Explore the famously remote and untouched Southern Alps of New Zealand by helicopter in a variety of heli-adventures, including heli-skiing, heli-biking, and fishing. Soar through majestic peaks, hover over glaciers of ancient blue ice, and land in the snow at isolated mountain lakes for private, gourmet picnic lunches.
Minaret Station organises scintillating heli-adventures from its alpine lodge, itself accessible only by helicopter. This discrete, luxurious haven is located in one of the most secluded spots in the world, with four private chalets ringed by Mt Aspiring National Park.
Bespoke guided heli-hiking experiences deliver you to otherwise inaccessible locations, where you’ll get up close to rushing waterfalls, explore high mountain ridges, or meander through gently undulating valley floors.
Transfer from a helicopter to a boat to enjoy a day of fishing and wildlife watching in pristine World Heritage areas. Or land amidst the crevasses of a glacier and put on crampons to explore glacial seracs, icefalls, and astonishing caves of blue ice.
At night you’ll return to your private chalet, tastefully designed with high country decor to foster a warm and cozy environment. Indoors, sheepskin carpets promote a snug atmosphere while outdoors, guests can soak up the views in their own freshwater outdoor spa.
The stroll to dinner is along a series of raised wooden boardwalks to Mountain Kitchen, where you can dine al fresco on the restaurant’s deck or in the dining room. The menu celebrates the pasture-to-plate philosophy with locally sourced ingredients. Afterwards, enjoy some of New Zealand’s best vintages from the station’s renowned wine cellar.
Your favourite adventure activities will never be the same again once you’ve experienced these heli-adventures. As your personal travel advisor, Caroline can help tailor a trip to Minaret Station that leaves you breathless. Call 1300 767 237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.