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Matakauri Lodge

Queenstown, New Zealand

Experiences – Spa & Wellness, Mountain & Wilderness Retreats, Romantic Escapes

Getaway Experiences
  • Lord of the Rings tour 
  • Visit Milford and Doubtful Sounds
  • Horseback Riding
  • River Jet Safaris 
  • Visit Skippers Canyon  
  • Go Fly fishing 
  • "Meet the Artist” tour in Central Otago
  • Wine Tours
  • Quad Bike Tours
  • Relax, indulge and rejuvenate in stunning surroundings 
  • Intimate hotel with superb food and wine and exemplary service
  • A picture perfect setting on the banks of the Lake Wakatipu  
  • Luxurious boutique accommodation with panoramic views
  • Dramatic Alpine & Lake Views 

  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
matakauri lodge

Located at the edge of Lake Wakatipu, with one of the most serene landscapes in the world, Matakauri Lodge offers stunning views of the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. This small, intimate lodge has 11 stylishly furnished suites and villas, each with private terraces overlooking Queenstown lakeside and dramatic mountain views. 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, infinity swimming pool, and a fully equipped fitness centre. 


Matakauri Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, just 7 minutes by car from the town centre. It is only 20 minutes (10 kms) from Queenstown airport. 


Each of the 11 beautiful suites has a private terrace, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, a walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. Eight of them are outlying, while the other three are housed in the main lodge, which also boasts a spacious lounge, dining and living areas with views of the lake. Styled by acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, every suite features a warming fireplace, high speed wireless internet, comprehensive mini-bar, individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen LCD TV, DVD player, CD player with iPod connection and security safe.

  • Lodge Room

    There is just one Lodge room which is located on the upper level of the main lodge. It offers an interconnecting option with a Deluxe Suite. Size – 36 sq m.

  • Suites (outlying)

    Superbly situated along the lakefront and just a short walk from the main lodge, these 2 spacious suites offer their own private balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Size – 73 sq m

  • Suites (main lodge)

    Superbly situated along the lakefront within the main lodge, these 2 spacious suites offer their own private balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu. These suites vary in size.

  • Deluxe Suite

    There are 6 outlying suites and 1 in the main lodge. These are the largest suites at Matakauri and they have commanding views of Lake Wakatipu and the glorious snow-capped mountains.  The suite in the main lodge offers the convenience of proximity to lodge facilities. These suites vary in size.

  • Owners Cottage

    The Owners cottage at Matakarui Lodge has uninterrupted lake and mountain views and boasts a spacious main lounge, study, kitchen and dining room. It has four generous bedrooms, making it perfect for families and groups of friends travelling together. It can house upto 8 people. Amenities include  fireplaces, large bathrooms with views from the bathtubs Matakauri is now famous for, walk-in closets, in-room bars and private balconies overlooking the magnificent Lake Wakatipu complete the stylish cottage.  Spectacularly located on the main balcony is a private Jacuzzi. The cottage also has an outdoor courtyard area with barbecue and cooking facilities for a chef if private in-house dining is preferred. The cottage can be rented as a 2 or 4 bedroom unit. Size – 465 sq m (5000 sq feet)

Services & Amenities

  • 11 Suites & Villas 
  • Indoor and outdoor dining options including private dining
  • A Spa offering holistic treatments 
  • Superb New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • A venue for weddings or corporate events 

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: NZD 665 per night

Honeymoon Offer

  • Enjoy a welcome bottle of New Zealand sparkling wine 
  • A romantic picnic on one of the three private beaches or your own private waterfall
  • Indulge further with some pampering in the couples treatment room
  • Gorgeous dinners for two in some unique lodge locations plus an "ultimate romance" special turndown on your last night 
Whilst staying at Matakauri Lodge you will also enjoy the following included amenities during your stay:

• Welcome bottle of New Zealand sparkling wine 
• Upgrade to best available suite type 
• Private property tour 
• Picnic lunch to be enjoyed out on the property or to be taken on your daily excursion 
• NZ $70 Spa credit per person 
• Guaranteed private dining one night during your stay 
• Romantic turndown on the final night of your stay

Validity: Till further notice
Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges