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In December 2011, The FT announced the launch of Minaret Station -- "A new camp in New Zealand [combining] luxury with extreme isolation – the only way to get there is by helicopter....This isn’t pure ostentation; rather it’s the only practical way of getting here. Tucked up in the high country of New Zealand’s South Island, Mount Aspiring teetering to the rear, Lake Wanaka far down below, Minaret is not so much the middle of nowhere as the furthermost edge of it – 3,000 ft up, miles from any road, impossible to reach even on intrepid foot [FT] The FT further comments, "So dry is the air, and so distant from pollution, that your eyesight appears to have been improved by several notches. Everything seems clearer, closer and crisper round the edges." A tent for two at Minaret Station costs from NZ$3,500 (£1,675) per night, fullboard and including helicopter transfer from Wanaka. Learn more about Minaret Station and other remote luxury camps only accesible by air in the attached FT review.
Minaret Station is a savvy-insider, cool place to stay in New Zealand, South Island, Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, featured and recommended by:
+ Financial Times December 2, 2011"Sheperd Chic (Minaret Station, New Zealand)"
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