Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

Exclusively Yours –  this luxury retreat is set in a pristine environment overlooking the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki. Located on the edge of Aoraki Mt Cook National Park in the beautiful and unique Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, the retreat offers spectacular views up Lake Pukaki to the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook. This is a retreat for all seasons.

The Retreat accommodates up to 4 guests in the Ashley Mackenzie Villa, and an additional 4 guests in the Pukaki Homestead Boutique Lodge, just 200 metres from the villa. Just one group is accepted at any one time.


The Ashley Mackenzie Villa is private and romantic offering two ensuite bedrooms and an elegant Drawing Room with open plan living.  French doors open to patios and beyond to lawns with stunning lake and mountain views. For the cooler evenings, a large open fire tempts guests to relax with a glass of wine.


Pukaki Homestead offers two additional bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a private library. Located next to the guest wing, the Great Hall features a spacious dining table for shared meals.


Located in the gold level Aoraki International Dark Sky Reserve, Pukaki Observatory provides guests with the opportunity to explore the dark sky (absolutely no light pollution). Join your hosts for a unique dark sky experience. The adjoining wine cellar is your introduction to the features of the Dark Sky Reserve accompanied by wine.  Explore the Milky Way Galaxy, the stars and planets through the telescope.


The Fantail Spa is open to lake and mountain views and features a sauna, hot tub, workout room and massage room, with a selection of unique massage experiences.


Feeling energetic? An AstroTurf Tennis Court is onsite, a Petanque Court, or Croquet on the lawn. Or in the winter, a Curling Rink. Cycle trails surround the retreat and bicycles are available for guests. Explore local glaciers in the Aoraki Mt Cook World Heritage Park, just a ½ hour drive from your accommodation, or explore by helicopter – there’s a helipad on site.


This luxury retreat is perfect for all seasons.


Property: Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat
Location: Lake Pukaki - Mt Cook
Region: South Canterbury Mt Cook
Tel No: 64 27 4 370 820
No of Rooms: Four
Total Guests: Eight
Rate (NZ$): $1495 - $2995
Rate Sheet A: 2016-17
Rate Sheet B: 2018-19
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Included in Rate: Gourmet Breakfast provisions or hosted, 2-course meal each day including a bottle of wine, Tea and Coffee, NZ Chocolate gift, seasonal fruit bowl. Whisky decanter, Mini-bar; complimentary beer and juice. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Tennis Court, Petanque, Croquet, cycle trail bicycles, Fantail Spa. Curling Rink in winter.
Access: Queenstown international Airport is a 2.5 hour drive north to Lake Pukaki. Christchurch International Airport is a 3.5 hour drive via the norhern inland route. Helicopter transfers directly to the retreat from Queenstown or Christchurch can be arranged.

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