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Minaret Station Alpine Lodge
Why we like it
- New Zealand's most remote luxury lodge
- Set in the stunning picturesque glacial valley in the heart of the Southern Alps
- Accessible only by helicopter
- Activities include heli-skiing, hiking, mountain biking and scenic flights
Choose from one of the many available activities; hiking the local trails, spot wild game animals, take a helicopter to explore the rugged Fiordland West Coast accessing incredible fly-fishing rivers.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
Guests are hosted in luxuriously furnished chalets complete with snug sheepskin carpets, king beds, en suite bathroom, spacious dressing room and private deck set with hot tub where you can relax beneath the stars. Each chalet is joined to the central 'Mountain Kitchen' with its well stocked library, dining room, living area, wood burning fires, first class chef and on-site private guides.
Best time to be there
Summer on the north island (December to February) is ideal for outdoor pursuits with mild temperatures and hours of sunshine. Venture to the numerous ski slopes and warm up close to a crackling fire during the winter months in June to August.
Auckland (Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, daily)
26 hours, one stop
GMT +12 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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