Media Releases

US dancer and choreographer Cris Judd announced as celebrity player for 2014 NZ Open

US dancer and choreographer Cris Judd announced as celebrity player for 2014 NZ Open

Sat, 28th Dec 2013

The 2014 NZ Open in Queenstown received some Hollywood glamour today (December 27) with the announcement that well-known American dancer, choreographer and model Cris Judd will join the celebrity field....more

Queenstown marathon festival set to excite the running world

Queenstown marathon festival set to excite the running world

Fri, 29th Nov 2013

One of the world’s most stunning locations will play host to one of the worlds most scenic marathons with the launch today of the Queenstown International Marathon, set for November 2014....more

Property sales up at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort

Property sales up at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort

Fri, 18th Oct 2013

Property sales up at Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort ...more

Award-winning Millbrook Resort scoops gold again at World Travel Awards

Award-winning Millbrook Resort scoops gold again at World Travel Awards

Thu, 10th Oct 2013

Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort has once again beat off stiff national competition to take out the title of New Zealand’s Best Golf Resort at the travel industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony held in Dubai earlier this month....more

Upsurge in sales continues at Queenstown's Millbrook Resort with launch of latest show home

Thu, 2nd May 2013

The first show home in the new Taramea Square neighbourhood at Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort has opened its doors – and early indications are that a steady upsurge in sales is continuing.

The multi-award-winning resort has seen stellar property sales in recent months as those looking for a permanent or holiday home embrace Millbrook’s Central Otago lifestyle appeal.

Taramea Square has proven hugely attractive with its four home options, ranging from a timber-clad Ski Barn and Cottages to Courtyard homes with multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Of the initial seven homes being built in the 12-home Taramea development, three Courtyard properties have already sold off the plans and another Taramea Cottage is under contract.

“The new show home is a ‘Taramea Cottage’ and it’s already proved hugely successful in confirming people’s desire to buy one,” said Millbrook Property and Development Manager Ben O’Malley.

“Designed by Mason & Wales and fully furnished with interior design by Sue Nauman, it has all the optional additional features such as a loft for guests or youngsters, an impressive sunroom and superbly laid-out BBQ area.

“People really appreciate being able to see how these properties look and feel when they walk into a show home and we’ve had a huge number of visitors already.”

Ms Nauman said the inspiration for Taramea’s interior design came from Millbrook’s rural heritage.

“I wanted to create a rustic yet refined ambience that reflected the resort’s roots of relaxed country living,” she said. “The result is informal, relaxed living with a contemporary style, using more earthy tones with hints of green and citrus, complemented with beautiful leather décor items. “

“All the art on display is from New Zealand artists and the small pottery pieces are made in New Zealand made.”

The next Taramea show home will be one of the larger Courtyard homes and is scheduled to open in June.

Mr O’Malley said Taramea Square was proving equally as successful as the previous McEntyre’s Tarn development, with many similar features but also some that were unique to Taramea.

“I’ll let people come and look to judge those for themselves, but certainly the site itself is proving a huge drawcard, with wide North-facing frontages onto the Coronet No. 8 golf fairway.”

Meanwhile overall sales for the seven months of Millbrook’s current financial year are running at $23.5m. Sixteen sales so far have averaged $1.47m and were all brokered by Millbrook Realty Ltd, a combination of re-sale properties and new developments.

All five homes in the hamlet of McEntyre’s Tarn sold out in two-and-a-half years from when initial plans were released to completion of construction, averaging $2.05m each. Demand was such that multiple offers were made on the last remaining home, fully furnished as a show home by interior designer Jean Foster.

“Again it’s a tribute to the strength of the market at Millbrook that more than one party wanted this property so much, to be able to just walk in and live the dream, that they were prepared to offer over the odds to secure it just a couple of weeks ago,” said Mr O’Malley. “They didn’t want to miss out.”

Mr O’Malley and the Millbrook Realty team will be travelling to Auckland later this month to officially launch Taramea into the property market there with interested potential buyers.

”Auckland is an important and growing market for us,” he said. “Many Aucklanders have a special affinity with the region through family connections or from having studied at Otago and so are drawn back to the area. Others just love the lifestyle that holidaying here offers. Of the sales made so far this year, 25% have been to Aucklanders.

“We’re seeing increasing numbers of buyers who have worked hard to be very successful in business while still in their 40’s or 50’s and are looking to enjoy our ‘slice of Wakatipu gold’ with their families.” 

Millbrook Resort recently marked an important milestone, celebrating twenty years since it first opened its gates. It is now the largest luxury golf and lifestyle resort in the South Island.

Earlier this year Millbrook was hailed as the Best Asia Pacific Golf Course in the Shanghai Travelers’ Club 2013 Luxury Travel Awards, and has been named the Leading Golf Resort in Australasia at the World Travel Awards for the last three years. It was also voted the number one hotel in New Zealand in the 2013 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

The Spa at Millbrook was recently announced winner of the Best Luxury Wellness Spa for Australasia & Oceania in the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Picture captions:

1/ Millbrook’s new Taramea Square show home designed by Mason & Wales
2/ Millbrook’s new Taramea Square show home interior designed by Sue Nauman

For further media information or high res images please contact:

Ben O'Malley Julie Jolley
Property and Development Manager    Sales and Marketing Manager
Millbrook Millbrook
021 397 608 03 441 7047
Ben.OMalley@millbrook.co.nz julie.jolley@millbrook.co.nz

                                                  
                
                                                        
    

The Spa at Millbrook wins 2013 Best Luxury Wellness Spa

The Spa at Millbrook wins 2013 Best Luxury Wellness Spa

Fri, 19th Apr 2013

Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort is delighted to announce that The Spa at Millbrook has been named as the Winner of the Best Luxury Wellness Spa for Australasia & Oceania in the World Luxury Hotel Awards. ...more

'Glory month' for property sales at Millbrook

'Glory month' for property sales at Millbrook

Mon, 15th Apr 2013

Queenstown’s multi-award-winning Millbrook Resort is celebrating a ‘glory month’ of property sales with nearly $11m in contracts written in March....more

Queenstown's award-winning Millbrook Resort still flying high after 20 years

Queenstown's award-winning Millbrook Resort still flying high after 20 years

Fri, 8th Mar 2013

Queenstown’s multi-award-winning Millbrook Resort marked an important milestone, on March 6 2013, celebrating twenty years since it first opened its gates....more

Award-winning Millbrook Queenstown wins another prestigious tourism award

Award-winning Millbrook Queenstown wins another prestigious tourism award

Wed, 30th Jan 2013

The five-star Millbrook Resort is riding a wave of award success, receiving yet another prestigious tourism honour....more

Millbrook named No 1 Hotel in New Zealand in the Trip Advisor  Travellers Choice Awards 2013

Millbrook named No 1 Hotel in New Zealand in the Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards 2013

Fri, 18th Jan 2013 - 16.00

Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook Resort has been named the No 1 Hotel in New Zealand in the 2013 Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards. Millbrook was also named as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the South Pacific and Top Luxury Hotels in New Zealand....more

Media Release: Millbrook off-plans sales resurgence reflects demand for quality

Media Release: Millbrook off-plans sales resurgence reflects demand for quality

Mon, 7th Jan 2013

Millbrook has been bucking the development recession trend, seeing a good resurgence in sales as it prepares to release its latest development to the public. ...more