Accessible only by helicopter, Minaret Station is an exclusive alpine lodge nestled within a remote glacial valley near Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island


Experience a truly secluded getaway at Minaret Station Alpine Lodge, Wanaka. Surrounded by National Parks, towering peaks and winding valleys, with only four private chalets available, you'll feel as if you have the mountains and surrounding wilderness to yourself. Minaret Station private chalets feature a king-size bed, spacious ensuite and a private deck with a hot tub and expansive views of the alpine valley. At the heart of the Alpine Lodge is the Mountain Kitchen, a warm, welcoming space for guests that features separate living areas, cosy fireplaces and the main dining room. A culinary experience in itself, your stay includes all meals prepared by resident chefs, together with an extensive range of beverages. A private guide is also included so you can discover the alpine trails during your stay.

Starry Night Exterior at Minaret Station
Deck and Spa at Minaret Station
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What's Included
  • Daily full breakfast
  • Daily lunch either at the Mountain Kitchen or as a packed picnic
  • Nightly pre-dinner drinks and canapes
  • Nightly multi-course gourmet dinner paired with wine
  • A selection of drinks including a chalet mini-bar
  • Private guide for hiking from the lodge
3Getting here
Location & Access

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is located near Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island and is only accessible by helicopter. Private or scheduled scenic helicopter transfers can be arranged from Queenstown and Wanaka heliports.

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4Insider Advice
What You Need to Know
Best Room

King Chalet - for the utmost privacy only four chalets are available, with each offering equal standards of comfort and luxury

Suitable For

Honeymooners, couples and private groups

Best Nearby Walk

Explore Minaret Station Alpine Lodge and its spectacular surroundings with a guided walk

Best Nearby Park

Mt Aspiring National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Multi-course dinner prepared by resident chefs using fresh produce sourced from the Minaret Station Farm and Central Otago region, paired with award-winning local wines

Best Place for Relaxation

Looking out across the alpine surrounds from the private hot tub on your outdoor deck



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