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Our Luxury Villa Collection

A stay at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is an escape to pure paradise.

Our High Country Estate and Luxury Villa Collection is situated on 66 hectares, nestled between the turquoise blue waters of Lake Pukaki and the majestic Ben Ohau ranges. It is on the doorstep of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and the Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area, a place of unsurpassed beauty and natural wonders.

We are within 2-3 hours’ scenic drive of Wanaka or Queenstown and just 40 minutes from Takapō/Lake Tekapo. Our four on-site helipads offer direct helicopter access to your villa.

From the Ashley Mackenzie Villa, enjoy uninterrupted views up Lake Pukaki to the Southern Alps and Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest and most revered mountain. Ashley Mackenzie Villa also includes private access to the Fantail Spa, including outdoor hot tub, sauna, massage room and exercise facilities.

Moraine Villas overlook the tawny golden landscape of the legendary Mackenzie Basin and the Ben Ohau mountain ranges. These two villas, Villa Matariki and Villa Tautoru, include their own private outdoor spa pools.

All villas offer peaceful privacy and are finished to the highest standard of warm, comfortable luxury. Each villa comprises two bedrooms, with king or twin bed configurations, and can accommodate a maximum of four guests.

Ashley Mackenzie Villa

Ashley Mackenzie Villa

Moraine Villas

Moraine Villas

Absolutely spectacular – would recommend to anyone! What a spectacular experience I had here. I booked a couple of nights R&R just for myself to chill out…..and Ooooh!……what a chill-out I had! I was looked after beautifully by all the wonderful lovely staff, while also enjoying the beautiful privacy and tranquility of the luxury villa (Villa Matariki). I had the most incredibly delicious and nutritious (and plenty of it!) food delivered to my door by the chefs themselves (the lamb was exquisite!). Tom and Rafa are both exceptional chefs and also provide lovely service. They catered for my dairy-free diet better than anywhere I have been before including to-die-for chocolatey treats which I arrived back to after a cycle through part of the stunning Alps 2 Ocean trail. And they bake bread daily for the morning too!

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During Your Stay

Your stay here is a chance to relax and take time out from a busy lifestyle full of distractions. Whether you seek out a new adventure in our beautiful region, or choose to relax and simply be, you’ll find your perfect escape at the Retreat.

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Dine

At The Retreat  →

Explore

The Region  →

Relax

And Rejuvenate  →