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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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From the moment I booked the villa to the time we departed, everything was perfect. Kaye made recommendations for tours and quickly accommodated us when our party grew from 2 to 4. The 2 bedrooms are both the same size, so there is no fighting over who gets the bigger room! Food was abundant and absolutely fresh and delicious throughout the entire stay. We picked out our wine from the wine cellar upon arrival and, the next night, Luke brought up a variety of bottles for us to choose from for dinner that night. We had an absolutely clear sky for stargazing in the observatory, and saw some brilliant stars, along with Saturn. Anna made sure that we had every supplement we needed, including picnic lunch and massages in the private spa. Also, the fireplace was set up to ensure that even fire dummies could get a flame going. We were in absolute heaven, and can honestly say this was the best part of our trip!

Katie S. 
Katie S.