Mt Lyell Anchorage

Top choice guest house in Queenstown

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9.1 out of 10

Though you wouldn’t guess it from the outside, this 1890s weatherboard home has been transformed into a welcoming guesthouse with comfortable rooms featuring excellent beds. Three of the rooms have stylish bathrooms (a fourth has private facilities across the hall) and there’s a shared fully equipped kitchen next to a comfortable communal lounge. Owner Joy is a mine of local information.

On the other side of the guesthouse's herb and vegetable garden are three self-contained apartments sleeping up to four (double $170, extra person $30). Basic breakfast provisions are provided for both rooms and units.

Quick description via

Mt Lyell Anchorage is a 19th-century house located in central Queenstown, Tasmania. It offers heritage-style accommodation with modern facilities. West Coast Wilderness Railway is 200 metres away. Free WiFi is provided in all rooms. Guests can make use of the fully equipped communal kitchen and there is a shared lounge/dining room with a fireplace. A variety of supermarkets, hotels and cafes are within 2 minutes' walking distance. The rooms are spacious and some have a private en suite bathroom. There are 2 self-contained cottages separate to the main house available. Mt Lyell Anchorage is located a 2-hour drive from Lake St Clair National Park. The Burnie and Cradle Mountain National Park are also a 2-hour drive away.

Important information

Please inform Mt Lyell Anchorage in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Children cannot be accommodated in Huon, King Billy, Sassafras and Blackwood rooms.

Please note that payment for cots and/or extra guests are payable to the hotel upon check-in.

Please note no extra guests will be accommodated without prior notice.

Please note that this property does not accept payments with American Express credit cards.

Please note that WiFi is only accessible in the Huon and Sassafras rooms. All other rooms can access WiFi on the front verandah of the main house.

Features of Mt Lyell Anchorage


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Fishing
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Hiking
  • Wifi
  • Sun terrace
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Adult only
  • On-site parking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Toilet with grab rails

Food and drink

  • Restaurant


  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Laundry


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking