Minaret Station Queenstown, Milford Sound & Southern Lakes

Located in a picturesque glacial valley in the heart of the Southern Alps, in New Zealand's Southern Lakes, Minaret Station is a beautiful luxury tented lodge. Accessible only by helicopter and offering unrivalled levels of comfort and style, it will appeal to adventure-seekers looking for a unique and unforgettable wilderness experience in classic “Lord of the Rings” territory. 

The camp offers four luxurious tented suites featuring wall-to-wall sheepskin carpets, super-king beds, heated floors, en suite bathrooms and private decks with hot tubs. 

The cuisine at Minaret Lodge is superb with delicious meals prepared by a first-class chef and accompanied by local fine wines.

The camp also offers cooking and art lessons. After a tiring day exploring New Zealand's magnificent landscapes, unwind in front of an open fire in the Mountain Kitchen or enjoy a soak in the hot tub on your private deck. Although children are welcome at Minaret Station, it’s suited to families with older children due to the lack of child-friendly facilities.

Minaret Station Information

Location
Minaret Station is just 15 minutes by helicopter from Wanaka.

Accommodation

Here you'll find just four luxurious tented suites providing an stylish and intimate stay in New Zealand's South Island.

Activities
Wildlife tours, hiking, helicopter flights, jet-boating, fly-fishing, alpine picnics, cooking and art lessons are all available at Minaret Lodge.

Weather
Summer in New Zealand's South Island is between November and early February. Winter is from June through to August.

Children
Children are welcome although there are no specific facilities. Minaret Station is more suited to older children.

 
Why we recommend Minaret Station

Minaret Station - Southern Alps, New Zealand

“Accessible only by helicopter, Minaret Station is a fantastic  authentic alpine experience offering the epitome of comfort, knock-your-socks-off scenery and luxury in the wilds of New Zealand's Southern Alps. The lodge houses a world-renowned wine cellar with New Zealand’s finest vintages, a trio of wood-burning fireplaces and a rambling library. Around the Southern Lakes there’s a raft of exciting experiences available including hiking, wildlife-spotting, helicopter flights, jet-boating and fly-fishing.”

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