About Us

About your Host

SaraI’m your host, Sara Leadbetter. Originally from the UK, I came to New Zealand on holiday in 2000, fell in love with Queenstown, and am still here all these years later. I run 2 separate companies, Find My Business, a consulting company specialising in Digital Marketing for businesses across Australia and New Zealand, and Not a Rail Trail, Queenstown’s premier cycle trail tour company, who use the Kingston Homestead for their local tours along the new Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. Not a Rail Trail allows me to offer you cycle hire and shuttle packages if you want to explore the cycle trail as part of your stay in Kingston.

In the winter I’m an ice hockey goalie for several teams and leagues in Queenstown and in the summer I SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) and mountain bike so I’m usually out and about so you’ll rarely see me unless you want to. My role is to make sure you have everything you need and be available to answer any questions you may have about the area.

About the Homestead

The Kingston Homestead has a lovely history. The original farmhouse was built as a family home around 1900 in a small rural community near Gore in Southland:

Over the next 100 years, as the family grew up it was extended, modernised and redecorated until, in 2004, it was relocated and moved on 2 vehicles to it’s current site in Kingston:

It’s now been fully renovated and converted to visitor accommodation to enable travellers to Queenstown to experience it’s rich and varied character and southern charm. There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the region.

Contact Us

Postal Address:
Kingston Homestead
PO Box 80
Otago 9748

Physical Address:
Kingston Homestead
64 Hampshire Street
Queenstown 9793

Tel: +64 (0) 3 390 5745


Website & Marketing By:

Find My Business, specialists in Digital Marketing across Australia and New Zealand.