Jack’s Point is a lush 3000-acre luxury settlement located in one of the most beautiful landscapes in New Zealand - on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Snow-capped mountains form a beautiful backdrop to this settlement that is committed to the sustainability and preservation of the landscape.
Located in Central Otago, New Zealand and just 20 minutes from Queenstown, this luxurious property houses residential homes, shops, a village, a golf course, and a restaurant. Jack’s point was designed by some of the best architects, considering the gorgeous views of the mountainous landscape that were formed by 100 million-year-old rocks. It is managed by a resident farmer called James Patterson.
The clubhouse and restaurant at Jack’s Point are at an outstanding location that blends it in with the background and yet makes a distinctive statement. Full-length windows offer magnificent views of the mountain range and other aspects of the 1200 hectare property.
The clubhouse and restaurant are surrounded by one of the most spectacular golf courses, situated by Lake Tewa. On the other side of Lake Tewa is Jack’s Point Village comprising of 14.2 hectares of land that is bound to become a commercial hub making way for tourists as a form of recreation and shopping destination.
The Kawarau mountain range that surrounds present-day Jack’s Point was formed in 13,000 BC by pressures of tectonic plates moving along the fault lines. The faulting and folding of schist rock are how the awesome near-vertical faces of rock were formed.
It was in 1852 that the first European saw Lake Wakatipu while on a mission to survey the region. In 1862, a local named Jack Tewa (also known as “Maori Jack”) was sailing with two Europeans from Kingston to Queenstown when their boat capsized. Jack managed to pull one of them to safety and was awarded by the Royal Humane Society for his incredible feat. Since the location of the capsizing was in the vicinity of Jack’s Point, it is highly likely that Jack’s Point was named after Jack Tewa who showed immense strength and courage.
In the present day, Jack’s Point comprises of lush open grassland, beautiful Lake Tewa, and spectacular mountain landscape, which will forever be protected from urban development.
The very first thing that was designed in Jack’s point is the golf course. Jack’s Point Golf Course is one of the world’s most stunning golf courses. The 18 hole par 72 championship course offers an unforgettable experience to all golfers.
With minimal excavation, the entire course has been designed around natural landscapes. The Golf Course is spread over 6986 yards on the very best of land and has the greatest views, dramatic shape, and abundant sunshine.Although it is a championship golf course, it is open to novice golfers who would like to experience the sport. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Queenstown, the golf course is open to all visitors for all seven days of the week in the season.
At Jacks Point, it is believed that ‘The menus reflect where they live and the seasons they experience.’ The talented team in their kitchen and their amazing suppliers put together delicious food and tasty beverages using quality local produce.
The restaurant promises very professional service alongside the good food which is reasonably priced. Their wine list comprises of the best in Central Otago and also offers local craft beer on tap along with a good range of non-alcoholic beverages.
The restaurant offers spectacular views of the lush green landscape with the beautiful mountains as a backdrop.
The restaurant menu offers a different, yet unique palate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served till 11 am and lunch from 12 pm. The full menu will be available only on Fridays till 8 pm.
For breakfast, one can choose from Jack's blend granola with honey, and probiotics, or tasty bacon and egg rolls with smoked cheddar, among other choices.
For lunch, their menu consists of a beautiful oyster dish with shallot vinegar, lime, and shiso. One can also opt for more meaty menu options such as wild shot Fiordland venison, market flatfish (on the bone), big glory bay king salmon, and bbq corned beef cheek. Delicious desserts and a variety of cheeses are also available.
Restaurant opening hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday - Sunday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Hiking and biking enthusiasts are in for an amazing experience at the trails located in Jack’s Point. The location offers spectacular views of the landscape. Jack’s Point offers over 35 km of walking, hiking and mountain bike trails.
All trails (except the Lakeside Trail) are loops that start and finish at the Clubhouse, where you grab a bite to eat or enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea while overlooking Lake Tewa. An added advantage is that all trails at Jack’s Point allow dogs, provided they are on a lead.