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Travel to Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is located on State Highway 80 (SH80), also known as Mount Cook Road. State Highway 80 is the road
that travels to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.

The entrance to the Retreat is just 860 metres from the SH80 and State Highway 8 intersection (refer to the Google map below). If you travel more than one kilometre up SH80 from the intersection, you have gone too far!

Our GPS coordinates are: -44.182591, 170.117216

(Please do not rely on your navigation system, as this may take you to the wrong location.)

Directions to the Retreat

Directions to the Retreat

TRAVELING BY CAR

From the South:

Queenstown International Airport is just 2.5 hours’ drive south of Lake Pukaki. From Queenstown, head to Cromwell and then toward Aoraki Mount Cook. Shortly after passing the town of Twizel, turn left off State Highway 8 onto State Highway 80 (Mount Cook Road) and we are 860 meters from this turnoff.

From the North:

Christchurch International Airport is an easy 3.5-hour drive via the northern inland route through magnificent mountain country. From State
Highway 1 turn off towards Aoraki Mount Cook and follow the signs to Aoraki Mount Cook. Approximately 50 kilometers after passing the town of Lake Tekapo, turn right off State Highway 8 onto State Highway 80 (Mount Cook Road). We are 860 meters from this turnoff.

TRAVELING BY AIR

The Retreat property features several helipads, and direct helicopter flights can be arranged for your journey. By helicopter we are approximately 1 ¼ hours from Queenstown Airport and 1 ½ hours from Christchurch Airport.

Pukaki Airport, near the town of Twizel, is a regional airport just 10 minutes’ drive from the Retreat. Small charter flights may land here.

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There are not enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe this experience….This gem is tucked away off the beaten track, but within close proximity to all of the highlights of the region. Sunsets and sunrise on the patio or from your room are stunning. Pair this magnificent location with the most beautiful of accommodation….The Retreat is impeccably decorated yet is inviting and comfortable. Third, add a dash of the most amazing hosts you could imagine. Such kind and lovely people. You are welcomed as an old friend would be. Fourth, in the evening take a look up to the sky and just try to turn away. Highly likely you have never seen a night sky like this before. The constellations and enormity of the cosmos are on full display at this dark sky sanctuary. Make sure to book the observatory viewing…beyond spectacular.

Chris S. Dallas, Texas
Chris S.