Getting Here

Blanket Bay is located at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu and is about a 45 minute drive from Queenstown or a short helicopter ride from Queenstown International Airport.


Flight times to Auckland

Los Angeles, USA (Direct): 11 hrs 45 mins
San Francisco, USA (Direct): 12 hrs
Houston, USA (Direct): 13 hrs 45 mins
Dallas, USA (Direct): 15 hrs 55 mins
Chicago, USA (Direct): 16 hrs 10 mins
New York, USA (Direct): 17 hrs 35 mins

London, England (Two flights): 25 hrs 40 mins
Frankfurt, Germany (Two flights): 26 hrs 15 mins
Hong Kong (Direct): 10 hrs 30 mins
Singapore (Direct): 10 hrs 45 mins

Flight times direct to Queenstown

Sydney: 3 hrs
Melbourne: 3 hrs 20 mins
Brisbane: 3 hrs 20 mins
Gold Coast: 3 hrs 35 mins


Flight times direct to Queenstown

Christchurch: 45 mins
Wellington: 1 hr 20 mins
Auckland: 1 hr 45 mins

Queenstown AIRPORT Transfers


For those guests wishing to explore the Southern Lakes District we recommend hiring a car. Avis, Hertz and Budget are based in Queenstown and at the airport.

The drive to Blanket Bay is magnificent. Only 40 minutes from Queenstown, or 55 minutes from the airport, the sealed road offers breathtaking views of hanging valleys, towering mountains, and Lake Wakatipu.


Luxury Sedan: from NZ $375.00 domestic terminal and NZ $410.00 international terminal
Mini Van 1-8 passengers: from NZ $480.00 domestic terminal and NZ $500 international terminal
Transfers are costed per vehicle, one way and are inclusive of GST. Prices are subject to change. All transfer bookings can be made directly with the Guest Services team at Blanket Bay.


Squirrel B3: NZ $1925.00 and Airbus EC130 NZ $2310
Six seats, or 3/4 people plus limited luggage
Transfers are costed per helicopter, one way and are inclusive of GST. Prices are subject to change. Indicative prices from Queenstown airport to Blanket Bay.


An alternative transfer is by Glenorchy Air from Queenstown and landing on the nearby Glenorchy airstrip just 2 minutes from Blanket Bay. For additional information regarding transfers or charters please ask your travel advisor or the Blanket Bay team. You will enjoy unparalleled views of the New Zealand Southern Alps, National Parks and the surrounding region.

Getting Around

Driving times and suggested routes to Blanket Bay

Christchurch: 7 hours
Christchurch > Ashburton > Geraldine > Fairlie > Twizel > Cromwell > Queenstown > Blanket Bay

West Coast: 7 hours
Greymouth > Hokitika > Franz Joseph Glacier > Fox Glacier > Haast > Wanaka > Cromwell > Queenstown > Blanket Bay

Dunedin: 4 hours
Dunedin > Milton > Roxburgh > Alexandra > Cromwell > Queenstown > Blanket Bay

Driving times from Blanket Bay

Queenstown: 40 minutes
Queenstown Airport: 55 minutes
Arrowtown: 1 hour
Cromwell: 1.5 hours
Wanaka: 2 hours

The Blanket Bay Experience

Situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by some of New Zealand’s most remote and pristine wilderness - Blanket Bay is where relaxation and adventure meets luxury accommodation, unparalleled service and five star facilities.

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