4191 Glenorchy-Queenstown Rd, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
Blanket Bay The journey to Blanket Bay, an alpine luxury lodge, offers up some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery, whether you make the 25-mile lakeside drive from Queenstown or soar over the landscape on a 12-minute helicopter transfer. The lodge itself occupies a breathtaking spot on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with sweeping South Island lake and mountain views. Fishing the nearby Greenstone and Caples Rivers, heli-excursions to Milford Sound, jet boating, and heli-skiing in the winter months are just a few of the activities available in this pristine setting. Though you’d also be forgiven for wanting to linger in one of Blanket Bay’s five Lodge Rooms or seven Lodge and Chalet Suites, all beautifully appointed and overlooking the water.