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Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this alpine Lodge takes its name from the tradition of sheep shearing on the shores of the lake.
Accommodation consists of Lodge rooms, Lodge suites and Chalet suites, all with views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The suites each have an open fireplace and all accommodations TV's and wifi. Set amongst fields of grazing sheep, the Main Lodge houses a sitting room, games room, wine cave, outdoor terrace and self-serve bar. Facilities also include a gym, spa and outdoor pool with spectacular views.
Blanket Bay has three dining areas: the terrace; the dining room; and the wine cave for more private dinners. Food is local and seasonal, and the wines some of New Zealand's finest.
At the gateway to two national parks, Blanket Bay sits at the edge of a remarkable alpine wilderness and is renowned for being home to three of New Zealand's most famous walking tracks. Queenstown, the 'Adventure Capital of the World' is a short drive away, where a wide array of activities are available, from horse riding to hiking and heli-skiing to fishing. For a more relaxing day there is a Wine and Arts Trail where guests can enjoy a long lunch and visit artists in their studios.
Why we love it
The magnificent scenery might seem familiar, having played a starring role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Katie, Original Traveller