Experiences

Experience a Taste of the Southern Lakes Region

With world heritage areas Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Park just minutes away by helicopter, Blanket Bay offers the perfect location for exploring everything this spectacular region has to offer. Jet-boat, horseback, fly-fishing, zip-line, Fun-Yak and hiking tours from the lodge are a small selection of what is offered. Further afield, enjoy a generous selection of world class wineries, art galleries, golf courses and shops.

Milford Sound

Discover spectacular Fiordland

The ultimate way to see Milford Sound and Fiordland is by helicopter. Located just a few kilometres from the Lodge lies the extraordinary World Heritage Area of Fiordland National Park, our private heli-pad is perfectly located to access this remarkable...

Dart River Jet

Wilderness Jet-Boat Safari

Journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life.

Hiking

Routeburn Track

Take a walk, a ‘Great Walk’. This premier track straddles both Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks passing through some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring alpine landscapes. The track is one of New Zealand’s Nine Great Walks and is maintained by...

Horse Riding

Ride the High Country

Our experienced guides, offer expert instruction and extensive local knowledge. There is a choice of superbly schooled quarter horses to suit all riders. All riding is on immaculately maintained Western saddles with safety and comfort top-of-mind. Take a relaxing Western...

Fly & Heli-Fishing

World-class fly-fishing on your doorstep

Blanket Bay is close to several of New Zealand's iconic trout fishing rivers with the Greenstone and Caples minutes away by helicopter. Good fishing is also available nearby in local rivers and streams, along the lake edge or around the...

Heli-Skiing

The ultimate for freedom, adventure and exhilaration

Mountains of untracked powder await. Blanket Bay offers an ‘À La Carte Heli-skiing’ menu to suit a wide range of skiing and snowboarding abilities. Each heliski option has been carefully designed to offer a great degree of flexibility, allowing everyone...

Golf

Five world class golf courses to choose from

The Queenstown area offers several exceptional golfing experiences. Millbrook, with its 27 secluded holes over three individual courses, the challenging Hills 18-holes on the outskirts of Arrowtown along with Jack’s Point are all considered in the top 10 in New...

Wine & Arts Trail

Get a taste for some of the regions finest

The Southern Lakes region has attracted huge interest for its remarkable ‘New World’ wines, with the local varietals like Pinot Noir being rated amongst the world's best. Some of the local wineries, like the award winning Amisfield Winery & Bistro...

Blanket Bay Spa

Relax and unwind in the Blanket Bay Spa

THERAPY SUITE Visiting our two therapy suites, located on the lower level of the Lodge through the fitness center, is a fabulous way to optimise your relaxation while you’re staying with us, but it’s wise to book ahead.   THERAPY...

Adventure Activities

Find out why its called the Adventure Capital of the World

From a leisurely stroll along the lakefront to a jetboat ride into the very heart of the mountains, the variety of options is incredibly diverse offering pleasure or excitement for everyone. *Because of our mountainous region most activities are dependent...

Our concierge team are here to help with selecting your activities and organising your itinerary. If you are interested in finding out more about these experiences before your stay at Blanket Bay please contact us today.

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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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