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Matakauri Lodge Queenstown
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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 ranges beyond.

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 mountain panorama.

Matakauri Lodge has a range of facilities designed to help you relax and enjoy your stay.

Main Lodge
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.

The spa
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 by appointment.

Swimming Pool
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 daily.

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 items.

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 daily tariff.

Private Dining
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 pool.

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 suites.

Select from eight outlying suites, two lodge suites and one lodge room.

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.

Floor Plan

6 outlying and 2 within the main lodge - sq m/sq ft on application as
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.

Floor Plan

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.

Floor Plan

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GPS: -45.058744,168.58705

This accommodation is available as part of on of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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