Matakauri Lodge

Location: Otago & The Southern Alps | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Matakauri Lodge sits on the quiet alpine outskirts of New Zealand’s adventure capital, teetering above the northern banks of Lake Wakatipu. With gourmet canapés and a personalised concierge, indulge in an exceptional luxury-lodge experience amid the incomparable setting of Queenstown’s mountain surrounds.
Perfect forAdventurous explorers and country-inclined couples.
In the knowHave the kitchen prepare a picnic hamper and enjoy lunch on an intimate plot away from the lodge.

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Hotel Overview

Rooms at Matakauri Lodge

Select your favourite from 11 sophisticated lodges styled by design maven Virginia Fisher, each blending luxury and comfort with elegant results. Homely warmth radiates from the comfy couches and roaring fireplaces, while contemporary cool comes from the deep bath tubs and balcony decks giving panoramic views of crystalline Lake Wakatipu.

Food and facilities

Head Chef at The Dining Room, Jonathan Roger, reels off an ever-changing a la carte menu stacked with modern New Zealand cuisine served in a choice of jaw-plummeting settings. Check out the views of Cecil Peak from the forest-set luxury spa, and get a massage or body wrap while you’re at it.

Activities at Matakauri Lodge

Queentown’s alpine mountains and white-water rivers provide as playgrounds for adventure-hounds – try hang gliding among the peaks or jet boating below the cliffs. Nearby hiking trails take in the Sawpit Gully, Mount Crichton, and sprawling Routeburn Flats; Matakauri Lodge’s spa will be on hand with an array of holistic treatments to soothe away any aches when you return.

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