Minaret Station, Wanaka

New Zealand

Solitude, luxury and an adventurer’s heaven surrounded by spectacular wilderness.

Get lost in a dramatic landscape, disconnect from the outside world and discover the most breathtaking base for an adventure holiday.

Nestled in a glacial valley 3,000 feet up, it’s no surprise that Minaret Station can only be reached by helicopter. Fly in over the soaring slopes and you’ll be miles away from anyone in authentic Lord of the Rings country. Check in to one of four suites and drink in your surroundings. Snow-capped mountain peaks give way to tussock grass and native bushes. The idyllic quiet is only broken by the trickling stream and inquisitive kea birds. For a luxurious escape of privacy and solitude, it gets no better than this.

Head into the great outdoors and make full use of your location. Hike trails with arresting views all around, reach untouched peaks with a heli-skiing expedition or fish the pristine waters of New Zealand’s remote back country. This beautiful wilderness is your playground when you stay at Minaret Station.

After a day of adventure, the lodge holds plenty of ways to relax. Mouth-watering cuisine is served fireside in the Mountain Kitchen. Expert guides tell tales of life in the high country. The well-stocked library is blissfully quiet for planning your next expedition. Round off your day in your hot tub and unwind beneath the stars.

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Find Minaret Station surrounded by the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s South Island. Fly in to Queenstown Airport and enjoy an exhilarating helicopter ride to reach the lodge.

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