It’s hard to imagine a more spectacular setting for your luxury honeymoon than the internationally acclaimed Blanket Bay lodge on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand’s south island. Blanket Bay has won numerous awards and is regularly recognised as New Zealand’s, if not the world’s, best luxury lodge.
Just a short 3 hour flight from Australia's East Coast, Blanket Bay is the perfect base for a range of romantic and adventurous activities that will create memories for a lifetime.
The lodge is constructed of old timber and stonework and is decorated with original artwork that creates an ambience of understated warmth and luxury - it's the perfect place to relax by a roaring open fire with a glass or two of Central Otago region's famous Pinot Noir - particularly after enjoying some the region's incredible adventure activities!
Not only is Blanket Bay located just a short drive from Queenstown - New Zealand's adventure capital, but it's also surrounded by some of the best hiking (including the famous Milford Sound), heli-skiing, jet-boating and bungy jumping imaginable.
If you're after a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, the management can arrange for a helicopter to land on the lawns of Blanket Bay and then fly you to a choice of spectacular mountaintop locations overlooking Lake Wakatipu for a private gourmet champagne picnic. Magic.
Once you venture back to the lodge, you'll be spoilt by the magnificent food of Executive Chef, Corey Hume. Corey has won multiple awards for his culinary excellence and each night delivers a different feast of the finest local produce matched with some of New Zealand's best wines.
While you're there be sure to book a private dinner for two in the lodge's cosy ‘wine cave' where the two of you can dine by candlelight while reflecting on all the incredible sights and experiences of this world class destination before retiring to your gorgeous accommodation.
And for the ultimate in privacy and sophistication, why not stay in one of Blanket Bay's self-contained chalets or Staterooms, which stand lakeside and compliment the main lodge with their New Zealand colonial architecture.