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Element Escapes

16 Kent Street & 29 Panorama Terrace, Queenstown, New Zealand
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  • Apartments are clean, modern and roomy.
  • Décor includes some rustic ‘Sheep Station’ style decorations.
  • There are fabulous lake views from the Upper Floor apartments at Panorama Terrace.

Scout tips

  • Some of the Kent St apartments have lake views on one side. The Mountain View apartments look towards the Queenstown gondola, sometimes with other buildings also in the view.
  • Only a few of the Kent St apartments have baths – they can be requested but not guaranteed. None of the Panorama Terrace apartments have baths.


If you are looking for a modern and convenient apartment that’s relatively close to Queenstown, Element Escapes is a good choice.

The property consists of two apartment complexes that are situated at Kent St and Panorama Terrace, both on the Queenstown Hill behind the main downtown area. The apartments offer a self-sufficient style of accommodation with no onsite reception.

Inside, the apartments are all decorated with modern furnishings and appliances, giving them an inner city feel. The bedrooms are not huge, but they would still be adequate for a group of friends or a family. All properties have gas fireplaces, DVDs, stereos, Sky TV, washers & dryers, and come with a car spot. There is no daily cleaning service, however stays of more than one week have one mid-stay clean.

Here are some more details on the individual properties:

Kent St

  • Situated a short, steep walk from downtown Queenstown. This position is optimal if you don’t want to be amongst the noise and bustle of town, but still want to be within walking distance of restaurants and bars (albeit a steep walk up the hill).
  • These apartments were built to take advantage of the sun during winter.
  • Apartments called “Mountain View” look towards the mountains and the Queenstown Gondola). Those called “Lake View” have the same mountain views, plus views to one side looking over Queenstown and down the lake – if you’re into views it’s worth the extra.
  • There is a hot tub on the premises for all apartments to use.

Panorama Terrace

  • These spacious apartments have fantastic views of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Golf Course and the Remarkables – particularly the upper-level apartments.
  • They are located a little further away from downtown Queenstown (compared with the Kent St apartments), but still within walking distance.

Who should stay here

Small groups of friends who want a modern style of apartment close to Queenstown.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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