Blanket Bay, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

With stunning views over Lake Wakatipu to the Humbolt Mountains, set on a 65,000 acre farm and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, a prehistoric rainforest and trout-filled rivers.

In our job you see some beautiful places. But few compare with this (and if it looks familiar that’s because Lord of the Rings was filmed here). The mountains, the unbelievably blue lake, the whole setting is quite simply jaw-dropping, and so is the lodge.

Absolutely no expense has been spared, and it shows. It’s gorgeous: centred around the magnificent 30ft high Great Room, known to staff as ‘Middle Earth’, with an elaborate spa, sophisticated cuisine and sublime accommodation.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, suites have enormous living rooms and acres of space, and more space than you’ll know what to do with. And the chalets are pure decadence, offering an extraordinary degree of privacy.

As for activities, you’re an hour from Queenstown, the adrenaline-sports capital of New Zealand, but with views like these you may not want to do anything at all.

Star Rating
5 stars
9 Suites & Apartments
Transfer from airport
55 minutes by car from Queenstown Airport
Prices from
£345 per person per night, including half board. Flights extra.
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01565 656000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a range of amenities, activities and dining options to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Client Comment

    Not a place for budget travellers, but one of life's experiences. A superb building & location; faultless service & quality. Very expensive, but the cost is almost forgotten when you are surrounded by such luxury in idyllic surroundings. Good for the soul

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Concierge
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Pool