Peaceful location and yet so close to Queenstown - ideal for those seeking some solitude but with easy access to this buzzing little alpine town
A daily-changing menu serves the freshest and most exciting flavours of the moment
Proudly embracing the dynamism of Lake Wakatipu’s great outdoors, Matakauri Lodge, situated on New Zealand’s South Island, boasts views of ‘The Big Three’, a mesmerising cinematic vision that is almost surreal: The Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak. Rejoicing in its splendid position just seven minutes from Queenstown, this Relais and Chateaux property has a number of viewing platforms from which to view this wealth of sublime beauty; a large infinity pool, a courtyard with an outdoor fireplace and a lounge area. Float by the edge of the Lodge’s serene infinity pool, luxuriate in the Jacuzzi and bear witness to The Remarkables cutting a striking sight against the sky, or simply amble around at your own pace, making the most of alpine lakeside living. Perfect for the traveller in search of a new discovery, the Lodge offers extraordinary luxury travel experiences. Climb aboard a helicopter and lift off from the Lodge’s rural helipad for an exclusive tour over alpine lakes, rivers, forests, glacial valleys and ice capped mountains - New Zealand is blessed with nature that is evergreen.
The decor at Matakauri Lodge has an understated, classic aspect, courtesy of acclaimed local designer Virginia Fisher. A tapestry of clean lines in glass, stone and timber lends itself to a clean and stylish aesthetic. Reflecting the cosiness of this charming lakeside town, the lodge has many open fireplaces and a personal art collection belonging to the owners, including ceramic Picasso pieces and pieces by revered local landscape artists. Choose one of the beautiful twelve Suites, or the four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage for the lap of luxury, with a hot tub on the balcony.
Dining at Matakauri Lodge is entirely based around guest preference; choose to eat by a soothing and softly-lit fireside table in the dining area, your own suite, the library, the Remarkables Patio or a private dining room. Queenstown is a region with an exciting, established food and wine scene, offering the promise of delectable local treats. The Lodge’s Head Chef Jonathan Rogers says; “My cuisine is heavily influenced by the landscapes and environs of Central Otago... I work closely with a number of local purveyors and farmers to source the finest quality produce that showcases the very best of the region.” A daily-changing menu serves the freshest and most exciting flavours of the moment, keeping dishes diverse and fresh.
Speak to a travel advisor on 0161 233 0110 or we can arrange a time to call you.