Blanket Bay

Nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s finest Lodge – Blanket Bay.

Blanket Bay

Built in the grand style of the finest alpine lodges Blanket Bay is an elegant yet rustic alpine retreat sitting on the bush-clad fringes of Lake Wakatipu.

Adjacent to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, the Lodge is a peaceful sanctuary which provides endless ways to help restore physical and spiritual well being in this enchanting corner of New Zealand. The options are limitless for walking and adventure enthusiasts alike. Extraordinary fishing, skiing, jet boating, horse riding and scenic flights, complement world class dining, helping Blanket Bay Lodge set a new standard in New Zealand nature experiences.

Richie @360

One of 360’s main writers and photographers, Richie is a go-getter that is constantly out enjoying the local environment – from surfing the Hawea Wave to snowboarding Treble Cone’s natural pipes.

Richie is an ambassador for the local retail chain Outside Sports, alongside a number of other brands. As a drone pilot and filmer, Richie is also a key member of the creative team at

View posts written by Richie here on 360qw, or check out his personal blog site.