Blanket Bay

Blanket Bay

Blanket Bay is the cherry on the cake as far as South Island fishing lodges go. Situated on a commanding site at the top end of beautiful Lake Wakatipu it enjoys spectacular alpine views and is surrounded by high mountains and deep rugged valleys.

Built of local stone and solid hardwood timbers no expense has been spared to give guests a fabulous stay. The main lodge is built around a 10 metre high Great Room that looks over the turquoise blue lake to the Humboldt Mountains beyond.  Lodge rooms and suites open off each end, and there are a further four suites in the garden Chalets.

The fishing is excellent, with wild brown and rainbow trout and salmon in the lake and nearby rivers. The lodge is 45 minutes from Queenstown, which is also the nearest airport. In addition to fly-fishing and heli-fishing there is also hiking, skiing and horse riding nearby and the highly regarded Otago wineries are just an hour’s drive away.

 

Blanket Bay Lodge Suite, Queenstown, New Zealand

Accommodation:

  • there are 5 beautiful Lodge Rooms and 3 Lodge Suites in the main lodge, and 4 Chalet Suites
  • all are fitted out to the highest standard with elegant furnishings and super-size beds
  • Lodge Rooms have a balcony, an armoire, and ensuites with double vanities, shower and bath
  • Lodge Suites have a separate sitting area, balcony, stone fireplace, steam shower and bath
  • Chalet Suites have private courtyard, stone fireplace, steam shower and separate bath
  • Chalet Staterooms have a full suite and adjoining lounge area, 2 courtyards and 2 fireplaces
  • all rooms have wi-fi and i-pod docking stations

 

Lodge suite, Blanket Bay, New Zealand

The Main Lodge:

  • the Great Room has big views across the lake and intimate corners to withdraw
  • spend time here socialising, sitting by the fire or enjoying pre-dinner drinks
  • relax over a brandy in the Den
  • the Games Room has a pool table, shuffle board, TV lounge and self-serve bar
  • downstairs the Health Centre has steam rooms, spa pool and a gym
  • the a la carte menu changes daily and the cuisine is highly regarded
  • meals can be taken in the dining room, in the Wine Cave or outside on the verandah
  • scrumptious lunch hampers are available for fishing days

 

Fishing from Blanket Bay, New Zealand

The Fishing:

  • the owners built Blanket Bay because they love fishing; it’s that simple
  • there are wild brown and rainbow trout in the local rivers and the lake
  • and quinnat salmon in the lake
  • excellent nymph fishing during the early season; dry fly and nymph fishing during the summer months
  • brown and rainbow trout average 1.5 kg (3 lb) with 2.5 – 3 kg (5 – 6 lb) often caught
  • and the occasional 4.5 kg (10 lb) trout in the early or late season
  • demand for local guides is high so book them early (we can help you with this)
  • a full range of gear is available or you may want to bring your own
  • excellent stalking and sight fishing with clear streams and rocky rivers
  • river fishing season is November to May; lake fishing is allowed all year

Awards & Accolades

  • finalist in Luxury Travel mag’s Gold List
  • listed in Andrew Harper’s ‘Top 20 International Hideaways’
  • NZ’s Best Lodge Hotel Management Award 2011
  • listed in Forbes Top 10 ‘Hotels with the Most Beautiful Views’
  • recognised by Forbes Traveler and listed on Conde Nast’s Gold List

Tariff:

  • rates are per room and include pre-dinner drinks, breakfast, dinner and use of lodge facilities
  • High Season Rates – 15 Oct – 14 April 2017
  • Lodge Rooms   double/twin $NZ 1828.00; single $NZ 1570.00
  • Lodge Suites   double/twin $NZ 2700.00; single $NZ 2443.00
  • Chalet Suites   double/twin $NZ 2700.00; single $NZ 2443.00
  • Chalet Staterooms   double/twin $NZ 3392.00; single $NZ 3133.00
  • Low Season Rates – 15 April – 14 Oct 2016
  • Lodge Rooms   double/twin $NZ 1150.00; single $NZ 891.00
  • Lodge Suites   double/twin $NZ 1725.00.00; single $NZ 1466.00
  • Chalet Suites   double/twin $NZ 1725.00; single $NZ 1466.00
  • Chalet Staterooms   double/twin $NZ 2415.00; single $NZ 2156.00
  • Cancellation fees may apply
  • Currency converter available here

Season:

Blanket Bay is open July to May (usually closed in June); sorry no children under 10 yrs

 

Email us for more information or to make a booking

Bookings:

We can confirm availability, get up-to-date pricing and a full quote to you overnight. We can then handle and complete your booking for you with full personal service all the way through.

We can also help you with all your flights to and from New Zealand, your other travel and accommodation arrangements, transfers to and from the lodge, and suggested itineraries for you to further explore this beautiful country.