Epic Wilderness of South Island

The ultimate journey of South Island's most remote, secluded wilderness. Discover out of this world landscapes, take in the great outdoors and experience New Zealand's wildest region that are inaccessible by road. A sojourn for the adventure connoisseur. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience South Island's most stunning remote landscapes

Enjoy stays throughout in Luxury Lodges of New Zealand

Experience exceptional wine and gourmet experiences

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE CHRISTCHURCH / QUEENSTOWN / BLANKET BAY

Arrive into Christchurch Intl Airport and then connect to your domestic flight to Queenstown. On arrival at Queenstown Airport, be met and transfer to the stunning Blanket Bay Lodge (50mins drive) nestled amidst the rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Spend the day settling down to the wonderful surroundings and enjoy a day at leisure. 

Overnight: Blanket Bay Lodge, Glenorchy

Meals: NIL

DAY 2: BLANKET BAY (EXCURSION TO MILFORD SOUND)

A spectacular day beckons as you embark onto a light aircraft for a scenic journey to Milford Sound through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Once in Milford Sound, transfer to the Milford Sound scenic cruise (2hrs) where you will travel the length of the fjords and out to the Tasman Sea on a modern catamaran. Thereafter, you will return to the light aircraft for your scenic flight return to Glenorchy. 

Overnight: Blanket Bay Lodge, Glenorchy

Meals: Breakfast 

DAY 3: BLANKET BAY (OTAGO ART & WINE TRAILS)

Spend an unforgettable day as we visit the homes and galleries of New Zealand's pre-eminent artists coupled with sampling Otago's finest wines at local vineyards such as the award-winning Amisfield Winery & Bistro and Gibbston Valley Winery

Overnight: Blanket Bay Lodge, Glenorchy

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4: BLANKET BAY / MINARET STATION

This afternoon, be escorted to your private helicopter for an amazing journey to Minaret Station, set at the head of a picturesque glacial valley within the untouched landscapes and beauty of the Southern Alps. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to soak in the surreal landscapes that only the privileged few gets to experience. 

Overnight: Minaret Station

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5: MINARET STATION

Adventures abound today as we enjoy a fabulous line up of activities. The High Country Station Muster is a working high country station running more than 20,000 head of mixed livestock sheep, cattle and deer. Join the shepherds in mustering the livestocks into new valleys for grazing or embark on a most amazing high country hiking on stunning trails where you will admire changing landscapes from sub-alpine shrubs to the higher hanging basins formed from thousands of years of glaciation. The trails then head downstream following the Estuary Burn River and soon merge into the native beech forest which forms a canopy over much of the valley floor. 

Overnight: Minaret Station

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6: MINARET STATION / QUEENSTOWN

We say farewell to the Minaret Station today where you will embark on a scenic helicopter flight to Queenstown for your onward journey. 

Meals: Breakfast

HOTELS

Nestled amidst rugged snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand's finest lodge - Blanket Bay, 35mins drive from Queenstown. The lodge is sublimely designed for a luxurious comfort in a setting of tranquillity offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and rivers. 

Blanket Bay Lodge, Glenorchy

Accessible only by helicopter, Minaret Station offers travellers an exclusive and authentic alpine experience and is the ultimate epitome of comfort and luxury in the wilderness of the Southern Alps. Enjoy a range of guided activities including fishing, hunting, hiking and more in one of New Zealand's true wilderness. 

Minaret Station

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