Blanket Bay Glenorchy

New Zealand Oceania
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
Blanket Bay Glenorchy, Otago - New Zealand
29 August 2023

Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu amidst the rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Blanket Bay is where relaxation and adventure meets luxury accommodation, unparalleled service and five star facilities.

Unsurpassed comfort and service in a spectacular setting is what defines a stay at Blanket Bay. Grand stone-and-timber architecture with beamed ceilings, large open log fireplaces and floor to ceiling windows provide a true lodge experience.

Whether you’re dining at the award winning resturant, relaxing by a fire or making the most of the gym and spa – Blanket Bay offers an unrivalled level of luxury accommodation and amenities for your stay.

Choose from the relaxed and intimate rooms of the Main Lodge, the space and privacy of our Chalets or the unparalled luxury of the Blanket Bay Villa. For the ultimate ‘home away from home’ retreat the Owners Residence offers an ideal setting for a family or group.

The Lodge lies on the edge of one of the greatest alpine wilderness regions in the Southern Hemisphere – a brief helicopter ride away from the stunning Milford Sound and the snow-capped Mt Earnslaw Glacier, the beautiful quiet trout-filled rivers of The Greenstone Valley and the dense pre-historic rainforests of World Heritage Fiordland National Park.

The name, Blanket Bay, recalls the events over 150 years ago when pioneer farmers from Europe sheared their sheep on the shore of a bay under rough shelters stitched together from blankets.

In 1861, a mob of sheep owned by Mr William Gilbert Rees were sheared on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, in a bay just south of where the small town of Glenorchy is situated. This bay was to be named Blanket Bay after blankets used to create the shed and shelters used to protect the eight Maori shearers and the wool from the elements.

During the gold rush of the 1860s miners came to this place seeking their fortunes, first at the Invincible Gold Mine in the Rees Valley and later at Wyuna where still exist remnants of over 20 sheelite mines.

Today Blanket Bay Lodge sits on Wyuna station – a working sheep, cattle and deer farm, historically part of the original Rees station that occupied the entire eastern side of Lake Wakatipu and beyond.

No one knows for sure whether the quiet valley called Paradise, just up the road from Blanket Bay, takes its name from the beautiful ducks that flock here or the magnificence of the surrounding landscape. The valley has been home to the Paradise duck long before humans arrived. When you hold their rich feathers up to the light they shine a brilliant green.

These gentle ducks illustrate a love story as old as the valley itself. When two birds find each other they share a lifelong partnership. Today, their bright feathers are identified with the sanctuary of romantic seclusion found on the doorstep of Paradise and at the centre of the Blanket Bay brand.

Options for staying at Blanket Bay include the stone-and-timber main lodge with its intimate rooms and generous suites. Standalone chalets catering for those who would like their own space and privacy and The Villa providing an unparalleled level of luxury for small or large groups looking for the ultimate Blanket Bay experience. For families or groups looking for the ‘home away from home’ luxury retreat, the Owners Residence is available on request.

Built in the grand style of the finest alpine Lodges and finished with native New Zealand timber and stone. You’ll find cosy corners by stone fireplaces, amazing views and fine dining at the award winning restaurant.

Choose from naturally inspired rooms or larger suites finished in polished wood and fine fabrics, our blanket bay lodge rooms offer sweeping views across lake wakatipu towards the greenstone valley and surrounding peaks.

Relax and unwind in our generous 700 sq. ft. lodge suites that offer comfort, space and luxury set against a beautiful backdrop of Lake Wakatipu and the Humbolt mountains. Enjoy the privacy of your own room before exploring what the lodge has to offer. You’ll find cosy corners by stone fireplaces, amazing views and fine dining at the award winning restaurant.

Experience a traditional New Zealand alpine lodge stay in comfort and style. Our 400 sq. ft. lodge rooms offer comfort and luxury overlooking Lake Wakatipu and Humbolt mountains.

Enjoy the privacy of your own room or explore what the lodge has to offer. You’ll find cosy corners by stone fireplaces, amazing views from your private balcony and fine dining at the award winning restaurant.

For those seeking a little more privacy and space our chalets have all the ingredients for a romantic retreat. Featuring open stone fireplaces, reclaimed timber and spectacular views. The chalets blend colonial New Zealand architecture with modern lodge comforts.

Chalet Suites may be combined with a living room to create our larger Chalet Staterooms. For two couples travelling together combine the Chalet Stateroom and the second adjoining Chalet Suite.

Featuring open stone fireplaces, reclaimed timber and spectacular views. The chalets blend colonial New Zealand architecture with modern lodge comforts. Just a short walk from the main lodge and amenities the Blanket Bay Chalets offer privacy and space in an idyllic setting.

Staterooms combine a Chalet Suite with an additional spacious living room providing 1400 sq.ft. of space for relaxing or entertaining. Featuring open stone fireplaces, reclaimed timber and spectacular views.

The chalets blend colonial New Zealand architecture with modern lodge comforts. Just a short walk from the main lodge and amenities the Blanket Bay Chalets offer privacy and space in an idyllic setting.

Completed in December 2017, this multiple award winning architecturally designed masterpiece adds an impressive fully serviced Villa option to Blanket Bay. Positioned above the Lodge and Chalets, the Villa reveals spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the Humboldt and Thomson mountain ranges.

Four king suites comprising bedroom, bathroom and sitting area feature individual fireplaces with shared spaces centered around the grand lounge, bar and commercial kitchen, outdoor lounge areas with fire pit and hot tubs.

Offering seclusion and privacy in a magic setting. These stone and timber buildings nestled amongst established gardens are an ideal setting for multi generational families or groups looking to stay together but maintain their independence.

Changing daily, our five-course degustation menu celebrates the best of seasonal New Zealand produce, with a focus on the finest local ingredients. Our cuisine showcases New Zealand’s finest, fresh produce sourced from bespoke local purveyors.

Dinner includes a daily changing five-course degustation menu cooked with passion, precision and flare. Chefs focus on respecting both producer and ingredients in delivering cuisine to excite the palate.

Award winning local Chef Dan Reynolds heads up the Blanket Bay kitchen, leading a talented brigade of professionals committed to delivering dining excellence at every sitting.

Dan knows Blanket Bay well after plying his trade here over a decade ago. The lure of the Lodge proved too much and drew the chef back from European Michelin Starred restaurants to a region he is passionate about.

Cocktails and canapes introduce the dining experience each evening. Summer and Autumns long warm evenings lend themselves to dining out on the Grand Terrace, framed by spectacular Mountain and Lake views, whilst the Dining Room with crackling open fire proves popular when cool.

Intimate dining spaces including the Wine Cave, Tasting Room and Outside Fireplace are superb for the romantic.

Starting with Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand has carved out a place on the world wine stage. Sauvignon Blanc, with its uniquely herbaceous quality, has established New Zealand as a premium wine growing and producing country.

More recently, Pinot Noir has taken its place alongside Sauvignon Blanc as a world class wine, ranking with top quality Burgundies from France. Being in the Otago region, we particularly focus on Central Otago and the outstanding Pinot Noirs that have made Central Otago famous.

Recognizing that we have guests who seek some of the world’s finest wines, we have also selected wines from some of the great chateaus of Bordeaux, with focus on the exceptionally rated vintages of 1995/2000/2005, generally considered 3 of the highest rated vintages of the last 30 years.

Vast in scale and space, this spectacular room at the heart of the lodge, is truly great. Thirty-foot high, bridge beam trussed ceilings, soar above the enormous windows framing the spectacular scenery beyond. Comfortable, inviting lounge suites draw guests in to immerse themselves in a good book or the ever changing view.

During the cooler evenings the roaring fire lends itself perfectly to pre-dinner cocktails or post dinner conversation. Guests are welcomed to the Den for an aperitif or to sample our range of seasonal cocktails and canapés before dinner each evening.

Evening meals are served at individual tables by the Main Dining Room’s open fire, or you may prefer to sit outside watching the sun descend beyond sweeping views across the Lake.

Further intimate dining options are located on the ground floor, where the Wine Cave may be reserved for up to four guests and the tasting room for up to six. Breakfast and lunch are served in the comfortable and spacious Breakfast Dining Room which offers lake-views and stone fireplace, or should you choose, outside on the Terrace.

Complete with pool table, shuffle board, darts board and big screen TV, the Games Room is the perfect spot if you have a few spare moments during the day. The Self Serve Bar, stocked with beer and soft drinks, is always open. If you prefer, backgammon, chess, cards and an extensive movie library are all available. A tablet style computer is available here for guests.

Between the Games Room and Health Facilities lies Blanket Bay’s Wine Cellar. Enclosed by distressed timber doors and lined in schist stone the Lodge’s vintage wines are carefully aged in this climate controlled room. Backing on to the cave sits our small Boutique, where a selection of New Zealand made garments can be found for purchase.

Whether you are looking for relaxation, re-invigoration or just some pampering, our long serving and talented therapist Yumi will provide a therapy that is perfect for you. Spa Therapies can be booked prior to your arrival.

Featuring separate male and female steam and locker rooms we have the perfect location for a relaxing soak after a workout in the gym or an active day in the outdoors. Workout with unsurpassed views of the lake and mountains.

Our gym was fitted out in 2018 with Life Fitness cardio and strength equipment, TRX suspension trainers and a large number of free weights and medicine balls.

Choose from a range of on-site lodge activities including pétanque (bocce ball), garden chess and molkky. Shaded by a pergola the accompanying outdoor dining setting is a perfect spot to settle in and enjoy these games. Six Specialized bicycles are available for guests to use.

Two short walks on-site meander along the lakefront and can be accessed by the jetty. Hidden away beside the Lodge, the 18m x 6m outdoor heated pool captures the alpine environment with glorious lake views to the south. Weather depending, the pool is usually open November through April.

Blanket Bay’s Southern Lakes location is jaw-droppingly, breath-takingly, unbelievably beautiful. These aren’t superlatives – they’re fact. At the heart of the region lies the lively resort town of Queenstown with a great selection of bars, restaurants and shops. It nestles along the shores of Lake Wakatipu overlooking the majestic Southern Alps, just 44 kilometres from Blanket Bay.

Queenstown’s reputation as the Adventure Capital of the World is well earned. Here you can choose to join in or become a spectator of the many activities on offer. Earth, water or air – there is something to test and thrill every adventure seeker. Queenstown day trips from Blanket Bay are an extremely pleasurable mix of fun and wonder.

For those not looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush this region also offers relaxation at its best. Join the Queenstown Wine Trail and discover award-winning wines from the world’s most southern vineyards – a lunch at Amisfield Winery or Gibbston Valley Winery is not to be missed.

Browse streets of boutiques, dine out or catch the old-world steamer TSS Earnslaw across the Lake. An hour by car from Blanket Bay lies the historic quaint gold mining town of Arrowtown.

Blanket Bay is situated just outside Glenorchy, one of New Zealand’s last frontier towns at the northern head of New Zealand’s longest Lake, Wakatipu. Bordered on two sides by National Parks, this delightful village huddles against a backdrop of rugged high country, beautiful mountains, glacier fed rivers and ancient beech forests.

It is here that Peter Jackson chose to film the epic movie trilogy, Lord of the Rings and the area became known as Middle Earth. A third of New Zealand’s great walks are accessible from the town, which is the main staging post for the Routeburn Track.

The Dart River is famous for its jet boat trips into the remote and spectacular Mount Aspiring National Park. Glenorchy’s quaint streets and small collection of cafes, shops and a General Store offers a distinctly local New Zealand country flavour.

Blanket Bay Lodge sits on the original Wyuna sheep station (ranch) historically a part of the original Rees station that occupied the entire eastern side of Lake Wakatipu and beyond.

Situated at the base of the Richardson Mountains, the station enjoys magnificent west facing views across Blanket Bay and over Lake Wakatipu to the Humboldt range. There are expansive lake views to the north with breathtaking vistas that take in the Dart and Rees valleys, Mt. Alfred and Mt. Earnslaw.

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.

Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere’s great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status for its stunning natural features and exceptional beauty

Explore Milford Sounds’ stunning fiord from the air. Fly past sheer cliffs and gushing waterfalls out to the Tasman Sea where you will land on a wild West Coast beach.

In Milford, enjoy a short nature walk before embarking on an exhilarating flight past spectacular rivers, valleys and mountains with blue-green ice falls. Land upon a glacier/snow (subject to weather and availability) in the heart of Fiordland National Park before returning to Blanket Bay.

Experience flying up close to 2000 feet waterfalls and traversing the majestic fiords. Drop in amongst the New Zealand fur seals and forage for fresh lobster. Hover over glaciers and land in the snow for photo memories against the mountain backdrop.

Enjoy a gourmet BBQ picnic lunch, with complimentary New Zealand wines and beverages, at a special location chosen on the day. This is an unsurpassed experience, and unquestionably a highlight of any trip to this region of New Zealand.

Our private Dock serves as the perfect launch pad for this unique combination of breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride as you follow the braided, glacier-fed rivers by jet boat.

Your guides give you their authentic touch, talking about the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and countless Maori legends. After tying up the boat, take a short walk amongst the ancient beech tree forests – an atmosphere you may recognize from The Lord of the Rings films.

Combine the exhilaration of a wilderness jet boat ride with a leisurely downstream float on the easy to use Funyaks (inflatable kayaks). Ideal for families to explore the truly unique Dart River.

Following the jet boat ride up the Dart River deep into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park, travel back down river at your own pace in the unique Funyaks. Explore pristine waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Wakatipu, hidden side streams with amazing rock pools and dramatic chasms.

Although commonly traversed over three days, many of this tracks vast highlights can be achieved in a day from Blanket Bay. The track is one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks and is maintained by the Department of Conservation.

Considered an easy section on the Routeburn, this section is perfect for those who may not be the most experienced hikers but still want to enjoy some of the Routeburn Track’s stunning landscapes.

A relatively easy fifteen km return trip, this section is rather flat, sheltered from the weather and will take between three to five hours. Highlights along this section include the turquoise water of the Routeburn River, Bridal Veil Falls, views of the Southern Alps and thick, untouched forest.

Continuing on, the trail does become more difficult after the Routeburn Flats Hut. From the hut, you quickly gain a further three hundred meters as you make your way up to Routeburn Falls. Gaining elevation the views of the area become all the more breath-taking.

Looking down back towards the valley floor is stunning. Highlights of this twenty km five to six hour return trip, include crossing several small suspension bridges, Eagle Bluff, and of course Routeburn Falls.

We can also arrange for one of our charming and knowledgeable local guides to accompany you for the day. They will meet you at the Lodge and take you to some beautiful remote places like The Paradise or Routeburn valleys.

Learning about the natural features and wild life as well as the history of these stunning landscapes is a great way to get to know the area. For those guests who wish to walk without a guide we recommend hiring a car to allow easy access to the many walking tracks within a half hour’s drive of the Lodge.

Experience a magic horseback adventure on our high country station. Whether a first time rider or born to the saddle, you will enjoy a stunning few hours within a horse riding landscape second to none in New Zealand. Working with Glenorchy’s most respected horse riding outfitters, rides of varied durations for every ability are expertly catered for.

Perhaps our most popular ride “The Rees River Trail” showcases the best of the region. “This 2.5 hour ride caters for beginners, intermediate and experienced riders looking for a relaxed paced scenic trail. Designed to take in the stunning scenery that is Glenorchy, the Rees river trail takes clients across farmland and onto the Rees River.

You will experience crossing glacial fed waters, ride amongst the lupin / wild flower fields, and be awe inspired by our beautiful snow-capped mountain ranges known famously from LOTR, Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia, Mission Impossible and Wolverine origins. Come and have a REAL Kiwi experience!”

Close to several of New Zealand’s iconic trout fishing rivers, Blanket Bay was originally built for the owner Tom Tusher’s love of fly-fishing. From lakes to large rivers, slow moving pools, fast runs and riffles to bush clad streams, the question is where to begin.

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 river mouths that flow into Lake Wakatipu. Trout have been caught at the mouth of Stoney Creek that runs alongside the Lodge.

November 1st to May 31st. Best time of the season Nov to mid Dec and March to April. Busiest time Jan – Feb. Rivers further afield open at the beginning of October.

A number of rivers are within driving distance of Blanket Bay. Most rivers can be accessed by helicopter, the cost of which depends on the distance flown. It is best NOT to pre book a helicopter as the weather and choice of river determines the feasibility and cost of the flying.

The decision to fly can be made the preceding evening. The rivers are mostly small to medium free stone rivers, holding brown and rainbow trout. Early and late season offer the best opportunity to catch one of our larger trout.

Two anglers maximum per guide. Daily guide fee approximately: NZ$850.00, which includes fishing equipment. To pre-book a guide, the minimum charge out will be a full days guiding fee. Additional Charges: back country fishing license, lunch and any helicopter time.

As you will be sight fishing, it is often necessary to walk long distances over varying terrain, a reasonable standard of fitness is required. To further enhance your experience, you should be able to cast at least 30ft accurately and into a moderate wind.

In other words, you do need to be reasonably experienced to be successful. Guides provide all necessary tackle. For those wishing to bring their own, the following is most suitable:

  • Tackle: Fly rods 5/6 weight with matching weight forward floating lines, dark colors are preferable.
  • Leaders & Tippet: 12 / 14 foot leaders tapering to 4x; tippet material 3,4,5,6 x
  • Dry Flies & Nymphs: Royal wolf, Humpy’s green and yellow, Adams, Pheasant tail, Hares ear to name but a few.
  • Clothing: Avoid bright colors especially white. Sand fly repellant is a ‘must’. Repellant is available to buy from the Lodge, if required.

Take a helicopter from the lawns of Blanket Bay to the most remote rivers of New Zealand’s South Island and experience some of the world’s best fly-fishing.

There are waters with Brown trout only and some with sea run trout (Steelhead). Within 15 minutes of the Lodge by helicopter there are many miles of wilderness rivers and streams, inaccessible to vehicles, and only accessed by foot with great difficulty. Helicopter access makes the most of these virtually untouched waters.

We will recommend a great fishing plan, arranging helicopter as well as all gear and tackle if required. Our guides possess ‘insider’ knowledge and can take you to stretches of water possibly not fished this season by any other angler, where you can stalk wild Rainbow and Brown trout.

If you are even more adventurous then we can arrange an exciting full day heli-fishing experience on up to three different rivers. A trip to Fiordland combines sensational scenery with unsurpassed fishing. Alternatively visit the West Coast where rivers flowing into the sea can produce sea run Browns at selected times of the year.

The helicopter pilots are very experienced and have extensive knowledge of the diverse Fiordland, Southland and Otago landscapes. They are all familiar with unique weather patterns in these regions, a very important aspect when flying in this mountainous terrain.

Contrary to the perception that heli-skiing is only reserved for the extreme skier/boarder, with New Zealand’s unique geography you can heli-ski on moderate terrain (ski field blue run equivalent) with your own private helicopter right from Blanket Bay’s doorstep. The average Southern Alps’ heli-ski run is 750 vertical meters.

The area offers a year-round golfing destination and is home to some of the most spectacular golf courses in the country. 5 Golf courses within 1 hours drive from Blanket Bay will appeal to every level of golfer.

Whether it’s the lush immaculately groomed greens of a 27 hole resort course or a simple fairway with rugged mountain peaks as a backdrop. The hardest part is choosing where to begin.

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 Zealand.

Jack’s point golf course is not only one of the most spectacular in the world, but as an 18 hole par 72 championship course it offers golfers of any calibre a challenging and unforgettable experience.

With a backdrop of 2300 vertical metres of the razorback Remarkables mountain range and an armchair view of an outstanding lake and mountain panorama, Jack’s Point Golf Course is not only one of the most spectacular in the world, but as an 18 hole par 72 championship course it offers golfers of any calibre a challenging and unforgettable experience.

The course works with nature, not against it. Designed with minimal excavation, the 6538 metre (7150 yard) course is built on the most spectacular of Jack’s Point terrain, weaving through tussock grasslands, dramatic rock outcrops, steep bluffs and swathes of native bush to the edge of Lake Wakatipu.

Just as the rough-hewn stone walls adjacent to the fairways evoke its high country farming heritage, so the entire Jack’s Point Golf Course has been designed to take full advantage of its history and terrain – raw, dramatic and wild.

With preservation and restoration of surrounding wetlands, matagouri and native bush, each hole has been carefully aligned to a magnificent backdrop, offering the player a full 360 degree experience of the high country landscape.

Along side Jack’s point, Millbrook and the Hills you can also play the scenic 9-hole Queenstown Golf Club, the historic 18-hole Arrowtown Golf Club, as well as the local 9-hole Glenorchy Golf Club just minutes from Blanket Bay.

The Southern Lakes region is famous for its new world wines with the local varietals like Pinot Noir being rated amongst the world’s best. The Wine & Arts Trail takes you to the homes and galleries of some of New Zealand’s pre-eminent artists coupled with sampling Otago’s finest wines along the way.

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 and Gibbston Valley winery also boast restaurants and tasting facilities in spectacular settings with cuisine to match. Here is the perfect opportunity to relax, have lunch and enjoy local flavours and superb scenery.

For those guests who would like to experience some of the rich local culture, the team at Blanket Bay can organise your day, whether self-drive or with a chauffeur driven car, sampling the local wine, enjoying a fabulous lunch at Amisfield Bistro and Gibbston Valley winery while meeting the artists at their studios.

New Zealand’s art and the artists themselves offer a refreshing insight into how kiwis continue to make a name for themselves on the world stage. Locally we are fortunate to have some of New Zealand’s most interesting and respected artists in residence; to be able to visit them in their own studios is one of the great attractions of the region.

Home to the latest and greatest in adrenaline activities for every type of thrill-seeker the choices are endless. From the iconic bungy jump to whitewater rafting, jet boating remote rivers or mountain biking forest trails, zip-lining near snowy mountains, swinging across canyons and surfing down rivers, these are just a few of the ways you can get outside of your comfort zone in the Southern Lakes.

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 on the weather. With the exception of a fishing guide and the Funyaks, there is no need to pre-book any activities. Upon your arrival we can talk through all your interests and options, take a look at the weather and then book accordingly.

Navigate deep into the alpine corridor of Mount Aspiring National Park, the challenging grandeur of the mountains and valleys will leave a lasting impression.

Discover ice-capped mountains and glaciers, cascading waterfalls and crystal clear streams and pools, all while enjoying the thrill of being aboard your purpose built jetboat that picks up or drops off at Blanket Bay’s private jetty.

For over ten years people have been thrilled at this Queenstown icon either by jumping themselves, or as official spectators. Bungy Jump (or watch) from the world’s first commercial site, or choose between four other heart stopping jumps ranging between 42 metres and 102 metres. Guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

Blanket Bay has Six Specialized bicycles are available for guests to use. Jump aboard and head off along the beach, or take a picnic lunch and venture further afield into Mount Aspiring National Park or Paradise itself.

Experience the exhilaration of rafting on either the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers. No previous experience required- professionally trained guides will provide instruction and give a safety briefing.

The more challenging Shotover River begins over peaceful waters, heading towards the exhilarating rapids of the lower Canyon. Flowing through the beautiful Kawarau Gorge, passing beneath the Gibbston and Chard vineyards, the Kawarau River offers a mix of gentle flowing water and mighty rapids.

Rooms: 8
Price: from 1.063 EUR per night


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