10 great reasons to stay at Matakauri Lodge:

  • dining options include the Library, Dining Room, Remarkables Patio, Courtyard and Lounge, and private dining on request

  • Matakauri Spa has 2 treatment rooms, each with shower, changing room, private deck and beautiful surrounds

  • take a heli-flight to Fiordland and experience immense wilderness

  • other activities include wine tours, hiking, jet boating, guided tours & more

  • heli-skiing or snow trips are a great option in winter

  • Luxurious Matakauri Lodge sits above Lake Wakatipu, near Queenstown

  • accommodation is a mix of Luxury and Deluxe Suites, with an Owner’s Cottage for a more private stay

  • and one Lodge Room for an entry-level stay

  • cuisine at Matakauri focuses on modern New Zealand and fantastic local wines

  • the rate includes pre-dinner drinks, dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar including local beers (excludes liquor and wine) and use of lodge facilities (excluding golf and spa treatments)


Matakauri Lodge sits above beautiful Lake Wakatipu with a sweeping view across the water to the Cecil and Walter Peak Ranges and the jagged peaks of the lofty Remarkables Range.

The view is one in a million. Just seven minutes drive from Queenstown this top-end luxury lodge is central to the many restaurants, galleries and adventure activities in the area. Or choose to just relax on the deck or by a cosy fire and enjoy the world-class setting at your doorstep.

The mood is bright and contemporary with a great use of glass to fully appreciate the stunning views. Lodge facilities include the spacious Remarkables Patio, a fully equipped fitness centre, a heated infinity pool and a luxurious spa with a tempting menu of massages and beauty treatments. Accommodation is in 4 luxury suites, 7 deluxe suites, 1 lodge room and the spacious Owners Cottage.  Each offers a superb experience, with the newly opened Owners Cottage giving 4 deluxe suites and 6 beautiful outdoor areas, including a courtyard with a private jacuzzi.

There are four Luxury Suites – each 72 sq metre suite has a lounge and separate bedroom, full bathroom, private balcony and open fire. One smaller Lodge Room, in the main lodge, has a full bathroom and private balcony. It interconnects with a Deluxe Suite for a larger family space. The seven 76 sq metre Deluxe Suites all have glorious views of the lake and mountains, a full bathroom, lounge area and separate bedroom. Six of these are out in the gardens and one is in the main lodge. The Owners Cottage is a superb 460 sq metre luxury hideaway, separate from the main lodge. It has four suites, which can be taken as a 2 or 4 bedroom option, a large central living area, superb fully equipped kitchen, private suite balconies and an outdoor jacuzzi. All rooms have fabulous views of the Remarkables Range.

There are several shared spaces allowing plenty of opportunities for socialising, enjoying some peace and quiet or soaking up the views. These include upper and lower lounges looking out to the mountains, a library, sitting room and large outdoor patio. A heated outdoor pool and fully equipped gym provide plenty of scope to exercise and relax.

There are several championship golf courses within a 30 minute drive of Matakauri Lodge, and world-class fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the many glass-clear rivers of the Southland, Otago and Fiordland areas. Sight and stalk fishing is exceptional and heli-fishing is also a popular option. The Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, Fiordland National Park and the ranges of the Queenstown and Wanaka regions offer endless sightseeing option. The Queenstown Winter Festival in July heralds the start of the ski season. There are many great ski fields in the nearby mountains offering skiing, snowboarding and some off-piste skiing. Other outdoor activities include white water rafting, kayaking, jet-boating, bungy jumping, hiking, horse trekking, paragliding and Lord of the Rings tours


rates at Matakauri Lodge - from $NZ 1,700 per room per night for 2