Off the Grid, Hidden Luxury Getaway

From Queenstown to Queenstown
  • Otago & Alpine Region
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Luxury
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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 and is one of the most secluded luxury lodges in the world.

Tour Itinerary

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

You will be met at Queenstown airport and transferred to the nearby heliport to get ready for your heli-transfer to the lodge located in the rugged South Island.This unique luxury lodge is set in a remote glacial valley and therefore only accessible by helicopter. Enjoy your 25-30 minute flight as you will pass through some incredible scenery.
Upon arrival check-in to your chalet and get familiar with the surroundings. You may take a short walk on the boardwalks and valley floor to the waterfalls, or just relax and soak in the atmosphere of this special place.

Later on it is time to enjoy the world class cuisine the lodge has to offer. Meet at the Mountain Kitchen for some pre-dinner drinks and canapés. After indulge in the fine dining dinner with wine pairing.

During the evening step outside and be amazed by the stunning night sky!

Day 2
Minaret Station

After a delicious breakfast get ready to start exploring and spend some time with a private guide discovering the surrounding beauty of your lodge.
You can also book 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.

Enjoy a packed lunch whilst exploring or if you decide to relax at the lodge your lunch is served at the Mountain Kitchen.

Spend the afternoon creating life-long memories at this truly extraordinary place.

At the end of the day relax with some pre-dinner drinks and canapés. Later on enjoy your multi-course gourmet dinner with paired wine.

Any plans for tonight? Maybe relax in the spa and enjoy the night sky.

Day 3
Minaret Station Queenstown

After your breakfast you have some time to enjoy the morning at leisure before you board the helicopter that will take you back to Queenstown. The flight will take you once more, through spectacular mountain valleys, over snow-capped peaks and across braided alpine rivers and then back to civilization!

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
  • Included Copy 31 Helicopter departures from Wanaka are also possible

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

$3,161 USD

Per person, sharing

including GST

Daily Departures