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November, 2020

For the first time in its history, Real Journeys plans to offer visitor
accommodation at Walter Peak High Country Farm.
The companys applied for resource consent to offer a farmstay in a
two-bedroom cottage originally built for its staff village.
Real Journeys boss Paul Norris says its exploring options for the New
Zealand market.
With fewer visitors & and some empty rooms, we decided to do a trial.
We think being able to catch a vintage steamship from Queenstown to
stay at Walter Peak High Country Farm and have this stunning, peaceful
lakeside location virtually to yourself, will really appeal to people who
want to get away from it all and unwind.
Able to accommodate up to four people and available year-round, the
cottage is being advertised as Walter Peak Farm Stay on a couple of
short-term accommodation online platforms.
But it remains subject to Queenstowns council granting consent.
The application, prepared by local planning consultant Ben Farrell, says
the proposal will have no discernible adverse effects and can be granted
without any fuss.
The cottage is one of three pre-fabricated houses on which Real
Journeys spent $1.5 million for the first stage of the staff village, a
response to the exorbitant rents staff were having to pay in the resort.
Another 11 houses were planned for the village, designed to
accommodate up to 50 workers.

Source: Mountain Scene


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