Off the Grid, Hidden Luxury Getaway

From Wanaka to Wanaka
  • Otago & Alpine Region
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Luxury
  • Romance and Honeymoon
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Tour Description

Get completely off the grid and discover the great outdoors, away from the roads and surround yourself with glacial valley and towering peaks.

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is only accessible by helicopter and truly an extraordinary location to escape the “real world”. This getaway is an opportunity to enjoy some of life’s most precious elements; time, fresh air, and open space.

Treat your partner, go with a group of friends for a special occasion, or even ask us to make a honeymoon registry package for you.  This is one of those once in a lifetime special experiences!

Viva's Best Bits...

Fine dining - Fresh locally sourced food and wine, including Lamb and Angus Beef sourced from Minaret Station’s own 50,000 acre working farm

"There are few places like this in the world, a luxury lodge in a pristine glacial valley in the Southern Alps, accessed only by helicopter" Ersan, Team Viva

Remote and off the grid, this lodge is truly a unique experience. Only accessible by helicopter.

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Wanaka Minaret Station

You will be picked up in Wanaka by helicopter, the only way to access your lodge. Along the way, you will pass through some incredible scenery. Enjoy your time here by hiking the boardwalks and valley floor to the waterfalls.
Fine dining dinner with wine pairing.
In the evening enjoy the stunning night sky!

Day 2
Minaret Station

You spend this day with a private guide at your disposal discovering the surrounding beauty of your lodge. Optional activities during your stay such as a heli traverse experience or a heli journey to Dusky Sounds which is a pristine shoreline of this World Heritage Area, where you can retrace the steps of explorer Captain Cook.

Day 3
Minaret Station Wanaka

You have the morning at leisure before you board the helicopter that will take you back to Wanaka. Again along the way, you will experience the most stunning scenery this region has to offer.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 2 nights in a private luxury chalet
  • Included Copy 20 Nightly pre-dinner drinks and canapés
  • Included Copy 20 Nightly multi-course gourmet dinner, with paired wine
  • Included Copy 20 Daily full breakfast.
  • Included Copy 20 Daily lunch, either at the Mountain Kitchen or packed picnic lunch.
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Scenic heli flight for the return transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Private guide for hiking from the lodge
  • Included Copy 31 This package can be tailored to suit your interests
  • Included Copy 31 Additional add ons: heli skiing, fly fishing, biking and more
Alpine helicopters - Minaret Station


  • Included Spectacular heli flight over alpine scenery just to get to the lodge!
  • Included Enjoy open spaces, only 4 private luxury chalets in a remote glacial valley
  • Included Explore the alpine region with your private guide
  • Included Outstanding fine dining, locally sourced food and wine
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3 days

Price from

$3,654 USD

Per person, sharing

including GST

Daily Departures