Gone Fishing .. an Ultra Luxe Angling Adventure Awaits in New Zealand
High on many avid anglers’ fishing fantasies are the oceans, bays, rivers, lakes and mountain streams of New Zealand .. and with the official South Island fly-fishing season opening in just a few short weeks (1 November through to May), now is the time to book the Ultimate New Zealand Angling Adventure.
This year, there is no better place to stay than the brand-new Villa at Blanket Bay. Looking out over Lake Wakapitu to the Humbolt Mountains beyond, the fully-serviced ultra-luxe lodge offers the epitome of comfort and service, convenience and seclusion. With space for all the family, or a group of friends, four king suites (each with their own bathroom, sitting area with fireplace and an outdoor terrace) showcase the surrounding “Lord of the Rings” landscapes. The magnificent views are also enjoyed through the towering glass walls of the grand lounge and dining area, from the generously proportioned fire pit and from the two outdoor hot tubs. With separate staff quarters in the Villa and Blanket Bay Lodge staff only moments away, a discrete and professional helping pair of hands are always nearby.
Originally built based on the owner’s personal passion for fly-fishing, it is little wonder that Blanket Bay lodge has an internationally-awarded reputation for its world-class fishing experiences. Wakatipu and the other nearby Wanaka and Hawea glacial lakes offer year-round fishing opportunities and the wild West Coast offers exceptional deep sea and big game fishing but true angling aficionados come for the fabulous brown and rainbow trout fishing in the area’s spectacular alpine streams and crystal-clear mountain rivers.
From several secret locations in a single day to a unique collection of fishing experiences curated to create a rewarding multi-day itinerary, Southern Crossings can arrange fully-guided and tailored private heli-fishing experiences to otherwise inaccessible and secluded wilderness locations, including all the necessary licences, equipment, expert tips and insider local knowledge to suit any experience level.
Only 45 minutes from New Zealand’s adventure capital of Queenstown, between the Otago wine country and the South Island’s magnificent Fiordland, Blanket Bay offers non-anglers an equally exceptional choice of experiences from golf to 4 wheel-driving, wine tasting to white-water rafting, hiking to horseriding, jetboating on the Dart River or relaxing in the Lodge’s jacuzzi. Delicious gourmet meals showcasing New Zealand’s freshest regional produce can be enjoyed in the Dining Room or in the private Wine Cave in the main lodge or catered for by a private chef in the guests’ choice of several spectacular indoor and outdoor locations in and around the Villa.
Contact Southern Crossings to tailor the ultimate angling adventure … or bespoke Ultra-Luxe itineraries to suit almost any passion.
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