Even in New Zealand, with its natural marvels and legendary beauty, Aoraki Mount Cook stands apart. The mountain and its region hold deep spiritual meaning for all New Zealanders. There is simply no other place like it. To journey to Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is to step into a vast and ancient landscape. The earth beneath your feet began its transformation around 20,000 BC, sculpted and shaped through millennia by the gliding and scraping of immense glaciers.
We felt the special wonder of the place from the moment we selected the site for our Retreat, and it’s infused every experience we share with our guests. The warm, comfortable elegance of our private luxury villas, with their inspiring views and plush finishings. The restorative relaxation of our wellness treatments, and the nourishing cuisine prepared by our chef with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Here, you can rest and reconnect. Look into the universe with a private stargazing experience in our wine cellar observatory, or find peace on a walk in the purity of nature. Here, your time is your own. Explore the Aoraki Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo region from the Retreat, try a new adventure or indulge in the quiet and choose to simply be.
The Retreat is proud to be associated with the Virtual Race NZ and is offering a prize for a one night stay in one of our luxury villas with a stargazing experience in the onsite Wine Cellar Observatory.
Haere mai – we extend a warm welcome, and look forward to your stay.