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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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My husband and I recently had two incredible days here. The accommodation is beautifully decorated and well kept. The views of the lake and Mt Cook stunning. The location is glorious. It is the service of the staff that makes this accommodation so perfect. Nothing is a problem for the staff. They are extremely attentive and so friendly. Our privacy was at the forefront of their minds and they made sure we did not want for anything. Every little detail was considered. The owner of the accommodation greeted us upon arrival and showed us around and the general manager was in touch with us before and after our visit. I cannot recommend this destination enough, if you want luxury, privacy, a beautiful and romantic setting and service that is five star this is the place to visit in the South Island.

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