Five of the Best Luxury Ski Lodges in New Zealand

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Emerald Lakes, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand



Matakauri Lodge – Queenstown


New Zealand does two things incredibly well: spectacular scenery and luxury lodges. Combine the two and you’ve got Matakauri Lodge.


Matakauri Lodge is the kind of place you escape to when you want to get back to nature but you don’t want to compromise on luxury.


Set on the shores of the dazzling Lake Wakatipu, with the gorgeous mountain ranges of the Remarkables as a backdrop, Matakauri Lodge is certainly not short of breathtaking views. What’s more, there are plenty of nooks in and around the property from which you can admire them, including the infinity pool overlooking the lake, and the cosy outdoor fireplace patio.


At its interior it’s just as beautiful. With chic furniture adorning every room, and comfort considered with every aspect of the furnishings, relaxing after a day on the slopes might just be the highlight of your trip.




Touch of Spice – Queenstown


Touch of Spice is all about luxurious choice. The wide range of luxury accommodation options means you’re spoilt for choice, whether you’re after a romantic getaway, family holiday, or anything in between. From lakefront homes to chic apartments in town, you’re literally spoilt for choice.


Sleek designs and crisp furnishings are consistent across all Touch of Spice properties. And with each assigned a dedicated ‘personal curator’, you’re guaranteed a luxurious experience no matter which property you choose.



Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet – Wanaka


Set on a grassy hillside overlooking the glistening shores of Lake Wanaka, Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet boasts a truly beautiful location. Floor to ceiling windows take in the impressive mountain views across the lake, and comfortable furnishings throughout the lodge make it feel like a home away from home – with the minor addition of incredible scenery..


If you’re looking for something truly unique and luxurious, escape to the seclusion of the alpine chalet. The chalet sits atop Buchanan Mountain and can only be accessed by helicopter. Needless to say, the incredible views from the chalet are second to none.




Blanket Bay – Glenorchy


Blanket Bay has an old-style luxury about it that charms the socks off you the moment you set eyes on it.


There’s something about the exquisite stone structure and peaceful setting that appeals to your senses almost immediately. Considering the lodge’s main ethos is to ‘celebrate the art of pure relaxation’ it’s safe to say this first impression is entirely intentional.


This is THE lodge to stay if exploring unchartered skiing terrain is your idea of fun. Heli-skiing is a specialty here, and best of all, it’s not restricted to extreme ski enthusiasts. Blanket Bay offers a wide range of heli-skiing options to suit just about everyone.



Azur Lodge – Queenstown


Azur Lodge offers the best in modern luxury. Perched mountainside overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Azur boasts exceptional lake and mountain views.


Each of Azure’s nine villas take advantage of the gorgeous outlook, and whether you’re relaxed on your own private sundeck or snuggled up on the sofa, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and gaze for hours on end at the magnificent natural beauty on your doorstep.



For details, or to book one of these luxury lodges, contact our reservations team at 1300 468 268.

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