Minerete Station

Minaret Station

Your experience of this alpine station begins on your 20-minute helicopter flight to this backcountry outpost in the Southern Alps taking you over the deep-blue waters of Lake Wanaka, across tussock grasslands and forests of beech, and up to the head of a glacier-carved valley where New Zealand’s first luxury tented lodge sits above a braided alpine stream.

Things you can do: When not soaking up the Tolkienesque splendor of the setting, guests can go on hiking adventures, tour Minaret Station’s farm—home to some 10,000 deer, 7,000 sheep, and 1,000 cattle—picnic on mountaintops, or hop back in the helicopter for fly-fishing outings or way-off-piste skiing, depending on the season.
Minaret Station Excursion

Signature Series:

Our most spectacular privately guided scenic flight experiences.

  • Fiordland Heli Traverse
  • Dusky Sound Experience
  • Aoraki Mt Cook
Adventure Series

Go beyond the beaten path and explore the best of New Zealand’s outdoors.

  • Heli-sking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • West Coast Adventure
  • Guided Hunting
  • Back-Country fishing

Heli Biking

Discovery Series

Shorter experiences at a slower pace. Perfect for those special occasions to share with friends or family. 

  • Mountain Kitchen Lunch
  • Minaret Station Highlights
  • Ridgetop Champagne

Minerete Station Snao

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