New Zealand: Alpine Adventure

The alpine scenes of New Zealand are truly breathtaking, the magnificent mountain peaks and rolling valleys beckoning travellers to explore from the world over.

Journey Overview

The alpine scenes of New Zealand are truly breathtaking, the magnificent mountain peaks and rolling valleys beckoning travellers to explore from the world over. Immerse yourself in this spectacular region with stays in luxurious Minaret Station a wilderness paradise accessible only by helicopter, and award-winning Blanket Bay, set amid the marvels of Lake Wakatipu. A journey for those with an adventurous heart, enjoy opportunities to hike, horseride, cycle and ski amongst some of New Zealand’s most unforgettable high-altitude landscapes.

Journey Highlights

  • Stay at magnificent Minaret Station located at the head of a stunningly picturesque glacial valley in the heart of the Southern Alps
  • Stay in the award-winning Blanket Bay situated at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu surrounded by extraordinary mountain views    
  • Choose to explore the beautiful mountains, stunning waterfalls, spectacular glaciers, fiords and farmland your own way, on horseback, by bike or on foot
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Queenstown – Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

On arrival into Queenstown, meet your A&K driver and transfer by private vehicle to meet your helicopter flight to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge.

Transfer by helicopter to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge, drinking in the spectacular landscapes as they unfold below you. Gain a unique perspective on the rolling hills and breathtaking mountain peaks, the spectacular wilderness enticing you to explore. On arrival, settle into your luxurious lodge, standing in awe of the glacial valley views.

Your stay at Minaret Alpine Lodge includes a full chef-prepared breakfast, lunch (lodge or picnic), pre-dinner drinks & canapés, a three course gourmet dinner, all beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic (except reserve cellar wine list) and an on-site hiking guide. Savour a delicious dinner with your evening at leisure.
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Days 2-3: Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

Today enjoy all the activities on offer at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge. Discover the beautiful mountains, stunning waterfalls, spectacular glaciers, fiords and farmland, enjoy hikes, skiing, fishing, jet boating, horseriding and kayaking, all accessed by helicopter from the lodge. (Activities are at additional cost).
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Day 4: Blanket Bay

Start today with a helicopter departure from Minaret Station over truly spectacular scenery to Blanket Bay. Be spellbound by the mountains, valleys and endless lakes before arriving at luxurious Blanket Bay. Settle in to your idyllic home away from home for the next few days with a cocktail by the fire, or perhaps relaxing with a rejuvenating spa treatment.

'New Zealand's Ultimate Alpine Escape' Blanket Bay has received many international accolades. Discovery Channel featured the lodge in their '7 Wonder Resorts of the World' and 'Five Star Insider' documentaries. The Rob Report has consistently listed Blanket Bay in the top 100 hotels of the world.

Your stay at Blanket Bay includes pre-dinner drinks, dinner, breakfast and carte blanche use of sports equipment and facilities.
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Days 5-6: Blanket Bay

Enjoy two days at leisure in this breathtaking haven. For those wishing to embrace all the incredible experiences that New Zealand has to offer, Blanket Bay offers a variety of activities including guided fly-fishing on the lake, a spellbinding heli-flight- to witness magnificent Milford Sound, jet boating or hiking in the Mt. Aspiring National Park, golf, horse riding on the adjoining Wyuna High Country Station and heliskiing in the winter to explore the spectacular alpine landscapes (all at additional cost).
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Day 7: Blanket Bay – Depart Queenstown

Say farewell to spectacular New Zealand, as you transfer by private car back to Queenstown to meet your onward flight.
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Minaret Station

New Zealand: Alpine Adventure

Accessible only by helicopter, and located at the head of a stunningly picturesque glacial valley in the heart of the Southern Alps, Mina ... Read more

Blanket Bay

New Zealand: Alpine Adventure

Award-winning Blanket Bay is situated at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu a forty-five minute drive from Queenstown, surrounded by extra ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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