Spectacularly located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers luxury lodge accommodation in Queenstown and looks out to a mesmerizing panorama of the big three; The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak.
Just seven minutes from bustling Queenstown, this is an alpine, lakeside retreat, nestled in one of the world’s most strikingly beautiful landscapes. With clean lines in glass, stone and timber, Matakauri’s own take on luxury is understated and welcoming; embracing guests and championing the mountainscape.
Voted as one of the top three lodges in New Zealand and Australia, Matakauri is your ultimate sanctuary after a day spent atop mountains, exploring vast fjords, chasing thrills and simply discovering this unique region.
Queenstown’s stage is the magnificent landscapes and vast mountain ranges where you can feel the energy of this bustling town and make the most of the exciting experiences available to you. This is a place where you’ll feel welcomed by warm hospitality, open minds, and innovative and cosmopolitan outlook.
Day and night, 365 days a year, Queenstown offers all the fun and stimulation of a metropolitan resort—with exciting land and water adventures activities, relaxing spas and hideaways, a lively bar and restaurant scene, shopping, World Heritage scenery and much, much more.
Luxury accommodation under the mountains
At the end of another truly memorable day exploring this world-renowned region, come home to your Matakauri Lodge accommodation. With clean lines in glass, stone and timber, Matakauri’s own take on luxury is understated and welcoming; embracing guests and championing the mountainscape.
Four suites are classically located within the main lodge, with the remaining suites nestled on the banks of Lake Wakatipu overlooking the mountain panorama.
Styled by acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, you won’t want to leave your sumptuous suite with its awe-inspiring views.Perfect for those seeking luxury accommodation in Queenstown.
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. Offering accommodation for up to eight guests, each of the four generous bedrooms has its own private balcony with lake and mountain views.
An outdoor courtyard area with barbecue and kitchen with extensive cooking facilities ensure the villa is fully equipped for a chef if private in-house dining is preferred. Your private oasis is made complete with open fireplaces in lounge and dining, as well as a spectacularly located, infinity edge hot tub on main balcony.
Matakauri Lodge Head Chef Jonathan Rogers delivers an exquisite take on modern New Zealand cuisine.Sourcing the very best produce from local suppliers in the Central Otago Region, Rogers and Matakauri Lodge offers a unique dining experience in a luxurious setting.
As Rogers showcases local seasonal produce with clean, fresh flavours in an a la carte menu that changes daily, guests are left to appreciate the stunning mountain panorama and a truly world-class wine menu.
Rogers says his cuisine is heavily influenced by the landscapes and environs of Central Otago.
“By changing the menus daily, it allows myself and the team the opportunity to utilize seasonal local produce of the highest quality, and to tailor the menus around each guests’ individual likes and needs. I work closely with a number of local purveyors and farmers to source the finest quality produce that showcases the very best of the region.”
Guests can choose from a variety of dining spaces, including the Library, Dining Room, Remarkables Patio, Courtyard and Lounge, with private dining arranged upon request.
Each year Matakauri Lodge curates special interest and lifestyle events for discerning travellers. Whether it be a nine-night tour showcasing the best of New Zealand or a weekend of indulgent cuisine and fine wine, events are announced throughout the year so visit regularly for more information.
Matakauri Lodge’s mountain panorama is an imposing backdrop for your special, intimate day. Say I do under the mountains.
Matakauri Lodge offers a total of 16 bedrooms made up of a combination of Deluxe Suites, Suites, Lodge Room and the Four Bedroom Owner’s Cottage, all offering the choice of twin or king beds to sleep a maximum of 32 guests.
Dining options within the lodge include the Lodge Library, (4), Main Dining Room (16), Lower Lounge (20), Upper Lounge (20), Owner’s Cottage (12), Remarkables Terrace Marquee (40), Front Lawn Marquee (60).
Guest weddings at Matakauri Lodge are an absolutely unique experience, and with everything in one place, your dream day couldn’t be easier.
With a number of exclusive dining locations, Matakauri has everything you need for your next private function. And whether that is a weekend away for a family reunion, an evening honouring a loved one or a thank you to valued team members, our team would be delighted to help ensure your special occasion is truly memorable.
Dining options within the lodge include the Lodge Library, (for four), Main Dining Room (12), Lower Lounge (20), Upper Lounge (20), Owner’s Cottage (12), Remarkables Terrace (60).
Matakauri Lodge is the ideal location for corporate retreats and special events when you simply want to be able to enjoy the magnificent landscape of Queenstown.
At Matakauri Lodge you are close enough to the action but far enough away to be able to work. Located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu the lodge provides the ideal venue for an event or programme from four to 22 guests with a maximum of 32 guests.
With a collection of meeting and dining options within the main lodge, guests can enjoy gourmet food and great wine, whether it’s a degustation menu or simply something light and fun.
Stylishly and uniquely designed with 12 suites and the Four Bedroom Owner’s Cottage, Matakauri Lodge provides a unique setting with the indoor and outdoor flow of lodge rooms providing areas for relaxing and enjoying.
All programmes are tailored to the individual client. So if it’s a strategic session followed by some fishing, jet boating or wine appreciation we will help make it happen, seamlessly and stylishly.
Matakauri Spa is located on the edge of a pine forest, with uninterrupted views to Lake Wakatipu and towering Cecil Peak. Our Spa team is committed to personalising your treatment to meet your specific needs and can guide you in choosing a spa experience to suit your individual requirements.
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.
Aromasoul Body Scrub
This treatment will commence with a volcanic dust full body scrub eliminating 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 revitalised.
Matakauri Facial and Back Massage
Our Matakauri facial is combined with a relaxing or remedial back, neck and shoulder massage to create both a beneficial and rejuvenating spa experience. Just the treatment for those short on time or not sure which of our spa treatments to choose.
Your treatment begins with a full consultation as each massage we offer is customised to meet the specific needs of each guest.
Please communicate any special health conditions to your therapist in order to maximise the benefits and enjoyment of your treatment.
Combining various styles of massage, your therapist will use light, medium or firm pressure to transform a traditional Swedish massage into a personalised treatment to promote body and mind relaxation.
Skin Regimen Results-Driven Anti Ageing Facial
This facial renews and revitalises the skin of your face, neck and décolleté. Thanks to the synergy of alphahydroxy acids, the exclusive longevity complex and a specific manual skill that reinforces skin tissue, softens visible wrinkles and improves the appearance of skin plumpness. Using Comfort Zones unique Skin Regimen products, you will walk away with smooth, illuminated and soft skin.
Families at Matakauri
Every day, Matakauri Lodge welcome families of all sizes and ages. With accommodation options, experiences and packages designed expressly with families in mind, your Queenstown family holiday is ready and waiting.
Jet-setting families have chosen Matakauri for the generations with our educational, interactive and destination inspired activities a firm favourite. Once on property, families delight in the convenience of having attentive, family-friendly staff to curate their stay from experiences, day trips and dining to all the little details in between.
Family Milford Experience
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.
Take a short hike through striking high-country or cast a spinner at elusive trout. This ‘Robertson Family Heli Special’ will have you away for three hours as you enjoy three spectacular Milford Sound landings.
Southern Lakes Photography Tour
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.
Gibbston Valley Wine Tours
Whether you have a few hours or a few days, our partners Black ZQN can craft a bespoke itinerary that will give you a taste or an in-depth exploration of this very special wine growing region.
The Gibbston Valley is one of the most spectacular wine regions you are likely to encounter. Vineyards are patchworked precariously between dramatic schist ranges and the steep Kawarau River gorge.
A relatively young wine growing region, the first vines were planted in the early 1980s by legendary local character Alan Brady. The land was rugged and uncompromising, home only to high country sheep farmers, and most thought he was crazy!
But the landscape reminded Brady of the Bourdeaux region in France and a romantic notion turned out to be a fabulous reality.
Today, Central Otago is regarded as one of the top three wine regions in the world for Pinot Noir. The challenging high altitude conditions have led to consistently superb wines and many international awards.
More than 70% of the grapes grown here are pinot noir; the rest are other cold climate varietals including pinot gris, riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Whether you are an aficionado or recently introduced to the world of wine, your tour of this spectacular region can be curated specifically to you.
Milford Ultimate Heli Tour
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 wildlybeautiful, 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.