A short, 6km (less than 4 miles) pretty drive along the lakeside from downtown Queenstown takes you to Wakatipu House, on a high hillside looking straight across Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables mountain range (used for the Misty Mountains in The Hobbit).

Moke Lake Road, which leads up to Wakatipu House, is a wonderland of lakes and fishing and long walks on dirt roads. Perfect peace away from the noise and crowds of Queenstown.

Driving directions

  • From downtown Queenstown, follow the Glenorchy road along the lake for 6km and take a right up Moke Lake Road.
  • TURN RIGHT onto Corsican Drive.
  • Wakatipu House is the first driveway on the right, a dip downhill to the door that welcomes you (there's another end to the driveway at the second right turn on Corsican Drive).