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Stargazing

In the Aoraki Mackenzie Region

Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is a family-run luxury resort, catering to a maximum of 22 guests. It features its own, purpose-built wine cellar and observatory. As Jacqui Gibson from the New Zealand Herald discovered:

As we step from the wine cellar into the observatory, the roof rolls away providing an enormous open-air window to the night sky. It’s barely a few degrees outside, but that’s not the only reason the clear, dark sky is breathtaking. There are stars everywhere.

Read the full article here.

This retreat is luxury at its finest. The villa was absolutely breath taking, glorious, luxurious, well appointed, comfortable, amazing. The table was set for a three course dinner, which was bought to us in stages over the evening, and it was delicious and luscious. The wine was divine. A welcome cake greeted us, as did a lovely fruit bowl, welcome tots of gin and whiskey, provisions in the fridge for snacking. The bed was very comfortable, the bedding luxurious. The bathroom with full length window overlooking Mount Cook was perfect. Each villa has their own spa overlooking the grounds (Peking ducks, goats, deer roaming around) and the gorgeous Mount Cook and surrounds. Perfect for a midnight dip. Staff were welcoming and lovely. Our stay is one we will remember forever and we wish we were able to stay longer.
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Upcoming Events at the Retreat

Upcoming Events at the Retreat

We are continually innovating to bring you fresh, exciting experiences with our special events at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat. Purchase your tickets or reserve your spot on our website, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Fine Dining at Moraine Lodge

Fine Dining at Moraine Lodge

Date: Bookings Essential

Time: 7:30pm

We extend a warm welcome to day guests wishing to join us for a 4-course Fine Dining culinary experience at Mt Cook ... More →

Seasonal Photography

Seasonal Photography

Date: By Arrangement

Time: By Arrangement

An experienced photography guide will take you to the Retreat's most iconic spots and let you capture all of its ... More →

Kiwi Christmas Dinner

Kiwi Christmas Dinner

Date: Monday 25 December

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Celebrate Christmas Day with us and enjoy good food and company. Join us in our luxury Moraine Lodge and indulge in a ... More →

Billion Star Dining

Billion Star Dining

Date: By Arrangement

Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm

We created the Pukaki Wine Cellar and Observatory to share the beauty of the Dark Sky Reserve with our guests through ... More →

Astrophotography

Astrophotography

Date: By Arrangement

Time: 8pm in Winter | 9pm in Summer

Join us for a unique dark sky experience in our Pukaki Wine Cellar and Observatory. Not only will you witness and ... More →

Stargazing at Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory

Stargazing at Pukaki Wine Cellar Observatory

Date: Multiple

Time: Summer 9.30pm | Winter 8.30pm

Join us for a unique dark sky experience in the Pukaki Wine Cellar and Observatory. This is a fun, informative and ... More →

Tastes of Nature Cooking Demonstration and Lunch

Tastes of Nature Cooking Demonstration and Lunch

Date: By Arrangement

Time: By Arrangement

To dine at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is to savour the tastes of nature. Let our private chefs show you how to select, ... More →

Gift Voucher

Gift Voucher

Date: By Arrangement

Time: By Arrangement

Celebrate any occasion with a gift voucher, whether you'd like to treat someone to stay in one of our luxury villas, ... More →