Premium alpine retreat in the heart of pristine wilderness

Facilities & services
  • 4 rooms
  • Culinary options
  • Fishing haven
  • Hikes
  • Jet boat adventures
  • Mountain bike trails

Accessible only by helicopter, the isolation of Minaret Station is what gives it its unique draw and inescapable rustic beauty. Four simple chalets populate 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.

With the establishment being a working farm, the cuisine at the hotel is one of seasonal produce and local excellence. 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 vintages, 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 guests to some of the best spots. For adventure junkies, 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 which carve their ways through lush geographies while nearby Fiordland is the most spectacularly remote national park in New Zealand.

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