Queenstown and Wanaka

Minaret Station

Inescapable rustic beauty

Embrace pastoral serenity away from the city

Accessible only by helicopter, the isolation of Minaret Station is what gives it its unique draw and inescapable rustic beauty. You’ll find four simple chalets dotted across the grounds. Deceptively minimalist from the outside, they foster a pastoral serenity not found in the extravagance of inner city establishments.

The luxurious chalets are warm and comfortable with all the modern indulgences and amenities, from sheepskin carpets to spacious en-suite bathrooms with underfloor heating, and each has its own private deck with hot tub.

Being a working farm, the food here features seasonal produce. Using only the freshest ingredients for their menu, the Mountain Kitchen is connected to all the chalets by a wooden walkway. The gourmet offerings are paired with a fine collection of wines, making this culinary experience a highlight of your stay. Savour the moment on a deck with sweeping views, in the warm dining room or even in the privacy of your own residence.

There is no shortage of things to do here, whether in snow or sunshine. A haven for fishing enthusiasts, there are both saltwater and freshwater opportunities with guided trips leading you to some of the best spots. Adventure junkies can tackle some of the hiking tracks or hop onto a mountain bike and battle some of the most exhilarating ascents and descents in the country. Jet boats speed along emerald blue waters, while nearby Fiordland is the most spectacularly remote national park in New Zealand.


Four serene chalets dotted around the grounds

Mountain kitchen using fresh ingredients

A saltwater and freshwater fishing haven

Hiking trails and mountain bike tracks to explore

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