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Minaret Station

Wanaka, New Zealand's South Island, New Zealand


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Luxury Holidays At Minaret Station

Accessible only by helicopter, yet open all year round, this alpine retreat is set at the head of a remote and picturesque glacial valley on the western shores of Lake Wanaka. Surrounded by the splendour of the Southern Alps, the lodge boasts incredible natural beauty, abundant wildlife and superb guided activities. From Heli Adventures, such as Heli Skiing and Guided Fishing, to scenic tours, heli picnics and Jet Boating, or valley walks and strolls to waterfalls - there are a plethora of experiences to enjoy. The small and attentive team of staff perfectly tailor the activities, along with providing house-keeping and catering for all meals.

The main lodge has a warm, country-style interior with library, lounge and open fires, serving fine cuisine, whilst each individual chalet has en-suite bedrooms, a private deck with Hot Tub, complimentary Mini Bar, Nespresso Machine and unlimited WiFi. Guests can enjoy private helicopter charters to remote locations, witness spectacular ice-carved fiords, crystal-clear lakes and alpine meadows - quite in addition to admiring the feats of the owning high-country farming family, who manage their deer, sheep and cattle livestock at height. A highlight of any trip to New Zealand, this unique wilderness escape provides a dramatic backdrop for lofty adventures.

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  • Type: Lodge
  • Summary: An alpine lodge set at the head of a remote glacial valley
  • Feature: A wilderness retreat, accessible only by helicopter
  • Rooms: Main Apine Lodge with Chalets
  • Star rating: NZ Luxury Lodge
  • Nearest airport: Queenstown International Airport
Location and transfer

Just a short flight from either Queenstown or Wanaka, Minaret Station sits at an elevation of 915 metres and is only accessible via helicopter.


The main alpine lodge is surrounded by individually staggered chalets, each boasting remarkable vistas and well-appointed interiors. From sheepskin rugs, Nespresso machines, unlimited Wi-Fi and King-sized beds to en-suite bathrooms and private decks, the interiors and amenities are expertly arranged to perfectly complement the dramatic landscape outside.

Guests can enjoy fine dining at New Zealand's most remote fine dining venue! From gourmet picnics to seated lunches, a la carte breakfasts and sumptuous evening meals - guests are spoilt with delicious cuisine, expertly tailored to their needs. The nightly rate includes all meals, plus selected wines.

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Minaret Station Heli-Adventures enables you to visit the inaccessible and breathtaking landscapes of the Southern Alps. Choose from a range of activities, including a guided heli-hiking excursion that is suitable for all ages and abilities, getting up close to gushing waterfalls, craggy mountain ridges and lush valley floors filled with amazing wildlife. Enjoy an adrenaline-filled jet boat ride through the iconic glacier-fed rivers in Mount Aspiring National Park and experience New Zealand's world-class fishing locations, with freshwater and saltwater options allowing for the discovery of a remarkable diversity of wild fish species.

Dining & Gourmet

Embark on a fabulous culinary experience at Mountain Kitchen, which is the ultimate in secluded luxury dining. Mountain Kitchen uses fresh, local and distinct seasonal produce from the Southern Alps and Central Otago regions, as well as Minaret Station's own working farm and produce gathered locally, staying true to their flavours, yet with refined parings. The resident chefs prepare incomparable modern European and Asian Fusion cuisine, accompanied by an extensive range of local and award-winning wines.


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