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Driftaway Queenstown

11 Lake Avenue, Frankton, Queenstown, Frankton, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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View from our parked camper
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View from deck by the kitchen
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5.0
#1 of 1 campsite in Frankton
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
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New Zealands newest Holiday Park, Driftaway Queenstown, officially opened March 2022. With over 40 year’s experience in operating Holiday Parks, we are so excited to open a completely brand-new facility that we hope will reinvent your idea of what a Holiday Park can be. At our new lakeside setting, we have reimagined the way you experience a holiday park. Our modern, family friendly location is five minutes from everything you need and nestled cosily at the edge of the breath taking Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu. With new, architectural cabins, modern, accessible facilities and plenty of additional extras, your next stay means you can easily access adventure or spend your days relaxing in our idyllic lakeside setting. The facility hub has been designed to be the ultimate relaxing social space. The kitchen and dining area has panoramic views where you can drink your morning coffee and take in the sunrise over Lake Wakatipu. Travelling with kids? We’ve got you covered. Our outdoor play areas, jumping pillow and indoor games room will keep the kids entertained so you can sit back, relax and take in our breathtaking surroundings. Not only will you love our family friendly facilities, but with one of Queenstowns best swimming beaches literally on our doorstep, the kids are not going to want to leave! Unwind after a massive day of adventure in your own private hot tub, looking down the Frankton Arm at our idyllic lakeside location. We have redefined the hot tub experience to allow the unique natural beauty of Queenstown come to you as you relax under the breathtaking southern sky. Do yourself and your family a favour and book your next Queenstown Holiday at Driftaway. The combination of our brand new facility and our commitment to guest experience that is second to none, means we can guarantee you’re never going to want to leave. We cannot wait to welcome you to Driftaway Queenstown!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Vending machine
Game room
Fishing
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English

Location

11 Lake Avenue, Frankton, Queenstown, Frankton, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
127Reviews0Q+A21Room tips

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GourmandNZ wrote a review May 2022
Budapest, Hungary56 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were exhausted when we arrived here at Driftaway but with prompt desk service we were under those delicious hot showers then cooked a scrummy meal in their beautiful kitchen with a view. This holiday park has only been open 6 weeks and it has everything you could want in a holiday park - huge kitchen and dining room, comprehensive laundry, games room for the kids inside and a playground outside. I think there were quiet spaces too. So new, so clean and very hospitable hosts. Our big motor home fit perfectly on one of the sites. Highly recommend this place
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Alan Taylor wrote a review Sept 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The "Rolls Royce" of camping grounds in New Zealand. After freedom camping for 5 days straight it was great to stay at a place with such modern facilities and forward thinking. Showers with constant pressure and temperature, a well equipped camp kitchen with electric cooktops and a heated dining area were standout features. couple this with outstanding views and a prime location and you have the makings of a very enjoyable stay. The staff are all friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Wifi is unlimited. Not all campgrounds in the area provide this and the price is more than competiive because of facilities such as this. Do yourself a favour and live it up whilst in Queenstown. Superb!
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nancy W wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Immaculate, very attractive property with a wonderful location next to the airport. Very pleased with our stay. Kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and had a large number of sinks and stovetops. People staying here should be sure to bring their own dishes and utensils.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ian S wrote a review Apr 2022
Rotorua, New Zealand27 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed staying at this brand new campground for 3 nights. The site that we had was elevated and had a great view of Frankton arm and the surrounding mountains. The bathrooms were extremely clean and very nice to use. The laundry machines worked well, once we figured out how to select and pay for a dryer or washer. The plantings around the site were new and will soon make a nice appearance. The city bus was very close.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from Rochelle Peychers, Owner at Driftaway Queenstown
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Dear Ian, A really big thank you your absolutely incredible review you have written. It makes us so happy to read it and know that you really enjoyed your time with us here at Driftaway Quenstown. We put a lot of thought into creating Driftaway and its absolutely heart warming hearing how much our customers are loving it. We hope you will be able to come back and stay again in the future. Sincerest thanks, From Team Driftaway :)
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ypidp wrote a review Oct 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A good campsite with fabulous views over Lake Wakatipu. The facilities were lovely, new and in a good location. Probably the best ablutions block of any campsite I have been in NZ - it was nice to stay warm once you come out of the shower instead of freezing with a cold draft whistling through the place! Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Aukje B wrote a review Mar 2022
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We may have been spoiled for ever after having spent 4 nights in what must be the Hilton of campsites. It is brand new, well designed and attention paid to the smallest detail. The kitchen could feature in a cooking show, the lounge is spacious and comfortable, great outdoor areas as well all with gorgeous views over the lake. Every site has a picnic table, the bathrooms are warm, the showers hot, clean with great pressure and the staff are fantastic. The unlimited Wifi is free and the upgrades while we were there will make it super fast as well. Summer or winter, we’ll be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Rochelle Peychers, Owner at Driftaway Queenstown
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Dear aukjeb, I feel like thank you is not enough, but THANK YOU! Reviews don't get much better than this, shucks! We put so much thought into planning and creating Driftaway and it makes it all worth it to see how much our guests are absolutely loving it and giving us the most incredible feedback. We are so very happy to hear how much you loved your 4 nights with us, and we apologies for spoiling other campsites for you ;) We hope to see you back again in the future :) Warmest regards and sincerest thanks, From the team at Driftaway :)
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DublinJaney wrote a review Oct 2023
DUblin21 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Driftaway in a campervan for 4 nights. When it comes to holiday parks Driftaway is in a league of its own! Firstly The views over the lake were magnificent. The facilities were amazing- shower rooms were as good as any high standard gym- spotlessly clean, warm and had hair dryers and straighteners. The laundry facilities were also fantastic- plenty of washers and dryers and facilities to dry ski gear! They also had amazing hot tubs which overlooked the lake and residents are offered a really good rate. We really enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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gabie789 wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom13 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely beautiful location with all brand new amazing modern facilities. We especially loved the washing machines using eftpos rather than cash - this was so helpful for us while travelling. Overall we really loved our stay here, would 100% recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Driftaway Queenstown, Guest Services / Front Office at Driftaway Queenstown
Responded 25 May 2022
Kia Ora Gabie789, We are so happy to read your awesome review and we wanted to thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are very lucky to be located next to beautiful Frankton Beach and breathtaking views over Lake Wakatipu are our specialty. We created Driftaway Queenstown to provide all the features our guests would require in order to make their stay with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. So we are happy that our cashless washing machines met this goal during your stay - you can imagine how grateful we are when our guests notice our efforts! Thank you for your amazing recommendation and we hope to see you in Driftaway Queenstown very soon! Warmest regards, Team Driftaway :)
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KDUB7 wrote a review Apr 2023
Washington209 contributions96 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has it all: all the amenities, all the views, all the location. It just couldn’t be better. (Well, ok, in about 10 years when the shrubs have grown a bit between campsites, maybe, lol).

Customer service was outstanding. The kitchen is supremely well-equipped and immaculate. Showers and restrooms clean and tidy, warm, and lots of free hot water! And the view of the lake and mountains: stunning.

Perhaps the best part is an underrated one: laundry that runs on credit cards, so no scrounging for $2 coins like at other campgrounds LOL. True, the interface was a bit wonky and didn’t work right away, but we got it going, and it was great.

Also; do try the hot tubs! It’s really, really relaxing to sit in your private tub and look out at the lake.

It’s also nice being in Frankton rather than Queenstown proper because it’s a little quieter. Well, maybe not so much with the airport located only about 2kms away! (We’re airplane nerds, so we loved that part) Plenty of places to walk.

Driftaway Queenstown was one of the top highlights of our South Island trip!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a hot tub! Ask for lake view to get the best spots Laundry runs on credit cards, so no $2...
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Andrew wrote a review Apr 2022
New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent facilities, clean and new. Very friendly and helpful staff, great location and reasonable prices.
Close to the lake front with great views. The campervan sites are well layed out, even though the total area is not huge.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Rochelle Peychers, Owner at Driftaway Queenstown
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Dear Shaggus69, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review about your stay with us here at Driftaway Queenstown. We are absolutely thrilled to hear you loved our new facilities and wonderful team. We totally agree, our location and views are amazing! I hope you will be able to come back and stay with us again in the future. Warmest Regards, Team Driftaway :)
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RoJo wrote a tip Yesterday
Moorabbin, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The 7km drive from Queenstown to Frankton can be as slow as 25 minutes in peak times, so take this into account."
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Danni and Mic’s travels wrote a tip Feb 2024
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Understanding this is on the periphery of Queenstown, but incredibly easy to access!"
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Ros M wrote a tip Feb 2024
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"10 mins scenic walk to pier to pick up water taxi . Bus route close by. Most motorhome pitches have great view of the lake ."
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Maurice P wrote a tip Jan 2024
Ferring, United Kingdom20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to sit on the terrace for your evening meal and cook on the barbecue"
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Jasmin P wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get in quick, this is a stunning camp. The views are remarkable:)"
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PRICE RANGE
$209 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstownFrankton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftaway Queenstown
Which popular attractions are close to Driftaway Queenstown?
Nearby attractions include Buzzstop (0.9 km), Altitude Brewing (0.8 km), and Alpine Aqualand (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Driftaway Queenstown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Driftaway Queenstown?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Driftaway Queenstown?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Driftaway Queenstown?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Driftaway Queenstown?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Boat Shed Cafe and Bistro, Bombay Palace Frankton, and Italian Way.
Is Driftaway Queenstown located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Frankton.
Are any cleaning services offered at Driftaway Queenstown?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Driftaway Queenstown?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Driftaway Queenstown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (5.4 km), Historic Skippers School (7.8 km), and One Mile Power House (5.9 km).
Does Driftaway Queenstown have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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