Minaret Station

Minaret Station

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.

Tailor Made Trips Cycling Excursions Fishing Hiking Kayaking Snow & heli-skiing Ski

before you go

Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip

The Essentials
Accessible only by Helicopter / 4 secluded private lodges / Library / 1 Restaurant / Heli - Hikes / Heli - Biking / Fishing / Heli - Skiing
When to travel
December to February are the warmest months with July being the coldest, but the weather is pretty settled year-round.
How to get there
Air New Zealand offer services via Los Angeles and Emirates, Singapore Airline and Qantas all offer access via the Middle East and Far East. Flight times are around 27 hours with at least 1 stopover.

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 26 years in travel industry
Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia & Indo-China 26 years in travel industry
Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 37 years in travel industry

Have you ever wondered about the team behind your holiday? Our expert team are always on hand and invite you to give them a call to discuss your perfect holiday with Azure.

We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

01244 322770
Opening Hours
  • Monday - Friday- 9am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 9:30am - 1pm
  • Sunday- Closed

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