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. A luxurious Villa sitting on the hill above the lodge offers secluded premium accommodation in 1 – 4 bedrooms, with a fully serviced stay.

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



  • 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
  • the separate Villa has 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms and a large shared lounge and dining area (available with the Villa option). It is available as a 2 bdm suite, or as a 2 -4 bedroom Villa stay with in-house dining with a personal chef. The Villa offers spectacular views over the lake and a first-class stay


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



  • rates are per room and include pre-dinner drinks, breakfast, dinner and use of lodge facilities. All rates include GST and are valid to April 2019
  • Lodge Rooms   double/twin $NZ 1,320 – 2,012 per night
  • Lodge Suites   double/twin $NZ 1,707 – 3,047 per night
  • Chalet Suites   double/twin $NZ 1,707 – 3,047 per night
  • Chalet Staterooms   double/twin $NZ 2,080 – 3,392 per night
  • Villa rates are available on request
  • Cancellation fees may apply
  • Currency converter available here


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


Send Your Enquiry for Blanket Bay


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.