- A six-star luxury lodge spectacularly overlooking snowy peaks and one of New Zealand’s most beautiful alpine lakes. The location is amongst one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes, food is exceptional and service is exemplary. Prepare to be spoilt.
- Get ready for your jaw to drop. Matakauri is such as peaceful location yet a 10-minute drive from Queenstown, – ideal for those seeking some solitude but with easy access to this buzzing little alpine town. The property sits just above the beautiful Lake Wakatipu.
- Every room of the lodge makes the most of the view, across the lake and to the snowy mountain ranges of The Remarkables, and Cecil and Walter Peaks. There is nothing else in the area – this is a very exclusive spot.
- Matakauri Lodge has a Luxury Spa facility, nestled in the pines adjacent to the guest suites.
- The luxurious outdoor heated infinity pool is perfect after a day of action around Queenstown.
- Service is relaxed and flawless. Walking into a Matakauri suite feels like coming home.
- Head chef Jonathan Rogers is a Kiwi with a dedication to local produce. He forages in the local hills, insists that all staff visit and learn about the producers he works with, and delivers dishes that are exciting.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and a personalised day tour of Lake Wakatipu on the 1930s luxury yacht are all at your doorstep. The restaurant can arrange a picnic and drinks for all excursions.
For guests who golf, there’s access to the private Hills Course, home to the the 2007 New Zealand Open, and the scenically blessed Jacks Point, on the other side of Lake Wakatipu.
A favourite of the Robertson family, lift up from the high-country station nestled behind Matakauri lodge as you are whisked away on a fabulous family excursion to the Milford Sound and beyond. Land at an Alpine Lake, enjoy wine and cheese or coffee and muffins, all while driving Eco Golf Balls off an extreme mountain driving range. Explore a rainforest walk at Milford Sound and meet the native lancewood tree.
There are a multitude of wonderful sights within this diverse and dramatic landscape and our Southern Lakes photography tours will get you to the right spot, at the right time. Our guides have years of experience as professional photographers and their expertise is invaluable when it comes to making the most of each scene. What’s more, they’ll get you there in the most memorable way, be it via luxury European automobile, exhilarating helicopter ride or thrilling jet boat experience.
Discover Lake Wakatipu at your own pace aboard the beautiful MV Yvalda Spend a completely personalised day on Lake Wakatipu. After being collected from the Matakauri jetty by the MV Yvalda, a beautiful, 48 foot classic motor launch, you will be treated to a day on the lake at your own pace. Stop for lunch and try your hand at fishing, or just lounge on deck in the sun as you motor through some of the most stunning scenery around. With capacity for up to 10 people, this is the perfect family outing.
The Milford Ultimate is a trip of a lifetime.Relaxed and unhurried, this remarkable tour takes off from Queenstown and flies over high-country peaks before venturing into the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park, a wonderland filled with towering mountains, waterfalls and native rain forest. Take in the majestic Milford Sound; stroll along the wildly beautiful, uninhabited West Coast beaches, see the blue ice glaciers high in the Alps and the discover the fiords’ coastal rain forests. As you touch down at each of the four landing sites, the helicopter will shut down so you can enjoy the eeiry quiet of the mountains.
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 provides an alpine lakeside retreat amongst one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. The main lodge consists of a spacious lounge and dining and living areas, all with views of Lake Wakatipu. The lodge also offers a range of indoor and outdoor dining locations for guests, including superb private dining options, and an elegant meeting space with a business centre offering abundant natural light and views of the mountain ranges beyond.
Facilities include a full service spa, infinity swimming pool, and fully-equipped fitness centre, including sauna and a jacuzzi. Accommodation is offered in twelve luxurious guest suites and rooms. Each suite offers a private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The suites are nestled in to the landscape overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountain panorama. The Owner’s Cottage at Matakauri features four suites in a freestanding residence with private Jacuzzi, kitchen and grand courtyard making it ideal for families, couples or friends travelling together, as well as special celebrations. Queenstown offers an abundance of experiences for all visitors from the adventure pursuits of bungy jumping, canyoning and white water rafting, to the more leisurely pursuit of the fine wine and arts of Central Otago. Matakauri Lodge is a member of Relais & Châteaux and is a sister property to Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers.
Each of Mataukari’s spacious suites has its own private sitting room and garden terrace, all of which look out to the mountainous terrain beyond the stunning lake views. Suites are spacious and airy and have been cleverly designed to be simplistic, hence not detracting from the beauty outside, yet all of life’s creature comforts have been attended to from the latest audio visual technology to the high quality beds, towels and linen..
Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, this exclusive villa offers magnificent views from every angle of the Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Just seven minutes from Queenstown, it provides an alpine lakeside retreat in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes.The mountain panorama is an imposing backdrop for this intimate, personal hideaway, which boasts a spacious main lounge, study, kitchen and dining room.
Our most luxurious rooms, the Deluxe Suites at Matakauri Lodge deliver an unforgettable experience.
The Deluxe Suites are largest in size with the bedroom set apart on a mezzanine floor and a truly spectacular mountain outlook from their generous bathrooms and oversized baths. Of the seven Deluxe Suites, six are outlying while one is housed within the main lodge building.
Superbly situated along the lakefront, our luxurious and spacious suites in Queenstown offer their own private balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu.Thoughtfully-designed to make the most of the dramatic mountain panorama, our Suites offer guests comfort, peace and privacy. Of the four Suites, two are outlying and two are housed within the main lodge building.
Our entry level 5 star accommodation in Queenstown, the Lodge Room offers lovely views of the big three: The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak.Located on the upper level of the main lodge, the Lodge Room is the smallest room on offer but has a cosy feel and stunning views due to its elevation. The Lodge Room is a great option for guests travelling with children as it offers an interconnecting option with a Deluxe Suite.36 sq. m. / 269 sq. ft.
“Trust the Chef” signature menu offers a shared dining experience, with dishes selected by the chef based on fresh produce and ingredients available on the day.
A The bijou bar is located in the light-filled lobby area and seats about four people, but the restaurant is where most quaffing and sipping goes on. Pre-dinner drinks are served from around 6pm in the upper lounge – a chance for guests to gather and swap views on the views. Matakauri stocks most local Central Otago wines (the house wine), a region that is renowned for producing award-winning Pinot Noir and setting new international benchmarks in quality. If in doubt, wine choices will be expertly guided in the dining room and bar, and your palate preferences will be recalled by staff the next time you ask for a drink.
Executive chef Dale Gartland, originally from Shrewsbury in England, is a proponent of maintaining balance and stylish simplicity in the Modern European fare he prepares at welcoming restaurant the Dining Room. He views Matakauri as an extension of a guest’s home, so you don’t have to eat off the menu and can order tailormade dishes if you fancy something different. With a menu that changes daily, there is already ample variety, but Dale will happily source New Zealand’s finest seafood or game on request. He works with a sous chef and pastry chef and the team not only shines at dinner; they will get your day off to an impressive start, too. Mouth-watering dishes include truffle-flavoured risotto, blue cod from the Foveaux Strait and fillet of Hereford beef
Explore this beautiful region by helicopter, bungy from one of the highest jumps in the world, speed down the rivers by jet boat or simply enjoy the relaxing environment of Matakauri Lodge at the gorgeous infinity pool or indulgent spa, with its outstanding views of the lake across the beautiful gardens.
Matakauri Spa has two treatments rooms, each with a shower, changing room and private deck surrounded by gorgeous native flora. For a complete wellness experience finish off your spa treatment with relaxation time in the adjacent sauna, hot tub or heated swimming pool.
Matakauri’s outdoor infinity pool will draw you in on balmy days. There’s also a Jacuzzi and sauna to keep you in swimwear.