from Wellington – Queenstown and 18 from Christchurch – Queenstown.

It’s not only the winter months that are being booked, we are also receiving bookings from Kiwi’s who have already got their Christmas and New Year’s plans sorted. There are a number of events planned throughout the year such as the Peak to Peak in September and Queenstown Marathon in November.

We are also seeing bookings come through from the optimistic international market, particularly from Australia, for later in the year as they hope travel restrictions lessen or travel bubbles that could potentially open.

Speak with us about your options

We are fully aware times are difficult for everyone at the moment, if you find yourself abroad and unable to travel back to New Zealand we have care-taking options available for those owners. If you would like to know more please get in touch with us to discuss your options. We are also at a point where we have capacity to add more Holiday Homes to our boutique portfolio. If you’re thinking of short term letting as an option for your investment property, you can request an appraisal here.

Be our guest

If you are thinking of coming to Queenstown, but haven’t made concrete plans, there’s no better time to come and be our guest. Less international tourism means less congestion on the ski fields, walking and biking trails, restaurants (including the line outside Ferg burger) and more. We have some fantastic discounted nightly rates available, book your stay here.