Scale of 90-100
This stylish alpine retreat on the shore of spectacular Lake Wakatipu is just 10 minutes from bustling Queenstown. The property offers stunning views of its fjordlike setting, with the Remarkables mountain range rising impressively above the blue-green water. Each of the 12 lavish suites, styled by interior designer Virginia Fisher, has its own private porch, a sitting area with an open fireplace, a walk-in wardrobe and a bath with an oversize tub. In addition, the exclusive Owner’s Cottage comprises four bedrooms — each with its own lake- or mountain-view balcony — plus a spacious main lounge, a kitchen staffed by a private chef, a dining area, a study and a balcony with an infinity hot tub. Public areas include comfortable lounges, a library and a dining room where refined “modern New Zealand” cuisine is served. Aside from an extensive menu of outdoor activities, the property offers a fitness center, a large infinity pool and a full-service spa.
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Good to Know
Though this is a family-friendly property, children under the age of 12 are not allowed to dine in the main restaurant after 7 p.m. (advance reservations recommended). After this time, in-room dining is available.
Matakauri Lodge Features:
- Airport transfers
- Children welcome
- Fitness center
- Fly fishing
- Horseback riding
- Hot tub
- Meal plan offered
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Lodge Room for two, $1,250; Editor’s Choice: Suite for two, $1,500 (breakfast and dinner included; minimum stay may apply).
Daily full breakfast served at the restaurant or in room; Pre-dinner drinks and canapés; Nightly gourmet dinner; Non-alcoholic minibar; Wi-Fi
Learn more about Matakauri Lodge:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.