Seven minutes from Queenstown and spectacularly situated on Lake
Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites and villas,
each with private terraces looking out to a dramatic Queenstown
lakeside, with mountain views.
Matakauri Lodge will be your exclusive retreat in Queenstown, while
you get the opportunity to experience spectacular scenery and adventure
activities like white water rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping,
jet boating and heli-skiing, just to name a few.
Experience endless leisure pastimes of a more passive nature, such
as hiking, horse riding, wineries, trout fishing, scenic flights
to places like the unforgettable Milford Sound, hidden lakes… and
much, much more.
The staff at Matakauri Lodge will go out of their way to ensure
that your Queenstown experience at this world class luxury resort
will never be surpassed and we look forward to welcoming you to
the lodge. – Julian H. Robertson III – Managing Director, The Farm
at Cape Kidnappers, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Matakauri Lodge.
Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers
stunning views from every angle of the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter
Peak mountain ranges. Just seven minutes from Queenstown, Matakauri
Lodge will provide an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of
the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes.
The Lodge and adjoining villas, originally constructed in 2000 with
a contemporary New Zealand design, reopened in August 2010 after
undergoing extensive refurbishment and new interior design by acclaimed
New Zealand Interior Designer, Virginia Fisher.
The main lodge consists of spacious lounge, dining and living areas,
all with views of Lake Wakatipu. The lodge also offers a range of
indoor and outdoor dining options for our guests, including superb
private dining options. An elegant meeting space with a business
centre offering abundant natural light and views of the mountain
Facilities include a full service luxury spa, swimming pool with
spa and a fully equipped fitness centre.
The Lodge offers accommodation in eleven luxurious guest suites,
with eight outlying cottages and three suites located in the main
lodge. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting
area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The suites
are nestled in a native forest overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the
Matakauri Lodge has a range of facilities designed to help you relax
and enjoy your stay.
The common areas of our boutique New Zealand lodge offer numerous
welcoming and comfortable spaces in which to relax, including stylish
lounges featuring roaring open fires, our Remarkables Patio, Library
and courtyard all offering comfortable spaces to relax in.
Matakauri Lodge has a Luxury Spa facility, nestled in the pines
adjacent to the guest suites. With two stunning treatment rooms,
the view takes you across Lake Wakatipu to the beautiful Remarkables
Mountain Range and Cecil Peak. Enjoy these views during a selection
of glorious signature treatments including The Alpine Temptation
or The Snowflake Massage. Or choose from a variety of other Spa
treatments such as body wraps, massage, facials, manicures and pedicures.
The Gym consists of a complete spectrum of exercise equipment and
free weights. Yoga, Pilates and Personal Training are available
The luxurious outdoor heated infinity pool is situated at the Spa/Gym
complex. Relax by the pool or in the Jacuzzi with spectacular views
of the lake and mountainside.
As a Relais & Chateaux property, Matakauri Lodge offers a unique
dining experience in a luxurious setting. Head Chef Jonathan Roger’s
modern New Zealand cuisine is focused on showcasing local seasonal
produce with clean, fresh flavors in an a la carte menu that changes
Choose from a variety of dining spaces, including the Library, Dining
Room, Remarkables Patio, Courtyard and Lounge, private dining can
be arranged upon request.
Breakfast is served from 7.00am to 10:30am in the dining room and
features a buffet of local and imported fruits, Home-made pastries,
cereals and yoghurts. Additionally an A la Carte selection of cooked
Lunch is served from 12.00pm to 3:30pm. There are a variety of sandwiches,
salads and desserts to choose from.
We offer a choice of picnic lunches from an activity pack, simple
boxed lunch or a delicious picnic hamper.
Pre Dinner Drinks
Pre dinner drinks commence at 6:00pm and is an excellent time to
meet fellow guests. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a wide range
of wines, beer and spirits are served nightly in the lounge.
Dinner is served from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. Our dinner menu changes
nightly and features the finest New Zealand produce.
Wine and bottled water served with dinner are not included in the
If you would like to dine privately, there are a variety of areas
of the lodge that provide this unique experience.
Room service is available on request.
We invite you to embark on a sensory journey that will refresh your
body and lift your spirit.
Located on the edge of a pine forest, with uninterrupted views to
Lake Wakatipu and towering Cecil Peak, the spa offers a private
experience in an unrivalled natural environment.
We offer a range of holistic treatments including massages, facials,
hand and foot treatments as well as body care. The Spa team are
committed to personalizing your treatment to meet your specific
needs and our therapists will be happy to guide you in choosing
a spa experience to suit your individual requirements.
Matakauri Spa has two treatments rooms, each with shower, changing
room and private deck surrounded by natural vegetation. For a complete
wellness experience you are welcome to wrap up your spa treatment
with relaxation time in the adjacent sauna, jacuzzi and heated swimming
For the more energetic, spend some time in our fitness centre while
enjoying the spectacular lake and mountain views from your treadmill.
The spa and the Gym is open 7 days a week
At the end of another superb day exploring this world-renowned region,
come home to your Matakauri Lodge accommodation, one of eleven luxurious
Select from eight outlying suites, two lodge suites and one lodge
Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area
and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with twin vanities
and oversized bath tub.
The suites are nestled in a native forest overlooking Lake Wakatipu
and the mountain panorama.
Styled by acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, every suite
also features high speed wireless Internet, fully-stocked mini-bar*,
room-controlled air conditioning, flat screen LCD TV, DVD player,
CD player with iPod connection and security safe.
2 outlying - 72.8 sq m / 783.6 sq ft
Superbly situated along the lakefront and just a short walk
from the main lodge, these spacious suites offer their own
private balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu.
6 outlying and 2 within the main lodge - sq m/sq ft on application
individual suite sizes vary
Please note: Indicative floor plan only
These, our largest suites, have commanding views of Lake
Wakatipu and the glorious snow-capped mountains.
The two suites in the main lodge offer the convenience of
proximity to lodge facilities.
1 room - 36 sq m / 387 sq ft
Located on the upper level of the main lodge, our lodge
room offers an interconnecting option with a Deluxe Suite.
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