Lakestone Lodge
Lake Pukaki, New Zealand
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The Best Views in New Zealand

Leave it all behind for the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Lake Pukaki, located between Queenstown and Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island. Relax and unwind whilst soaking up some of New Zealand’s best views - including stunning views of Mount Cook - with four days/three nights at the spectacularly-located Lakestone Lodge. Enjoy daily à la carte breakfasts, a three-course dinner, Tekapo Springs pass, welcome chocolates and signature cocktails on arrival for two.

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Earn 999 Qantas Points
3 Nights
Guest Room
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  • Daily breakfasts
  • One chef-prepared three-course dinner
  • Two passes to Tekapo Hot Springs
  • Welcome chocolates and signature Lakestone Lodge cocktail on arrival

Earn 1,649 Qantas Points
5 Nights
Guest Room
Sold out
  • Daily breakfasts
  • One chef-prepared three-course dinner
  • Two passes to Tekapo Hot Springs
  • Welcome chocolates and signature Lakestone Lodge cocktail on arrival

Blissfully off-grid, Lakestone Lodge is the perfect spot to relax, wine, dine **and discover the jaw-dropping beauty** of the surrounding area, whether that’s by hiking, cycling, a helicopter ride or simply gazing up at the incredibly clear, star-studded night skies. Part of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve –** one of only eight dark sky reserves in the world – light pollution is strictly controlled in the area, meaning it's one of the **best places in the world to partake in stargazing.

The spectacular Aoraki, Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki *were chosen by Sir Peter Jackson to feature as the ‘Lake-Town’ is his movie *The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Visitors can relive the magic with Lord of the Rings tours.

What You’ll Love

The Lodge – Boutique six-bedroom luxury hideaway

Behold some of** New Zealand’s most spectacular views at Lakestone Lodge, a charming lodge nestled at the edge of the glistening aquamarine waters of Lake Pukaki.** Set against a backdrop of the** Southern Alps and Mount Cook, this **six-room boutique residence is set in beautiful, lush grounds studded with more than 1,000 native trees, grasses and shrubs. Its restaurant offers a daily-changing menu crafted from local produce such as fresh salmon, venison, lamb, cheeses and more, along with nectar from** local wineries and **craft breweries.

The Room – Welcome chocolates and Lakestone Lodge signature cocktail on arrival

Stay in one of the lodge’s stylish guest rooms overlooking Lake Pukaki and the mountains, with** complimentary chocolates waiting for you. Your spacious accommodation (23 sqm) features a **super-king-sized bed, an en suite bathroom with a shower cubicle and a bath tub – strategically positioned beneath the window, so you can soak up the magnificent views as you bathe – robes and slippers to relax in and more.

The Food – Daily breakfasts and a three-course dinner

Wake up to daily à la carte breakfasts served in your choice of the lodge’s dining room, your guest room or in the** lodge’s courtyard. Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast** along with a selection of fresh fruit, homemade muesli, yoghurt, orange juice, breads and spreads.

On your first evening at the lodge you'll sit down for a complimentary, chef-prepared three-course dinner. **Take your pick from the lodge’s daily-changing menu, based around local cuisine such as salmon, venison or lamb,** as well as freshly baked breads and tea & coffee.

See & Do – Complimentary Tekapo Springs pass for two

Relax amidst a backdrop of the** breathtaking Lake Tekapo, mountains and native alpine plants** with a complimentary general pool pass for two to Tekapo Hot Springs. Offering three tiered hot pools ranging from 36-40 degrees Celsius, this is the most idyllic place to sit back, relax and soak.

Perfect for couples

Lovers of the great outdoors will be in their element with the abundance of outdoor activities that await in the surrounding area. Set off on the Pukaki Kettlehole Track *to soak up views of the lake and mountains, hop on a bike to explore the scenic *Alps to Ocean cycleway that runs from Mt Cook (New Zealand’s highest mountain) to Oamaru, or admire the scenery from above with a helicopter flight around Aoraki Mt Cook *and the *Tasman Glacier.

Valid for travel until 14 September 2018 (bookings must be made before 31 August 2018).

*Blackout Dates: *Not valid for travel on

21 – 27 May 2018

4 – 18 July 2018

*Check Availability: *To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

*Buy Now Book Later: *If you want to secure this offer and don't know when you want to travel please select 'Buy Now & Book Later'. This will secure your package and give you the flexibility to choose your travel dates - within the book by and validity period and subject to availability. To select dates post purchase, simply select 'My Escapes' under the 'My Account' tab and follow the prompts.

*7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: *Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Packages are valid for two adults.

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is two people. No additional guests can be accommodated.

Please note the lodge does not cater for children aged 12 years and under.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

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  • Two acres of grounds
  • Media room
  • Heli-pad
  • Bicycle hire
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

The lodge is reachable on a scenic drive from both Queenstown (three hours) or Christchurch (three hours and twenty minutes).

Flights to Queenstown are available from major Australian cities (one stop may be required from some cities en route). Direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are available with Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar.

Flights to Christchurch are available from major Australian cities (one stop may be required from some cities en route). Direct flights are available from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast with seasonal flights from Perth, available with Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Emirates, China Airlines and Jetstar.

Direct Flights (departing Australia only): Booking your flight with us is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your travel dates with the hotel, then head to our new online booking page to book your flights here.

*Multi-Stop Trips: *If you require a stopover en route or are travelling to multiple destinations, simply call 1300 88 99 00.

Lakestone Lodge
4589, Tekapo-Twizel Rd, Lake Pukaki, Twizel 7944, New Zealand
“We spent 3 nights here for our honeymoon and what an amazing place and experience we had. This is luxury at its best. We really loved the lodge, the location, food, hosts....The room was amazing, very clean, stunning views and the food was really tasty (10 over 10). Our compliments to the Chef. The hosts were very helpful and provided us with excellent recommendations; they are a very nice couple. We rate this place 11 over 10 and we highly recommend it”
- TripAdvisor
“We were lucky to have a beautiful, clear day when we arrived. The panoramic view of lake Pukaki was simply breathtaking. Also really appreciate how every detail is so considered and it was interesting staying off the grid and discovering how our hosts made it all possible. Speaking of our hosts, they'e extremely delightful and so helpful. Overall, had a wonderful stay”
- TripAdvisor
“Absolutely idilic stay at Lakestone Lodge. This place is pure paradise, luxury down to every last detail. The views from every room are the best in NZ, the bath and waterfall shower are bliss. The cooked breakfast is incredible and I ate far too many of the delicious biscotti. Lots to do around as well, including hiking and mountain biking. The hosts are lovely and the pregnancy and normal massage are the best we have experienced. We can't wait to be back!”
- TripAdvisor