QUEENSTOWN ISN’T THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD WITHOUT REASON.
When your days are spent trekking through New Zealand’s Southern Alps, teeing off in the shadows of the razorback Remarkables mountain range or fishing for rainbow trout in Lake Wakatipu, it’s nice to come home to Blanket Bay, where the welcome is warm, the cuisine is hearty and ever-changing (we love the Canterbury Quail) and the lodge accommodations are grand and gracious. Of course, every moment may not be an adrenaline rush – there’s plenty of time for sipping New Zealand’s best Central Otago wines, reading in front of a roaring fire in your Chalet Suite and sinking into a Manuka honey healing facial at the spa or swimming in the heated outdoor pool in full view of the alpine glory that surrounds the lodge.
- Closest Airport
- Queenstown Airport | 45 minutes drive (51 KMs)
- Number of Rooms
- 6 Lodge Rooms | 3 Lodge Suites | 4 Chalet Suites | (12 Rooms)
- The Restaurants
- Evening Dining Room, Wine Cave (Private dining), Outdoor Dining
- Amenities and Facilities
- Family Accommodation
- Family Friendly
- Family Interconnecting Rooms
- Half Board
- Heated Lap Pool
- Horseback Riding
- House Car
- Room Service
- Wine Cave
- Rebecca Recommends Amenities
Cocktails with the General Manager – meet with Tom Butler the legend of Blanket Bay who will be delighted to share his experiences of living in one of the most jaw dropingly beautiful locations in the world.
- Rebecca Recommends Secrets
Savor the down time – some of the most precious family memories are made as you stroll hand-in-hand through a destination new to all of you. It helps tremendously when that place is soul-achingly stunning!
Wet Jacket and Domaine Thomson are both must-see wineries that dazzle not only with their wines, but with the stories behind each vintage.
Nothing comes close to riding horseback through Lord of the Rings country in the vast landscapes of South Island – Blanket Bay can arrange rides of any length and for any level of rider with local stables.
For those looking for that all important adrenaline rush can experience the country’s first gravity fueled mountain carting adventure in nearby Cadrona.
No visit to New Zealand is complete until you experience the thrill of a flight-seeing tour over the World Heritage Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound by helicopter. It’s a real treat to take off from the lawns of Blanket Bay.
- Combination Stay/Why Visit
If a stay at one of the world’s best luxury lodges isn’t enough – there is nowhere else on Earth where there are so many activities so close by with fly-fishing and heli-skiing, the country’s best hiking on the Routeburn or Milford Tracks, jet boating and kayaking, horseback riding, art trails and vineyards and more. Southern Crossings, are on hand to assist you with unique insights to the surrounding areas and one of a kind experiences specifically tailored to your client. If your clients are time rich, combine your visit to New Zealand with a trip to Australia or the South Pacific.