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Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

2 nights from $1999 per villa
Valued up to $3245
Inclusions valid for two or four adults as specified

Sale Period

Until 24 Sep 2021 by 4pm or sold out


2 nights from
per villaValued up to $3245Inclusions valid for two or four adults as specified

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection
Five-Star Mount Cook Villa Retreat with Nightly Three-Course Dinner & Lake Pukaki Stargazing

Sitting pretty on the waters of Lake Pukaki — underneath the otherworldly Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve and surrounded by the majestic Ben Ohau Range — Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection takes you away from it all. Remote, unspoilt and wildly beautiful, the lack of light pollution makes this one of the best spots in the world for stargazing.

Offering one of the most arresting views over Aoraki Mt Cook in all of New Zealand, this serene five-star retreat is designed for serious unwinding. Just three self-contained private villas are scattered across the alpine estate, allowing for a maximum of 12 guests at any one time. Get cosy in a luxury villa with an open fireplace, melt away under the stars in your private lakeside hot tub and let the dedicated onsite chef wine and dine you. Discover unparalleled landscapes at your doorstep — lavender fields are within strolling distance, Tasman Glacier and Lake Tekapo are a 30-minute jaunt away, and you can reach Queenstown in less than three hours.

All Inclusions

  • Inclusions valid for two or four adults as specified

✔ Craft gourmet breakfasts with daily provisions delivered to your villa
 Savour nightly three-course dinner, served in your villa or the main lodge
 Look to the skies in awe with a stargazing experience for two
✔ Get hands-on with a one-time private cooking demonstration for two
 Embark on a delicious culinary adventure with a gourmet picnic for two
✔ Arrive to a welcome bottle of local wine in your villa
 Complimentary use of onsite facilities, including mountain bikes, a tennis court and croquet
 Start your escape sooner with 1pm early check-in (subject to availability)

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2 nights from $1999 per villa for two guests in Moraine Villa
Valued up to $3245

2 nights from $2599 per villa for four guests in Moraine Villa
Valued up to $5835

2 nights from $2699 per villa for two guests in Ashley Mackenzie Villa
Valued up to $4305

2 nights from $3199 per villa for two guests in Ashley Mackenzie Villa
Valued up to $6760

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Valid for travel until 30 June 2022

Villa Types

Moraine Villa
Private sanctuary with outdoor hot tub, cosy fireplace, kitchen facilities and patio overlooking the stunning Ben Ohau Range and Mackenzie countryside

Ashley Mackenzie Villa
Spacious clifftop villa overlooking Mt Cook and Lake Pukaki with exclusive access to the private Fantail Spa, featuring a Japanese-style spa, sauna, massage room and gym

What You’ll Love...

The Lakeside Retreat — A private hideaway in the World Heritage-listed Mt Cook National Park

Total seclusion is yours at the serene Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection — a three and a half-hour drive of Christchurch and Queenstown. With just three villas onsite — overseen personally by live-in hosts Kaye and Luke — this boutique escape was made for intimacy, with no more than 12 guests at any one time.

Choose to arrive in style with four helipads onsite for direct flights to this secluded oasis (additional costs apply), where the views from the ground are just as mesmerising as from above. By day, take in awe-inspiring vistas of Lake Pukaki to the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook. When night falls, marvel at the nightly light show from the onsite Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory — unique to this Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice award-winning retreat, situated in the heart of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

From a relaxing massage in your private luxury villa to a reflective walk or rejuvenating recreation, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection is a special place to revive your wellbeing. Choose to bathe within the 10,000-year-old waters of the glaciers at Aoraki Mt Cook, grab your friends for a game of petanque, croquet or outdoor curling (seasonal), enjoy a private, tailored yoga session (charges apply) or hike one of the several beautiful walking tracks, including a special shinrin-yoku track (dedicated to the Japanese practice of forest bathing).

Your Handpicked Inclusions — Daily breakfast provisions, nightly three-course dinner, stargazing experience, gourmet picnic and much more

Your Mt Cook experience begins from the moment you arrive, with a complimentary bottle of local wine. On the first day of your stay, enjoy a private cooking demonstration, led by the wonderful onsite culinary team. Watch as your chef cooks exquisite garden-to-plate seasonal cuisine from the best quality local ingredients and produce grown onsite, before sitting down and enjoying the finished product.

The kitchen in your private villa comes stocked with gourmet breakfast provisions, including eggs, bacon, muesli, tea, coffee and homemade jam, so you can wake up at your own pace.

Every evening, the in-house chef transforms the freshly picked herbs and vegetables from Kaye’s garden into a wholesome and nutritious three-course dining experience. Choose to have dinner delivered to your villa or enjoy at the main lodge.

Stargazing at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection is an unparalleled opportunity to admire the universe underneath one of the world’s purest skies. At the purpose-built, retractable roofed Pukaki Wine Cellar and Observatory, enjoy a dram of whisky from the curated collection as you’re taken on a journey through the stars. Don't forget to bring your camera!

On one day during your stay, savour a carefully curated gourmet picnic lunch, showcasing delicious seasonal treats, local produce and homegrown delicacies — beautifully prepared and presented so you can laze and graze in style.

Throughout your stay, make the most of complimentary access to onsite facilities. Take time to enjoy a game of tennis or croquet on the lawn and ride through this World Heritage-listed area with complimentary mountain bikes, perfect for following the magnificent Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail or discovering Tasman Glacier lookouts.

Enquire about 1pm early check-in, subject to availability.

Ultimate Mt Cook villa upgrade bonus: Upgrade and receive bonus welcome chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine.


Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection is on the doorstep of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and Lake Pukaki in the beautiful and unique Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area. The retreat is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Queenstown International Airport (ZQN), 3.5 hours from Christchurch International Airport (CHC) and 1 hour and 50 minutes from Wanaka Airport (WKA). Airport transfers are not included in your package.

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Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details. 
• Sales valid until 24 Sep 2021
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation 
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability 
• Valid for travel commenced and completed as specified 
• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply 
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply 
•  Airfares are not included and are an additional cost. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best option to suit your needs


Sale Period

Until 24 Sep 2021 by 4pm or sold out

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