Penghana Bed & Breakfast operates from an 1898 National Trust Mansion, on a scenic hillside, overlooking Queenstown’s township. On offer are four (4) upstairs, individually styled and decorated Queen ensuite guest rooms each accommodating up to 2 guests only. Penghana is a quiet and peaceful destination with no traffic noise and conveniently located to restaurants, shopping, galleries, local museum, short walks and tourism experiences. Just a 2-minute drive for your Award-winning Wilderness Railway booking ( ½ day tour) and other tourism experiences on offer such as: personalized 4-wheel drive wilderness excursions, river rafting or kayaking. Only a 45-minute drive to Strahan for Gordon River Cruises or 1.5 hours to Tasmania’s Iconic Cradle Mountain or Corrina’s Pieman River for day trips. So, staying at Penghana 2 nights makes traveling and convenient and easy option where our attention to detail and the little extras we provide have become our signature. When staying at Penghana B&B as well as the sitting areas in your suite or room, you have the choice of 2 guest lounges to relax in, use of a guest kitchenette, a licensed wine bar and a recreational room. Penghana does not operate an inhouse restaurant but can cater for groups, special events or small conferences when the whole venue is booked.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Number of guests
Bedroom :
2 queen beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.
Travel Sustainable Level 3
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Queenstown
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Michelle
    Perfect service, great hospitality, excellent service and attention to detail, every comfort provided for whilst respecting privacy.
  • Kraig
    The spacious thoughtfully decorated bedroom and other associated rooms, plus the lofty town view. Walking to and from the premises to town via the rain forest gardens and steps. We greatly appreciated the offer from Karen and Steve to drive us...
  • C
    Wonderful breakfast amazing.beautiful home bread to die for. Lots a extra personal extra included also

Managed by Stephen Berndt and Karen Nixon

Company review score: 9.8Based on 208 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Your hosts purchased Penghana B&B business in December 2015. Under their stewardship they have brought new life to the house updating many facilities and decor as well as adding creature comforts and many extra touches for their guests. When you stay at Penghana you will enjoy silver service, homemade fruitcake, local plunger coffee and you'll find hosts who will not just leave a key for you, but on arrival but give you a true welcome, show you around the house and the facilities available during your stay.. Whether its a dinner reservation, assistance with booking a tour experience, some laundry done, a little local knowledge on what to see/do on the next leg of your trip you need, you'll find the team at Penghana obliging.

Property info

Penghana is a Heritage listed property built in 1898. Originally owned by the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Company it was home to 11 General Managers until the late 1990's, when its ownership was transferred to the National Trust. The house has a rich history and is a fine example of yesteryear grandeur including ornate fireplaces, lead light entrance, magnificent blackwood staircase, attic and spacious rooms. Penghana has operated as a B&B business since late '90's. Current business owners have been onsite hosts since 2015. Today Penghana B&B is well known for spoiling guests and offering a memorable B&B experience with silver service.

Neighborhood info

Queenstown was once a copper mining townthat has a significant past history. One needs to be prepared to look beyond the surface to appreciate all it has to offer. Although there are rich reserves of copper still to be mined Queenstown's has established itself as a Tourism Destination with award winning tourism experiences such as the Wilderness Railway, King River Rafting only 45 minutes away, Gordon River Cruises. All of which need booking at the time of organising accommodation. Mountain BIking is there for the adventureous, heritage tours from the comfort of an air conditioned 4 wheel drive will take you places not accessible to the general public. If you love walks, hiking, nature and amazing scenery Queenstown is a 'must do' stop. It has also become a destination for the arts so galleries to wander through is a popular option too. Queenstown's museum will keep you busy for several hours in some 30 rooms.

Language Spoken


Area info

Amenities of Penghana Bed and Breakfast
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Kitchenware
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Fishing
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shuttle service
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Executive lounge access
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Fitness
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Penghana Bed and Breakfast takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM


From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Guests must meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, a recent valid negative coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of coronavirus recovery.

FAQs about Penghana Bed and Breakfast

  • Penghana Bed and Breakfast is 1,500 feet from the center of Queenstown. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Penghana Bed and Breakfast offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Walking tours
    • Fitness
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Bicycle rental
    • Happy hour
    • Movie nights
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Guests staying at Penghana Bed and Breakfast can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Penghana Bed and Breakfast is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The prices at Penghana Bed and Breakfast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Penghana Bed and Breakfast include:

    • Double
    • Single
    • Suite