Minaret Lodge

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

A secluded glacial resort

There are few, if any, places quite like this in the world. Private, luxury lodge accommodation set in a remote glacial valley surrounded by towering peaks, accessible only by helicopter. Comfortable in every sense, with warm hospitality and world class cuisine, Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is truly an extraordinary location to escape the “real world”.

Mineret Lodge Helicopter Transfer

Your Arrival

Without road access, getting to Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is part of the experience.
Accessible only by helicopter, we offer daily departures flying from our Queenstown and Wanaka heliports. This is not your normal hotel transfer. Flying through spectacular mountain valleys, over snow-capped peaks and across braided alpine rivers, the journey into Minaret Station is up there amongst some of the world’s finest scenic flights. And this we call a transfer!

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Minerate Lodge Bedrooms
Minaret Station 4 chalets linked to the Lodge with dining facilities
Minaret Station Chalets interior

Your Luxury Stay

Our guests enjoy privacy and comfort surrounded by tasteful high-country design. Each of the four chalets feature a king-sized bed (or twin), ensuite bathroom, hot tub, and private deck where guests can relax and unwind beneath the stars.

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Minaret Station Dining
Alpine dining extreme


From paddock to plate – there is great pride taken sourcing the bounty of this astounding region.  Chefs use only the freshest local ingredients from Central Otago’s basin. In fact, the free range venison, Lumina Lamb and Angus Beef we use are all sourced from Minaret Station’s own 50,000 acre working farm. Seafood is fresh from Stewart Island, the West Coast and Fiordland. Beautiful produce is provided by passionate local growers.

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Heliskiing from Minaret Station
Mountain kea at Minaret Station
Boardwalks at Minaret Station
Alpine hiking at Minaret Station

Your Experiences

On the Minaret Station Experiences page, indulge in unparalleled luxury and adventure amidst New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Helicopter to the exclusive alpine retreat for a scenic escape. Explore the breathtaking landscapes on guided hikes or heli-skiing adventures, and relax in a secluded hot tub with panoramic views. Experience fly-fishing in pristine alpine lakes or a private spa treatment in this remote haven. With activities blending natural beauty and refined luxury, Minaret Station promises an unforgettable retreat for those seeking a unique and immersive experience.

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Alpine Hideaway

Private, luxury lodge accommodation set in a remote glacial valley surrounded by towering peaks, accessible only by helicopter.

Map for Minaret Station location

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