Hunting for the ultimate escape ? look no further than Minaret Station
In a remote valley, framed by New Zealand’s Southern Alps, Minaret Station offers the inviting combination of escape, luxury and adventure. A 22000 hectare sheep, cattle and deer farm, accessible only by boat or helicopter (a very scenic flight from Queenstown or Wanaka), this luxury retreat is shared with only a fortunate few.
Four luxuriously appointed individual chalets each offer a spacious bedroom with sitting area, ensuite bathroom and a private deck with hot-tub. The Chalets are connected by a series of raised boardwalks to the communal Mountain Kitchen dining and lounge area where guests enjoy the finest New Zealand cuisine and award-winning local wines.
Surrounded by untouched landscapes of breathtaking natural beauty – glaciers, lakes, fjords and mountains - guests are spoilt for choice when considering how to spend their time at Minaret – guided walks and hikes, 4wd farm tours, abseiling, rock-climbing, heli-skiing, mountain biking, heli-picnicking and flightseeing or just relaxing with a good book .. but without doubt some of the key drawcards of this retreat are the superb fishing and hunting opportunities on offer.
The property has exclusive access to remote rivers and streams which offer unsurpassed fly-fishing adventures (spot and stalk the crystal clear waters for rainbow and brown trout between October and March) as well as easy heli-access to deep sea fishing excursions off the Southwest Coast, Stewart Island and spectacular Fjordland.
Meanwhile exclusive and unparalleled hunting experiences offer exciting trophy opportunities and essential conservation benefit. Professional experienced guides tailor adventures to hunt game birds such as duck, goose, pheasant, swan and turkey or stalk red stag, elk bull, chamois and fallow buck, South Pacific goat and Aarapawa Ram.