Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat; High Country Estate & Luxury Villa Collection Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is set in a forest wilderness, nestled between the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki and the majestic Ben Ohau ranges. It is right on the doorstep of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park located in the beautiful and unique Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area.
We are within 2-3 hours scenic drive of Wanaka or Queenstown and just 40 minutes from Lake Tekapo.
From the Ashley Mackenzie Villa you can enjoy uninterrupted views up Lake Pukaki to the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain. Moraine Villas overlook the tawny farmscape of the Mackenzie Basin and up towards the Ben Ohau ranges. And the night sky is spectacular as we are located within the gold level Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
Amazing retreat. My wife and I stayed at this fabulous lodge and it turned out be one of the best places we have ever stayed in the world. The proprietors, Kaye and Luke were fantastic. The views and facilities were stunning. Food and wine was magnificent. Service was excellent. This is a must visit place in the South Island of New Zealand. Incredible views of Mount Cook. Cannot say enough about this special place. TripAdvisor review by Rory, Washington DC