Nestled amidst rugged snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is one of New Zealand’s finest lodges – Blanket Bay.
In this spectacular corner of New Zealand discover endless ways to restore your physical and spiritual well-being. There is nowhere else on Earth where there are so many activities so close by – fly-fishing and heli-skiing, the country’s best hiking on the Routeburn or Milford Tracks, jet boating and kayaking, 4WD tours, horse riding, art trails and vineyards, plus flight-seeing over the World Heritage Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound.
Blanket Bay is consistently voted one of the world’s best Lodges by many prestigious publications and organizations such as Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, Virtuoso, Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report, and The Robb Report, to name a few.
The Blanket Bay Lodge sits at the north end of Lake Wakatipu against a backdrop of New Zealand's finest scenery and just forty five minutes from the world famous resort town of Queenstown, New Zealand's activity and adventure center.
During the gold rush of the 1860s, miners came to this place, seeking their fortunes, first at the Invincible Goldmine in the Rees Valley and later, at "Wyuna" itself, where there are the remains of over 20 sheelite mines.
Today's travelers come to the Lodge at Blanket Bay in search of peace and solitude from the outside world. The area has some of New Zealand's finest scenery and visitor activities, ensuring our guests have plenty of enjoyable options to choose from during their stay.