Explore Mount Aspiring and its magical surroundings from the Minaret Station
, which sits on a glacial valley in the Southern Alps, on the western shores of Lake Wanaka. These alpine chalets (the epitome of rustic chic) are accessible only by boat or helicopter, and there are just four of them, guaranteeing a truly remote and unique experience. It is also a working farm, home to thousands of sheep and cattle.
You’ll arrive in style by helicopter, and once here, the range of delicious activities include hiking and mountain biking adventures, jetboating trips and private helicopter tours over the lakes, fiords and glaciers, where you can fly low over the water, following pods of dolphins, and soar over the mountains.
Touch down on a glacier, and enjoy a stop in a secluded alpine meadow or on a mountain top for a scenic picnic lunch, accompanied by champagne. You can even catch lobsters and barbecue them for lunch on a mountain peak – perfect for celebrating a special occasion.
Back at the lodge, relax in your hot tub while taking in the views.