Nestled within one of the world’s most strikingly beautiful landscapes, Matakauri Lodge is one of the most private and exclusive addresses in New Zealand.
Just seven minutes from Queenstown and overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the big three – The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peaks – the location is second to none, and the lodge has been built not to compete, but to compliment; a feat it accomplishes with astounding ease. With clean lines in glass, stone and timber and a décor style that’s built around warm tones and understated furnishings, a stay at Matakauri Lodge is one of timeless elegance.
As a Relais & Chateaux property it’s home to a spa, its own classic yacht and a restaurant helmed by a chef that’s passionate about seasonal local produce, so you can sit back, unwind and let total relaxation set in.
Trust us, the entire combination is inevitable.
MATAKAURI LODGE LOCATION
Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and three stunning mountains, Matakauri Lodge holds an enviable location on the outskirts of Queenstown. It’s just an eight-minute drive from the heart of the city to the lodge, and so a range of activities from the urban to the remote are always readily available.
Guests travelling from Christchurch can arrive via a swift 45-minute flight, plus a short 20-minute transfer from Queenstown Airport. If you prefer to drive, it’s an approximate five to six-hour drive from Christchurch International Airport.
Matakauri Lodge has a total of 11 luxury suites across the Lodge Room, Suite, Deluxe Suite and Owner’s Cottage. Each room has its own private deck, sitting area and fireplace, and has been equipped with amenities including LCD televisions, DVD and CD players, and large bathrooms with luxury toiletries. The Owner’s Cottage is the largest and sleeps eight across four bedrooms, plus four bathrooms and a spectacular hot tub on the balcony.
Voted as one of the top five lodges in New Zealand and Australia, Matakauri Lodge is your sanctuary after a day exploring the mountains and fjords of the area. Helicopters can take you golfing, skiing or touring the wineries of the region, or you can board a boat to go on a private cruise of Lake Wakatipu or jetboating through Queenstown. From thrilling to relaxing, a stay at Matakauri Lodge is whatever you choose to make of it.
Lodge Room Located on the upper level of the main lodge, the 387 square-foot Lodge Rooms offer elevated views of The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak mountains. Each has a king-size bed or two twin singles, alongside a spacious bathroom with twin vanities and oversized tub, a wardrobe, mini bar, flat-screen television and private balcony. Perfect for families, these rooms can be joined with a Deluxe Suite for more space.
Suite Superbly situated along the lakefront, the Suites offer their own private balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Two of the four are outlying and two are housed in the main building, and all are outfitted with a king bed or twin singles, flat-screen television, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with twin vanities and oversize bath, and an open fireplace with seating area.
Deluxe Suite The Deluxe Suites are both the largest and most luxurious rooms at Matakauri Lodge, with six outlying and one housed within the main building. A bedroom on the mezzanine floor overlooks a spectacular view of the mountains, and a generous bathroom boasts the same astounding view from the beautiful oversized bath. The rest of the suite has a separate sitting room with open fireplace, mini bar, flat-screen television, walk-in wardrobe and large balcony.
Owner’s Cottage Situated on Lake Wakatipu, the Owner’s Cottage offers magnificent views from every angle of the Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak mountains. Seven minutes outside of Queenstown, it’s an alpine lakeside retreat with four spacious bedrooms – each touting their own private balcony, ensuite bathroom with separate tub and shower, fireplace, bar and dressing room. The home is centered around a large kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace, while a courtyard lines the back and a deck with spa pool faces the lake. A total of 4623 square feet, this home is your exclusive hideaway in Queenstown.
- Pre-dinner drinks and canapes
- Dinner daily
- Breakfast daily