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“Ayrburn is a considered development set to establish itself as a must-visit tourism destination in the Queenstown-Arrowtown region, much like the original dwelling. It’s evident the integrity of Ayrburn has remained through this revitalisation project. 

Ayrburn's transformation is exemplary. Its sustainable design execution and amenities highlight a forward-thinking approach. Ayrburn sets a high standard for tourism development."

Andrew Evans, Chief Judge, 2024 Property Industry Awards.


Our Southern Lakes team was proud to be a part of the captivating heritage project at Ayrburn Domain alongside our partner Winton. Commencing in October 2021, this endeavour reached completion in 2023. 

The care and expertise shown by our team and specialised Trade Partners throughout the unique restoration of the three existing heritage buildings and the introduction of a new structure to the site is exemplary evidence of the care and quality synonymous with the Cook Brothers team. 

The collaboration with Architect SA Studio and heritage advisories was essential in preserving as much original material as possible. Notably, substantial stone and timber elements were salvaged from the deconstruction and thoughtfully incorporated into the restored buildings, honouring their historical significance. The thoughtfully designed concept uses a pallet of limewashed stone, blackened steel, and stained vertical cedar. The repurposed woolshed, stables and dairy now have new life. 

The Ayrburn Domain heritage project is a testament to our team’s unwavering commitment to excellence, craftsmanship, and the preservation of cherished historical treasures and has won the Southern Lakes team the trust of Winton to deliver their Bakehouse and Barrel Room Projects currently under construction.


  • Tourism & Leisure Property Award - Excellence and Best In Category - Property Council NZ Awards 2024
  • Heritage and Adaptive Reuses Property Award - Excellence - Property Council NZ Awards 2024