18th August 2019
“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” - Homer, The Odyssey
15th August 2019
From Blanket Bay, you can fly to some of the world's most spectacular locations. With a variety of adventures accessible by helicopter - from helibiking Queenstown's back country to heliskiing or heli-hiking - the region is your playground. Or if you'd prefer a less adrenaline-fueled day out, try one of the many scenic flights available.
11th August 2019
Did you know? The name - Blanket Bay - comes from the use of blankets to shelter the shearers from the sun or rain while they worked. It was from this bay that wool was loaded into whale boats and taken to Kingston - at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu.
8th August 2019
#ThrowbackThursday to the stunning wedding of Mr and Mrs Davidson who we hosted for their special day in May. We love being part of a couple's celebration 🥂 and believe we offer a magical experience. To find out more, go to www.blanketbay.com
6th August 2019
Enjoy the world’s most scenic game of Pétanque at Blanket Bay’s latest addition – a new Pétanque court. Rug up to test your skills while looking out at the magnificent turquoise lake and mountain surrounds before refreshments inside by the fire. 🥃🔥
4th August 2019
Did you know? We offer reduced winter rates from now until mid October 2019 making it a sensational time to visit Blanket Bay. Find out more at www.blanketbay.com
2nd August 2019
Introducing the Dame Rosemary, a perfect celebratory cocktail combining gin, Manuka honey syrup, grapefruit juice and lemon with locally grown Rosemary in a perfect balance of salty, sweet, and sour. Come and try it for yourself.🍹
30th July 2019
Combining nearly 150 years of shared heritage across three unique locations, we’ve joined with luxury retreats Wharekauhau Country Estate (Cape Palliser) and Huka Lodge (Taupo) to offer a special Pioneers Package for the first time. Enjoy an unforgettable stay at three spectacular properties alongside a series of signature experiences. Available until 30 November. ❤️ Find out more here: http://www.blanketbay.com/packages/pioneers-package/
27th July 2019
"The great wealth is health." - Virgil Feeling sore after a day on the slopes? Let us ease those muscles with one of our restorative treatments at the health and wellness centre. 🙌
25th July 2019
Did you know? Our owners - Tom and Pauline Tusher - chose to source recycled Australian and New Zealand timber - from old wharves, industrial buildings and other structures with their own stories - for their exquisite build at Blanket Bay. As Pauline explains, "the timbers have so much history here; it was very grounding for the lodge."
22nd July 2019
"He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter." - John Burroughs The world of Blanket Bay is alive year-round, with beauty to be found outside - and in.