Matakauri Lodge

Matakauri Lodge is a luxury hideaway set just outside Queenstown on a hillside sloping down to Lake Wakatipu, offering stunningly designed accommodation, fine dining, superb service and incredible panoramic views of the lake and mountains.

Queenstown, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand
Matakauri Lodge
  • Start your morning with spectacular vistas across the azure waters of Lake Wakatipu.

  • After a day of adventuring in Queenstown, return to the lodge and relax at the Matakauri Spa where holistic hot stone massages and volcanic dust body scrubs beckon.

  • Sup on local Central Otago Pinot Noirs at the lodge’s bijou bar, before moving into the dining room for an exquisite handcrafted dinner where fresh local ingredients are always on the menu.

  • With Lake Wakatipu on your front doorstep, kayaking, fishing and luxury yacht trips are all on offer and make for a perfect adventurous addition to any stay at Matakauri Lodge.

Nestled in native bush, overlooking Lake Wakatipu on the outskirts of vibrant Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge is one of the most private and exclusive addresses in New Zealand. The lodge's communal areas are cosy and welcoming and guests can enjoy the clean crisp interiors bathed in light while reading a book in the library or curled up with a glass of wine in front of the living room's fireplace. This is contemporary casual style with a touch of glamour and the emphasis on natural materials and warm colours to reflect the lodge's majestic surrounds.

Each of Mataukari's spacious suites has its own private sitting room and garden terrace, all of which look out to the mountainous terrain beyond the stunning lake views. Suites are spacious and airy and have been cleverly designed to be simplistic, hence not detracting from the beauty outside, yet all of life's creature comforts have been attended to from the latest audio visual technology to the high quality beds, towels and linen.

Each evening guests gather in the lounge for pre-dinner drinks and canapés and here stories are shared and compared of the day's adventures. The lodge prides itself on showcasing the finest wines and produce in a luxurious setting and whether it is a picnic lunch, gourmet dinner or a private meal in one of the lodge's many special venues, the quality of food and service is second to none.

Explore this beautiful region by helicopter, bungy from one of the highest jumps in the world, speed down the rivers by jet boat or simply enjoy the relaxing environment of Matakauri Lodge at the gorgeous infinity pool or indulgent spa, with its outstanding views of the lake across the beautiful gardens.

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Whilst all the gorgeous suites have the wow-factor, Suites 7 and 9 sit at the end of the property and have mesmerising views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains. Both the beds and baths are purposefully positioned to make the most of these vistas.

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Queenstown, Central Otago and the Southern Lakes, New Zealand

Matakauri Lodge is located on Glenorchy Road, overlooking Lake Wakatipu on the outskirts of Queenstown, South Island. Matakauri Lodge is located just 7-minutes from the heart of Queenstown and all its attractions, yet its private setting renders it seemingly a world away, positioned as it is on the edge of Lake Wakatipu with gob-smacking views of the Remarkables.

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