Exclusive Experiences

Queenstown and our Central Otago region offer a number of different luxury experiences and with The Rees, there are a number of exclusive experiences on offer to you – our guest!

Experience the breath-taking wilderness of the Southern Alps and Fiordland by private helicopter charter: fishing for crayfish in one of New Zealand’s most remote destinations, Dusky Sound, dining in the remote reaches of a picturesque glacial valley, or hunting for Red Stag with a team of handpicked local guides.

Fiordland Explorer
Fiordland is an area of spectacular beauty. Native forest, glacial-hewn valleys, towering mountains and majestic and primeval scenery have afforded this area ‘World Heritage’ status. Ancient animals and plants of Gondwanaland still exist here.
Alongside Over The Top, we are delighted to be able to take you to explore this inaccessible area.
Lift-off from our local departure lounge, at a time to suit, for a spectacular and exclusive helicopter flight over snow-capped alps and glacial lakes before descending into Milford Sound, the first of twelve fiords. Milford Sound has acclaimed World Heritage Status for its extreme beauty, rare fauna and geological features.
Wind your way down the remote and rugged coastline of the Tasman Sea, discover the Fiords and beaches accessible only by helicopter. Touch down and put your feet in the sand and feel the power of the thunderous ocean waves stretching ceaselessly beyond you. Lunch is at your leisure as you discover the perfect setting for your alpine picnic of our finest regional foods.

Minaret Station and Milford Sound
Minaret Station is New Zealand’s premium alpine experience.
Experience luxurious high country hospitality by dining at Minaret Station’s ‘Mountain Kitchen’, set at the head of a picturesque glacial valley within the untouched landscapes and beauty of the Southern Alps.

The Mountain Kitchen is New Zealand’s most remote fine dining experience.
Located high in the Southern Alps and accessible only by helicopter, the Mountain Kitchen at Minaret Station is the ultimate in secluded luxury. Modern cuisine paired with an extensive cellar and bar is prepared by resident chefs and kitchen staff using fresh local produce.
The Mountain Kitchen at Minaret Station is open all year round and can cater to any groups need whether they are small or large groups.

Enjoy a scenic flight through to Milford Sound, landing to enjoy a ‘ground’ view of Mitre Peak, and a short bushwalk that showcases the beauty of the rainforest. Experience Milford Sound’s magnificent ice carved cliffs that rise straight up from the ocean, the ‘birds eye’ view of Mitre Peak as you fly around it, and the unparalleled scenery of this area. A snow or ice landing is included in this experience as you fly eastwards over the main divide, and across Lake Wanaka to the Mountain Kitchen on Minaret Station.