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Mt Isthmus

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Starting from NZD$13,000 per night

Sitting on a 7000 acre station in a stunning villa nestled between two glacial lakes in Wanaka, Mt Isthmus is a world-renowned luxury private villa.

One of New Zealand’s best kept secrets

An Isthmus is defined as a thin strip of land that separates two bodies of water — and in our case the bodies of water happen to be two of the most astounding mountain lakes in the world. The strip of land, known as The Neck is a mere 1000m across at its thinnest and with famed Lake Wanaka to the east and the crystalline Lake Hāwea to the West, we couldn’t have imagined a better place to really escape from it all.

Sitting on a 7000 acre station, the villa looks out over Lake Hāwea — which is one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets. Rugged and steep mountain ranges climb straight out of the lake’s shores on all sides, and with some of the clearest waters in the country it really is a sight to be savoured.

Creating unity within its surroundings 

The building itself is directly inspired by the mountains — the lake facing and rear façades mimicking the mountains with jagged geometric cornices of different heights, in direct correlation to the silhouettes of the mountains behind them. From above, the design comes into its own, as the curved lines of the roof appear as contour lines on a map, hugging the natural curves of the surrounding hills. The roof and external cladding are constructed using a copper finish, blending the building beautifully into the archetypal rusty colours of the area. The interior is finished with clean polished concrete and the superlative decoration, similar to it’s sister property The Lindis - which it has become known for.

A villa that leaves nothing to be desired.

The four suites are the epitome of luxury with super king-size beds; each with an ensuite, the latest in interior furnishings and views that make waking up an unforgettable experience.

The dining facilities are of the highest standard with a state of the art kitchen and with the luxury of having our chefs take care of your meals providing five star service and creatively refined menus.

The villa also features a media room and a spa pool to make sure our guests can relax in any way. With several spacious entertaining areas, and one featuring and in floor gas fire pyramid, Mt Isthmus is the ideal getaway for families, friends, or small work groups to soak in each other’s company in an incredible environment, inside and out.

The unparalleled luxury doesn’t simply pertain to the villa itself

With the surrounding areas catering to a diverse and heart racing range of activities unique to the area. Ensconced in the adventure tourism region of New Zealand, our guests will find skiing, kayaking, rock climbing, jet boating, mountain biking, horse trekking, and sky diving almost literally on their doorstep. For those of a slightly slower orientation, the area offers world class fly fishing, back country hiking, and not to mention some of New Zealand’s most revered vineyards — world famous for their Central Otago Pinot Noir grapes.

Sandwiched between two gorgeous glacial lakes, and with Mt Isthmus looming over our shoulders, it can be quite easy to forget the world exists outside our premium villa experience.

Season dates, rates and minimum night stay requirements may apply. Please contact one of our team for accurate availability and quotes.

  • Heating
  • Heli-Pad
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub / Spa
  • Kitchen
  • Lake View
  • Media / Cinema Room
  • Mountain View
  • Wi-Fi
  • Indoor Fire
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Snooker/Pool table
  • Coffee Machine
  • Ski Storage


Bedroom 1 Super King Bed + en Suite

Bedroom 2 Super King Bed + en Suite

Bedroom 3 Super King Bed + en Suite

Bedroom 4 Super King Bed + en Suite

  • Welcome Bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne
  • Chef prepared breakfast
  • Chef prepared three course dinner
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luxury linen
  • Premium lotions & potions