Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

Wanaka, New Zealand

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Full Private Chef Prepared Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay (inclusive of rates)
  • Photographs on Alpine Landing during the helicopter arrival transfer
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 4 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Sophisticated
Adventure Ecotourism Seclusion

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

Address:
Minaret Peaks, Minaret Bay
Minaret Station, Lake Wanaka
Wanaka, 9382
New Zealand
Nearest Airport:
Queenstown (ZQN)
29 mi / 46 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • All-inclusive
  • Children's Programs
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Housekeeping -- Twice Daily
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Skiing
  • Snow Sports


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar

About Us

Minaret Station is New Zealand’s premium alpine experience providing guests the opportunity of exploring the wilderness of New Zealand’s South Island through many unique products including Heli-Adventures, Guided Fishing, Guided Hunting and Heli-Skiing.

Minaret Station also operates New Zealand’s first and finest luxurious Alpine Lodge set at the head of a picturesque glacial valley within the untouched landscapes and beauty of the Southern Alps.

Minaret Station is owned and operated by four brothers each with an affinity for the outdoors. They head a friendly and experienced team, passionate about delivering memorable experiences time and time again.

It is a uniquely integrated business dating back to the early 1960’s, when their father, Sir Tim Wallis ('Hurricane Tim'), first began introducing international guests to New Zealand’s pristine wilderness. It has come a long way since the early beginnings but it remains a humble operation with a commitment to quality and service. More often than not, guests return year after year to partake in the seasonal offerings at Minaret Station.

As well as being location to the Minaret Station Alpine Lodge, Minaret Station is also a working high country farm, home to some 10000 deer, 7000 sheep and 1000 cattle raised for supply to premium export and domestic markets. Nestled on the western shores of Lake Wanaka and accessible only by boat or by helicopter, the 50,000 acre property acts as the heart and staging point of the business.

Helicopters have always been in the blood for the Wallis family. The company first began using helicopters in 1963 when they pioneered their use for backcountry access and heli-skiing. Since then Alpine Helicopters has grown to incorporate a modern fleet with highly trained pilots and at one time was New Zealand’s largest helicopter company.

“We welcome you to visit us at Minaret Station. We pride ourselves on delivering a real experience and one that we take great pleasure in sharing. Our reputation is your assurance. Come and see for yourself.”

Best of the Best

Helicopter-only access is the first clue that you’re in for an epic stay at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge. Adding to the body of exclusive experiences are all-inclusive gourmet meals and individually crafted itineraries that run the heli-adventure gamut. Touch down in an Alpine meadow for a picnic, or atop a peak, to bike or ski down; take a jet boat across remote lakes and fish for rainbow trout in crystalline rivers. Set at the head of a glacial valley within the Southern Alps, the lodge comprises four sheepskin-carpeted chalets with on-deck hot tubs; unwind in the main lodge’s cozy library and lounge.

Hotel Tip

Minaret Station also is a working farm; spend a day learning how deer herds are raised and helping shepherds move flocks of sheep with their dogs.

Location

Address
Minaret Peaks, Minaret Bay
Minaret Station, Lake Wanaka
Wanaka, 9382
New Zealand
Nearest Airport
Queenstown (ZQN), 29 Miles / 46 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Alpine Chalets

The individual Chalets are privately nestled amongst native alpine grasses, each harnessing unique vistas of the valley and surrounds.

Guests are afforded the privacy, warmth and comfort of tasteful high country design, with each chalet featuring sheepskin carpets, king sized bed, an en-suite bathroom and a hot tub on adjoining private deck where they can relax and recline beneath the stars. Central to the Alpine Lodge is the Mountain Kitchen which is linked to the chalets by raised wooden boardwalks. The Mountain Kitchen features two separate living areas, wood-burning fires, a well stocked library and bar area and first class dining facilities.

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Internet Access
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Seclusion
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 4
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire..

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A 50% deposit is required to confirm all reservations.

Cancellation Policy

No charge outside 31 Days prior to arrival
 if cancelled.

100% Charge within 31 Days prior to arrival if cancelled.

Accepted Forms of Payment

All transactions will be processed in NZD$


Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Amex accepted

Terms & Conditions

Inclusions


Full breakfast, lunch (lodge or packed), pre-dinner canapés and three course gourmet dinner. All beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic (except Reserve Cellar wine list). Services of a guide for on-property activities. Gourmet picnic lunches, lighter options, and special dietary requirements catered to upon request. WIFI across the entire property and Satellite television available in the main lodge building.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Full Private Chef Prepared Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay (inclusive of rates)
  • Photographs on Alpine Landing during the helicopter arrival transfer
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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