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, with two ensuite bedrooms and an elegant Drawing Room. French doors open to patios and beyond to lawns with stunning views to Lake Pukaki and Aoraki-Mt Cook. 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 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. Join your hosts in the wine cellar, enjoy a glass of wine and hear more about this amazing region. Explore the Milky Way Galaxy, the stars and planets through the massive telescope in the adjoining observatory.
Exclusive to the Ashley Mackenzie Villa, the Fantail Spa is open to lake and mountain views and offers a sauna, hot tub, workout room and massage room, with a selection of unique massage experiences. Or soak in the wooden hot tub with stunning views to the lake.
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 visit by glacier – there’s a helipad on site.
This luxury retreat is perfect for all seasons.
Recent Trip Advisor reviews
“Blissful Experience! – this venue is absolutely amazing. You can not beat the view of theis pristine lake against the New Zealand ky. One of the most amazing places I have ever been”
“Amazing Place! – Our 2 villa was so beautiful”
“Superb friendly hosting, superb meals, magnificent property, beautifully styled, could have lived there forever”
Location: Lake Pukaki - Mt Cook
Region: South Canterbury Mt Cook
Tel No: 64 27 4 370 820
Total Guests: Eight
Rate (NZ$): $1595 - $3895
Rate Sheet A: 2019-20
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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.