This is the life

Blanket Bay

Queenstown, New Zealand

Experiences – Mountain & Wilderness Retreats, Romantic Escapes

Getaway Experiences
  • Scenic Helicopter flights over one of the most beautiful regions in the world
  • Fishing and Heli-fishing
  • Hiking or Horse-riding
  • A day trip to Milford Sound
  • A Day trip to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world
  • Relax and rejuvenate in stunning alpine surroundings
  • A spectacular location at the edge of the picture perfect lake surrounded by breathtaking alpine scenery
  • Magnificent lake and mountain views from all rooms
  • A getaway for those in search of peace and solitude from the outside world.
  • A vast array of visitor activities from helicopter flights to horse riding
  • Cuisine to rival the most sophisticated restaurants in the world
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
blanket bay overview

Blanket Bay is a magnificent lodge offering rooms and facilities incomparable in New Zealand in a stunning lakeside location just forty five minutes from Queenstown. Known for its Pacific Rim cuisine and its awe-inspiring setting, this lodge lies on the shores of South Island's Lake Wakatipu, backed by snow-capped mountains, prehistoric rainforest and small, trout-filled lakes. The hotel has just 12 bedrooms and suites in the main building and several chalets, so the atmosphere is always intimate and relaxed. 


Blanket Bay is located in Otago, near Glenorchy, just 45 minutes from Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. 


Accommodation at Blanket Bay is provided in five intimate Lodge Rooms, three generous Lodge Suites, and four superb Chalet Suites. Natural materials are showcased throughout, echoing the Lodge's integration and interaction with the environment. All rooms within the Lodge are placed to take full advantage of the magnificent lake and mountain vistas.

  • Lodge Rooms

    The 400 sq ft lakeside Lodge Rooms are located in the main lodge. Each lodge room features their own balcony or terrace, super-kingsize bed, sitting area and armoire. The ensuite bathrooms are lavishly appointed with granite topped double vanities, separate shower and bathtub.

  • Lodge Suite

    The three gracious 700 sq. ft Suites feature an additional 400 sq. ft private balcony, stone fireplaces, walk-in closets and capacious bathrooms with separate steam showers and bathtubs. The lodge suites are also located in the main lodge.

  • Chalet

    The Blanket Bay Chalets provide the utmost in privacy, space and comfort. The Chalets reflect New Zealand colonial architecture and complement the Main Lodge with the use of schist stone and old steamer wharf timber beams. They have a sumptuous sitting area, stunning lake and mountain views, a stone fireplace and a private balcony and courtyard. 

  • Richardson Stateroom

    Each Chalet Suite can be combined with an additional spacious living room to create the 1400sq ft. Stateroom. The Staterooms contain a Chalet Suite connecting with a living room, each with their own stone fireplace, lake deck, and private courtyards.

Services & Amenities

The Blanket Bay lodge offers guests a swimming pool in the summer months.
Dinner at Blanket Bay is an elegant affair. The food is sophisticated and is served with the finest wines and spirits. Dine at any of these venues on the property:
  • The lovely Lake Dining Room
  • The Wine Café – an intimate dining experience for upto 6 people
  • The open to sky Terrace in the summer months
A range of exciting experiences are offered to guests at Blanket Bay – hiking, horse-riding, jet boating, fishing, heli-fishing and heli-skiing in the winter. For the less adventurous, a day trip to the spectacular Milford Sound or a scenic helicopter flight with views of the beautiful alpine landscape.

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: Price from NZD 1150 per night including breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, five-course dinner and use of sports equipment and facilities and taxes.

Blanket Bay’s Ultimate Alpine Honeymoon package includes:

Five nights luxury accommodation for two in a Chalet or Lodge Suite
Bottle of Amisfield Arcadia Methode Traditionelle and fresh flowers on arrival
Breakfast each morning
Pre-dinner cocktails each evening
Five course dinner each evening in a choice of locations, including exclusive private dinner for two in the Blanket Bay Wine Cave
Lunch on a day of choice
From 1 July to 14 October 25% off spa treatments
Access to wide range of Lodge facilities within the all-inclusive tariff.

Prices from $5,500 + GST

Validity: Till further notice
Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges