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Minaret Lodge

Minaret Lodge
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34 Eely Point Road, Wanaka ,
(0)3 4431856
Minaret Lodge is a sanctuary, situated in a two acre park-like setting, providing luxury accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand. Named after the spectacular Minaret Mountains, the lodge is just a short stroll to the lake, and a 10 minute walk from the Wanaka town centre. With a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, set in landscaped grounds with it's well established oak, silver birch and larch trees, this luxury retreat is a haven of tranquillity. The lodge features a mud brick construction with plastered finish. It incorporates local schist stone reflecting the traditional style of the Central Otago region. The décor reflects a casual elegance with a feel of refinement. The guest room chalets, (pictured left) are constructed using local timbers and non toxic materials, tastefully furnished, in a setting of tranquil ambience. Each room has fine furniture, local art, private ensuite, and verandah.

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

We have an abundance of water here on the west coast of the south island so water conservation is not an issue. We temporarily divert it for our use and then return it to the cycle. For this reason the we conserve water option is not checked. Environment Friendly Features: * Chalets built using natural materials, all non toxic. * Serve organic food (when available in season). * Situated on 2 acres of grounds with mature trees, all green waste recycled, with an organic garden.

Organic Meals

Organic food served when available. Organic coffee served. Breakfast: Full cooked breakfast organic options available (seasonal).


Lodge facilities include spa, sauna, tennis, petanque, mountain bikes,games room, ski storage and drying room. Gourmet breakfast and aperitifs featuring Central Otago wines included in the tariff. 4 king double/twin bedrooms with ensuites and 1 x 2 room suite. We have 5 Superking-sized beds.

Total Capacity



Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband Satellite TV


Directions From Christchurch/Dunedin/Cromwell/Haast: * Take SH6 towards Wanaka.Continue on SH84 which leads on to Ardmore St. * Turn right at lakefront into Lakeside Drive, * drive 2 km ,turn right into Eely Point Road. * Lodge is 200m along on right side. From Queenstown via the Crown Range: * Turn right at lakefront &proceed along Ardmore St. * Turn left into Lakeside Drive, * drive 2km, turn right into Eely Point Road. * Lodge is 200m along on right side.
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