Near Wanaka, New Zealand
Tucked away in the Southern Alps, Minaret Station offers all year round exclusive alpine adventures in the most spectacularly secluded surrounds.
Set on a 50,000 acre working farm in a remote glacial alpine valley surrounded by towering peaks and accessible only by helicopter (from Queenstown or Wanaka), Minaret Station offers an authentic New Zealand high country experience.
Tailored and privately guided activities accessed by helicopter from Minaret include hiking, biking, hunting, fly fishing and skiing. These activities showcase the awe-inspiring national parks, mountains and lakes surrounding Minaret. Take a scenic flight to the breathtaking blue ice caves of Aoraki-Mt Cook, the spectacular Sounds of fabulous Fiordland, or the wild West Coast.
Minaret Station’s four freestanding chalets offer king size beds and a hot tub on the private deck. Connected to the chalets by a series of boardwalks, the ‘Mountain Kitchen’ at the Alpine Lodge forms a hub for guests, featuring two separate living areas, wood burning fires, a well-stocked library, a cellar and first-class dining facilities.
Minaret Station's exclusive access to remote rivers and secret mountain streams allows for unsurpassed private fly fishing adventures. The property also offers easy heli-access to deep sea fishing adventures off New Zealand's South-West Coast and cray fishing excursions in fabulous Fiordland.
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