Matakauri, Queenstown, New Zealand

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 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.

Location and Transfers

Located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, just minutes from the heart of Queenstown.
Transfer from Queenstown Airport takes 20 minutes by car.


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.

Lodge Room – located on the upper level of the main lodge, the lodge room offers an interconnecting option with a Deluxe Suite

Suites – 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

Deluxe Suites – 6 outlying and 2 within the main lodge, the largest suites with 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


At Matakauri Lodge, the staff pride themselves on showcasing the finest local wines and produce in a luxurious setting.
The Executive Chef Dale Gartland’s modern European cuisine is focused on showcasing local seasonal produce with clean, fresh flavours. After a long day of adventuring, enjoy the daily changing Lodge menu.

Breakfast – served 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 – there are a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts to choose from

Picnics – there is a choice of picnic lunches from an activity pack, simple boxed lunch or a delicious picnic hamper

Pre Dinner Drinks – Cocktail hour commences 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 – the dinner menu changes nightly and features the finest New Zealand produce. During cocktails and dinner, gentlemen are required to wear a jacket (the Lodge has jackets available for guest use)

Private Dining – there are a variety of areas of the lodge that provide this unique experience

Room Service – available on request

Facilities and Activities

Gymnasium – Yoga, Pilates and Personal Training are available by appointment
Outdoor Heated Infinity Pool

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