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The beauty of Jack's Point is that with 95% preserve there is the space to play. From any residence you can walk out the door and immediately find yourself on a 35km network of trails that leads to some of the most beautiful areas in the Wakatipu, be it to run, bike, ride horseback or simply take a stroll. 

Then there are the trails and adventures that extend beyond Jack's Point - be they a foray into local vineyards or a more adrenaline charged expedition - and for that Jack's Point provides the ultimate basecamp, a launch pad into the wilds and charms of the surrounding lake and mountainscape.

While close to Queenstown, Jack’s Point is a distinctly different place with its own character, pulse and personality.

Weaving throughout the Jack's Point Preserve is the 6506 metre (7150 yard), par 72 Jack's Point Golf Course. The course design is the latest in a series of Darby Partners golf masterpieces, which includes the nearby Hills Golf Club, co-host to the BMW ISPS Hand New Zealand Open. 

With breathtaking 360 degree views, the course takes full advantage of Jack's Point natural terrain, winding among dramatic outcrops of alpine rock and swathes of matagouri and native bush. With varying lengths of tees, golfers of any calibre can enjoy this course.

Over 35km of Hiking and mountain biking trails

Hiking Trails

Over 35kms of walking and mountain biking track's right outside your doorstep is a gift, offering you a short stroll of a 15 min circuit to a longer full day hike. Trails traverse rolling tussocklands, rugged and seemingly remote bluffs and clifftop, fragile wetlands - where the New Zealand native pukeko and falcon reside, and thread alongside the magnificent shore of Lake Wakatipu. Picnic spots are dotted throughout, from hilltop lookouts to the romance of a secluded bay at sunset - picnics available from the Restaurant.

Trout and Salmon fishing

For the novice fly fisherman, Lake Tewa provides easily accessible training grounds. Similarly, however, trout are abundant in the deep, crystal clear waters along the Wakatipu shoreline, a spectacular environment to pass an early morning or a late evening casting through sunset. 

Several world class fly-fishing rivers are less then a 10 minute helicopter flight from Jack's Point.

Water sports - Sailing and Kayaking

Lake Tewa, a 10 acre freshwater lake alongside the Village, is a perfect environment for kayaking, small boat sailing and general family orientated water sports. It is stocked with brown and rainbow trout for the fledging fly fisherman, and several of its northern bays merge into wetlands, where native bird habitats have been carefully restored. 

Lake Wakatipu - along the western flanks of Jack's Point - offers more challenging waters for the kayaker, water skier, and sailor. At nearly 300 kms long, shaped like a 'lightning bolt' around towering mountains, Lake Wakatipu offers a myriad of bays, anchorages and panoramas. 

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers of any level and fitness will enjoy the variety of terrain across the network of trails - from easy plateau to the challenge of serious downhill, with the option of biking all the way to Queenstown (26 kms, approx 2 hours)

Children's Playground

Our beautiful council owned playground features a flying fox and a large tunnel as well other innovative playground equipment. Set under the stunning back drop of the Remarkable Mountain range and adjoining the sports fields and the tennis courts, this area offers fun for all the family.

Tennis and General Sports

Jack's Point is a settlement in which to live, work and play. This is particularly important for the family, ensuring all recreational pursuits can be enjoyed without having to drive 20 kms or more. Two all weather tennis courts provide fun for all abilities.

A sports oval provides first class cricket in the summer, converting to a rugby and soccer field in the winter. Like all facilities at Jack's Point these are open to the public to enjoy.