Lakestone Lodge, Lake Pukaki

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    Independent traveller
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    Exclusive Lodge Escape for up to 12 Guests with Gourmet Dining

     Leave it all behind for the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Lake Pukaki, located between Queenstown and Christchurch. Gather your closest friends and family and enjoy exclusive use of this stunning lakeside lodge, an unforgettable escape for up to 12 people. Relax and unwind while soaking up some of New Zealand’s best views – including stunning vistas of Mount Cook – stargaze beneath one of the clearest skies in the world from the comfort of your private lake-view bathtub, and indulge in decadent food crafted with fresh, locally-sourced produce.

    Be greeted with welcome chocolates and a signature cocktail on arrival, enjoy delicious daily home-cooked breakfast, an indulgent three-course dinner featuring local produce on your first night and a picnic lunch to be enjoyed in the privacy of your lakeside lodge.

    Blissfully off-grid, Lakestone Lodge is the perfect spot to relax, wine, dine and discover the jaw-dropping beauty of the surrounding area, whether by hiking, cycling, a helicopter ride or simply gazing up at the incredibly clear, star-studded night skies. Stay amid the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve – one of only eight dark sky reserves in the world – where light pollution is strictly controlled, making it one of the best places in the world for stargazing.

    Reserve the whole property exclusively for you and your friends, or contact us for rates of the lodge’s beautiful Lake View Super King rooms.

    All Inclusions

    • Package valid for up to 12 people
    • Delicious home-cooked daily breakfast served in the lodge’s dining room
    • A chef-prepared three-course meal on the evening of your arrival, featuring seasonal local produce
    • One picnic lunch during your stay
    • Signature Lakestone Lodge cocktail and handmade chocolates on arrival
    • Check-in: 3pm / Check-out: 11am
    2 nights from $5087
    3 nights from $6571
    4 nights from $8479
    5 nights from $9539

    Valid for travel Jul-Sep 20; May-Sep 21 (Note: Blackout dates apply)


    Behold some of New Zealand’s most spectacular views at Lakestone Lodge, a charming property nestled at the edge of the glistening waters of Lake Pukaki. Set against a backdrop of the Southern Alps and Mount Cook, this six-room boutique residence is set in beautiful, lush grounds studded with more than 1,000 native trees, grasses and shrubs.

    Book the whole lodge and indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime escape with your friends and family. Each of the six beautifully designed guest rooms overlooks Lake Pukaki and the mountains and features a super-king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a bathtub, strategically positioned beneath the window so you can soak up the magnificent views as you bathe.

    Indulge in chocolates and a Lakestone Lodge signature cocktail when you arrive for the perfect start to your escape.


    Wake up to daily breakfast, served in your choice of the lodge’s dining room or in the lodge’s courtyard. Enjoy a home-cooked breakfast like bacon and eggs, pancakes or an omelette, along with a selection of fresh fruit, homemade muesli, yoghurt, orange juice, bread and spreads.

    The lodge’s restaurant offers a daily-changing menu, crafted by the talented in-house chef using local produce, providing you with a true taste of the area’s cuisine and ingredients. On your first evening at the lodge, you’ll sit down for a complimentary, chef-prepared three-course dinner and embark on a culinary journey through dishes such as beautifully cooked fresh salmon, venison, lamb, a myriad of different cheeses, preserves and more. You might choose to treat yourself from the exquisite accompanying wine list (additional charges apply).

    Plus, enjoy a picnic lunch with your family and friends, to be enjoyed wherever you like on the property.


    As night falls, take advantage of the incredible night skies unique to this part of the world. Lakestone Lodge offers a Night Sky Experience (surcharges apply, weather permitting) where you will be taken to a secret spot to witness the most amazing starry skies. Relax in a hammock and marvel at the southern skies while your guide points out constellations and Maori legends. It’s sure to be an unforgettable adventure.

    Head to the nearby Tekapo Springs and relax in the beautifully warm waters with a backdrop of the breathtaking Lake Tekapo, mountains and native alpine plants. Offering three-tiered hot pools ranging from 36-40 degrees celsius, this is the most idyllic place to sit back, relax and soak.

    New Zealand is famous for being home to some of Hollywood’s most spectacular film locations. The stunning Aoraki, Mount Cook and Lake Pukaki were chosen by Sir Peter Jackson to feature as the ‘Lake-Town’ in his movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Visitors can relive the magic with Lord of the Rings tours, run by tour operators in Twizel.


    • Restaurant
    • Bicycle hire
    • Heli-pad
    • Parking
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Massage therapy room
    • Media Room
    • Star-gazing trips

    Surcharges may apply to select services and facilities


    Lakestone Lodge is located approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Queenstown Airport or a 3.5-hour drive from Christchurch Airport. Airport transfers are not included in your package, please plan accordingly.