Matakauri Lodge, New Zealand

Embraced by the panorama views of the stunning alpine lake and rugged mountain peaks under endless blue skies, your story is told within a private theatre of sublime horizons at Matakauri Lodge a Relais & Chateaux property. The sheer magnificence of this landscape, the lodge experience that awaits you is exceptional enjoying world-class dining experiences, luxurious accommodation, exemplary service and every modern amenity one could wish for. Divine cuisine from award winning chefs and an exceptional wine selection set a world-class table at Matakauri Lodge, all served in distinct luxury and comfort. The main lodge presents a stylish and spacious lounge, dining and living areas to relax in, all with enchanting views of Lake Wakatipu. A luxury spa facility, infinity swimming pool and sauna with a modern fitness centre are also on-site for guests to enjoy. A true hideaway of pure romance with love soaring in the shimmer of the setting sun.  Just let go and fall into the moment.

The Queenstown region presents a wide range of fun activities for both children and families with a wide variety of adventure and leisure pursuits for every kinds of travellers all of which can be conveniently arrange by the Matakauri Lodge staff. Choose from a personal, behind the scenes look at the splendid wineries in nearby Central Otago or simply enjoy the beautiful scenic drive out to Arrowtown for an introduction to the areas’ gold mining history as you four-wheel-drive through the local river, there is an activity for every guest at Matakauri Lodge. The staff are well-equipped to ensure that your children’s stay at the boutique lodge is as enjoyable as your own with special children’s menus, cribs and are even happy to arrange an experienced babysitter if required.

Twenty minutes from Queenstown Airport with its host of international and domestic flights and just seven minutes from downtown Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge is superbly located on Lake Wakatipu making your stay a sheer delight. Charter flights may also be organised and Matakauri Lodge will meet your flight upon request.


Relax on your own private balcony, watching the colours of Lake Wakatipu and the spectacular mountain ranges change, as day turns to dusk. Along with stunning panoramic views, the suites boast a generous bedroom with sitting area and fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and spacious bathroom with twin vanities and oversized bath tub. Styled by acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, all rooms feature high-speed wireless internet, fully-stocked mini-bar, room-controlled air conditioning, flat screen LCD TV, DVD player, CD player with iPod connection and security safe.

Located on the upper level of the main Lodge, the Lodge Room offers an interconnecting option with a Deluxe Suite superbly situated along the lake front and just a short walk from the main Lodge. The Deluxe Suite are the largest suite type with commanding views of Lake Wakatipu and the glorious snow-capped mountains. Owner’s Cottage with its four generous bedrooms is superbly positioned to offer uninterrupted lake and mountain views boasting a spacious main lounge, study, kitchen and dining room.


Patrons can choose from a impressive menu of cocktails for your pre dinner drinks and savour them with choice canapes. Head Chef Jonathan Roger’s modern New Zealand cuisine is focused on showcasing local seasonal produce with clean, fresh flavours in an a la carte menu that changes daily. Outstanding must tries are North Island Snapper served with fresh green lip mussels, tangy tomato and fennel citrus nage as well as Variations of Cardrona Merino Lamb in a kaleidoscope of healthy asparagus, peas, sugar snaps in confit garlic jus.  Be awestruck at your sumptuous dinner that is guaranteed to be a singular culinary experience in a luxurious setting.



Matakauri Spa is located on the edge of a pine forest, with uninterrupted views to Lake Wakatipu and towering Cecil Peak, the spa offers a private experience in an unrivalled natural environment. highly recommended is the signature Aromasoul Body Scrub. You will be treated to an aromatic journey that begins with a welcome foot bath, before a full decadent body scrub with volcanic dust to eliminate dry skin and tiredness. Enjoy a steamy shower before a full body massage working especially on your areas of concern. Perfect for the exhausted traveller that needs to be rejuvenated and revitalised.

569 Glenorchy Road, Queenstown, Closeburn 9371, New Zealand
PHONE:+64 3-441 1008

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