Seven minutes from Queenstown and spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge is a stunning new Relais & Chateaux property offering luxury accommodation in eleven designer suites, each with private terraces looking out to dramatic lakeside and mountain vistas.
Recently named by Tatler Magazine as one of the world’s 101 BEST HOTELS, Matakauri Lodge boasts generous lodge and dining facilities with unparalleled views, superb food and wine, exemplary service and stunning panoramic views and is the perfect alpine lakeside retreat.
The exclusive Lodge is nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscape settings, yet just a few minutes by car from all the attractions of Queenstown and the leisure activities this part of New Zealand’s South Island is renowned for. A range of outdoor pursuits from snow skiing or heli-skiing in winter to fishing and water sports in summer. Hiking and adrenalin sports are on the doorstep year-round. While the Matakauri property does not have a golf course there are several excellent courses to play within easy reach
Food and wine are a highlight of a stay at Matakauri Lodge, as group executive chef Dale Gartland (ex- Kauri Cliffs, Cape Kidnappers as well as Gidleigh Park in the UK) personally tailors menus to guests’ tastes. With one of New Zealand’s top wine regions, Central Otago, just down the road, wines are well matched to each meal with Central Otago Pinot Noir a stand-out of the lodge’s well stocked cellar.
Guests can choose from a range of dining spots for enjoying Dale Garland’s take on seasonal New Zealand produce, from the main lodge dining room to the cosy upstairs library, or in summer, The Remarkables Terrace with outdoor fireplace and unencumbered views of the lake and The Remarkables and Cecil Peaks mountain ranges.
Matakauri lodge also offers a Day Spa, a state of the art fitness center, sauna and an outdoor infinity pool, again all with ultra- spectacular views