Queenstown News – May 2024

Mt Lyell Mine ownership updates, Bay of Fires Season 2 and Penghana rated in the top 1% of Australian B&B's on Trip Advisor - coming in at number 7!

South African-based mineral resources company, Sibyane Stillwater, have taken over the Mt Lyell Mine lease.


The ABC comedy drama, Bay of Fires season 2 is being filmed in Queenstown. The main actors will be staying at Penghana over a three-month shooting period from early May.



For the second year running, TripAdvisor has recognised Penghana Bed and Breakfast in the world’s top 1% of bed & breakfasts.  Penghana maintained a place in the top 10 in Australia, moving from No. 8 in 2023 to No. 7 this year. Penghana was also rated no 16 in the top 25 properties for the South Pacific Region (taking in Australia, New Zealand and Polynesia).

Penghana Queenstown