This is a property for the more intrepid explorer; for those who really want to get away from it all. Simply put, Minaret Station offers a true alpine experience.
The lodge is only reachable by helicopter or boat and sits amongst the mostly untouched Southern Alps. With a glacial valley to one side and Lake Wanaka to the other, you really will find yourself at one with your natural surroundings.
There are just four luxury chalets available, each boasting a suite of rooms adorned in sheepskin and country-style furnishings. Local art covers the walls of the Mountain Kitchen that features two further living areas with open fires and world-class dining facilities.
Why we like it
The wealth of activities available here is the real allure. For those active and adventurous enough, heli-skiing is the order of the day, and there are plenty of fishing and hunting tours too. What’s not to like?