Highlights

  • The location – only accessible by helicopter and surrounded by mountain peaks
  • Feeling like an early pioneer albeit in total luxury with possum throws, a private hot tub on your alpine chalet deck and sensational dining
  • The exclusivity of such a small number of people in such a special place is a joy

Myriad heli adventures await you at Minaret Station, New Zealand’s premier alpine lodge set amid the rugged playground of the Southern Alps. First-class cabins are matched by the faultless dining included in your stay, but it’s all about the great outdoors here and countless alpine activities are just waiting to be discovered.


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In more detail

Justly hailed as New Zealand’s premium alpine experience, Minaret Station’s collection of luxury chalets hidden away among the soaring peaks of the Southern Alps can only be reached by an exhilarating helicopter transfer. Despite its remote location in New Zealand’s wilderness, the ultra-luxe chalets offer a level of comfort and panache that do not compromise a single element. Inside the alpine cabins you’ll find sheepskin rugs, a king size bed and a dressing room area opening onto a fabulous ensuite bathroom. Outside, your very own hot tub is sunken in to the expansive private deck so you can relax under the stars without being disturbed. Every modern comfort is catered for, including Nespresso machines, WiFi, surround sound and a complimentary mini bar. The chalets are linked back to the main lodge building, The Mountain Kitchen, by a series of raised wooden walkways which lead to two separate living areas and library with roaring fires, a splendid wine cellar and second-to-none dining facilities. Included in your stay are three gourmet meals a day as well as pre-dinner canapés and drinks which include fine local wines. But the main draw of staying here is the range of outdoor adventure activities on offer, with the opportunity of booking everything from fishing, boating and hunting to biking and hiking, all improved by helicopter transfers to the lot, meaning you get unrivalled access to the most exclusive locations. 

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