Minaret Station is New Zealand’s first Luxury Tented Lodge, located at the head of a stunningly picturesque glacial valley in the heart of the Southern Alps.

Accessible only by helicopter, Minaret Station treats those fortunate enough to experience this wilderness landscape, to a level of comfort and style never before available in the New Zealand mountains. Guests are hosted under canvas in luxuriously furnished tented suites complete with wall to wall sheepskin carpet, king beds, a private deck set with its own hot tub, full en-suite with double vanity and endless hot showers.

 

On-site facilities include the ‘Mountain Kitchen’ with its well stocked library, dining room, living area, open fires, first class chef and on-site private guides. Activities include hiking the many trails; experiencing the life of high country farming; spotting for wild game animals on the adjacent slopes; taking a helicopter to explore the rugged Fiordland West Coast, accessing incredible fly-fishing rivers; or simply relaxing with a book on your private deck.

 

Whatever you decide, the experience of staying at Minaret Station will be both moving and inspiring. Unquestionably the highlight of any New Zealand vacation.