Spectacularly situated just seven minutes from Queenstown on the edge of Lake Wakatipu with stunning views of the Remarkables ranges, Matakauri Lodge is the stunning new sister lodge to Kauri Cliffs and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.
Matakauri Lodge offers luxury accommodation in just eleven suites, each with private terraces looking out to the dramatic vistas. Recently named by Tatler Magazine as one of the “World’s 101 Best Hotels”, and also earning spots in Conde Nast Traveller’s 2011 HOT LIST and USA Travel + Leisure Magazine’s IT LIST 2011, Matakauri Lodge boasts stylish and generous lodge facilities designed by designer Virginia Fisher, a day spa and gym with stunning views, superb food and fine wine and exemplary service. Nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscape settings yet just minutes from the attractions of Queenstown and all the outdoor adventure the region is renowned for, it truly is the perfect alpine lakeside retreat.
The lodge offers eleven well appointed and luxurious rooms comprising of ten Deluxe Suites each with private terraces and spacious living areas and 1 lodge room. All boast stunning views of the Remarkables ranges and Lake Wakatipu.
As a Relais & Chateaux property, Matakauri Lodge offers a unique dining experience in a luxurious setting. Head Chef Jonathan Roger’s modern New Zealand cuisine is focused on showcasing local seasonal produce and produce from our own vegetable garden. The daily changing a la carte menu offers clean and fresh flavours. Choose from a variety of dining spaces, including the Dining Room, Lounges, Remarkables Patio and Library.
Queenstown has so much to offer visitors to the region. It is the adventure capital of New Zealand so a variety of activities including bungy jumping, sky diving, snow skiing or heli-skiing in winter, hiking, Shotover boat rides and adrenalin sports year round ,as well as golf on several top nearby courses. The Central Otago wine region and Arrowtown are also favorite attractions. It is the perfect place to be based in order to visit Glenorchy with the many hikes in this area and the famous dart river jet boat excursion. You can also experience incredible Helicopter and fixed wing trips into Milford and Doubtful Sound.