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Blanket Bay

An elegant, luxury lodge, with a natural, rustic edge, Blanket Bay is framed by the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu and New Zealand's majestic Southern Alps. Here you can indulge in a plethora of outdoor activities knowing that the relaxing lodge awaits.

Glenorchy, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
Blanket Bay
  • A beautiful remote retreat on the shores of Lake Wakatipu surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

  • Waking up to views of Lake Wakatipu reflecting the lofty mountain peaks is pretty magical

  • Enjoy the heated outdoor pool, steam room, therapy room and whirlpool tub after a day of adventures

  • Just a 7 minute drive from the quant town of Glenorchy and a 35 minute scenic drive to the action packed Queenstown

In this haven of peace and tranquillity on the pristine shores of Lake Wakatipu lies the luxury lodge Blanket Bay. The views are out of this world - around you, snow-capped mountains hold court over wild rivers and hillsides of golden grasslands, and ancient forests huddle up to crystal clear lakes.

The lodge's main building is designed to be warm and welcoming and there are plenty of cosy corners in which to relax, a games room and a den with a fully stocked self service bar. Here you can enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and refined cuisine in a choice of dining venues both indoors, outdoors and even underground in the wine cave. The lodge's chefs use the best regional produce New Zealand has to offer and produce contemporary food full of flavour and style that has won Blanket Bay many awards and accolades.

All rooms and suites at Blanket Bay are filled with sumptuous furnishings and elegant rugs and creature comforts are never lacking. Natural materials are used throughout, echoing the Lodge’s natural interaction with the environment and every room is carefully designed to take full advantage of the magnificent lake and mountain vistas from every aspect whether it be the bedroom, bathroom or outside on the terrace or deck.

From Blanket Bay the choice of activities and day trips is voluminous - from heli-skiing and heli-fishing to horse riding, rafting and mountain biking there is something to suit all levels of experience and adventure. Back at the lodge a comforting Jacuzzi, sauna or dip in the lap pool await and in-room massage could be just what you need to revive you before cocktail hour begins.

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Top tip:

Being picked up by helicopter from the lawns in front of Blanket Bay and flown over the stunning Milford Sound was something I will never forget!

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Glenorchy, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand

Blanket Bay is situated just outside Glenorchy, at the northern head of Lake Wakatipu, nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps.

Queenstown is the closest airport and offers connections to New Zealand's major international airports. Blanket Bay is only 40 minutes from Queenstown, or 50 minutes from the airport. Helicopters and light aircraft transfers can be arranged - a spectacular way to arrive at this beautiful location.

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