Concealed in one of the most remote areas of the South Island you’ll find Minaret Lodge. This secluded alpine lodge has just four luxurious chalets, each with its own private guide.
Situated on a high country farm of more than 20,000 hectares is a private oasis just waiting to host you and seven others.
Only accessible via helicopter, your adventure will begin with epic vistas of some of New Zealand’s finest landscapes. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a welcome drink and introduced to your private guide. Ready for an unforgettable experience?
Day 1 – Day 2
Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is surrounded by nothing but breathtaking scenery. Begin your four-day adventure with a hike across a terrain of your choosing. Whether it be a gentle walk to neighbouring waterfalls or a challenging hill climb for those seeking a heart-pumping trek.
The second day will see you following in the footsteps of Captain Cook, exploring the Dusky Sound. It’s one of the most remote fjords in Fiordland National Park. Here you’ll enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch while soaking in the surrounding scenery. To close out the day, savour an evening aperitif and decadent dinner in the main chalet. Or, if you seek a little recluse, relish in an intimate candlelit dinner in the privacy of your own alpine lodge.
Day 3 – Day 4
Take to the skies and onward to Mount Cook for a day of ice-trekking. You’ll be in awe of the unspoiled blue ice caves at the Mount Cook glacier. A gourmet picnic lunch will be served in a stunning alpine location. Upon return, your private chef will cook you a decadent dinner featuring some of New Zealand’s finest produce.
On the final day, you’ll be whisked to Central Otago via helicopter to explore and sip your way through some of the country’s best vineyards. Pinot noir, anyone?
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