Surrounded by 50,000 acres of wild working high-country farmland, this rugged destination is the ideal spot for a secluded luxury holiday in New Zealand. With exceptionally spacious private chalets, first class dining and private hot tubs, this unique hotel is a firm favourite with international guests seeking both superior tranquillity and comfort.
Rooms with unparalleled views
Make your choice from a stunning array of opulently proportioned chalets, surrounded by beauty and each beautifully styled in high-country design. Recharge and relax in the seclusion of your own private chalet and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of New Zealand from the deck. At Minaret Station, each individual residence inspires a feeling of undisturbed tranquillity and harmony with the natural world. From carpets of warm sheepskin and massive king-sized beds these chalets are incredibly luxurious.
A feast of treats
High Country culinary wonders await you in the Minaret Station. By a series of high wooden boardwalks, the exclusive chalets are linked to the Mountain Kitchen. Dine on the local delicacies with fresh produce native to the area. There is a wealth of excellent wines on offer from the well-stocked cellar or enjoy a cool cocktail by one of the roaring outdoor fires beneath the stars.
A mountain of adventures
As you might imagine in such a unique location as the Minaret, this resort plays host to an excellent list of activities. Indoors you can enjoy the mountain location’s library and unwind with a book or relax and rejuvenate in the sumptuous spa pool. The Minaret has the privilege of its own private helipad, so there are plenty of opportunities to explore New Zealand’s awe-inspiring scenery from a lofty vantage. These helicopter adventures will allow you to discover this incredible wilderness of the Southern Alps before returning to your private chalet by the fireside.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.