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Getting to Mt Isthmus

Sitting on a 7000 acre station, the Mt Isthmus 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.

You can access Mt Isthmus by vehicle, or by helicopter flying over the nearby ranges before landing at our onsite heli pad.


Queenstown is the closest domestic airport to Mt Isthmus.

Auckland to Queenstown | 1h 50min

Wellington to Queenstown | 1h 20min

Christchurch to Queenstown | 1h 10min


From Wanaka

Mt Isthmus is roughly 30 minutes via vehicle from Wanaka. Travel through Albert Town and then follow Lake Hawea to the villa.

From Queenstown

Mt Isthmus is roughly 1.5 hours via vehicle from Queenstown Airport. Travel across the Crown Range and through Wanka or through Gibbston Valley (2 hours) on to Lake Hawea.

Rental cars are available at the Queenstown Airport

From Dunedin

Mt Isthmus is roughly 4 hours via vehicle from Dunedin Airport. Travel through Roxburgh and Cromwell and then on to Lake Hawea.

Rental cars are available at the Dunedin Airport.


Helicopter flights are available from Wanaka and Queenstown airports. Enquire for a quote.

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