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Matakauri Lodge

569 Glenorchy Rd.
Queenstown, New Zealand
TEL: 64-3441-1008

Queenstown runs on adrenaline: the birthplace of bungee jumping also offers skydiving, jet boating, and killer downhill slopes. Matakauri Lodge & Spa is just an eight-minute drive from the action, but feels a world away, set among cabbage trees and Douglas firs. All of the 11 suites have simple, stylish schist-and-wood interiors and views of Lake Wakatipu. At the just-opened spa, finish a day of heart-pounding adventure with a body wrap made from natural ingredients like kiwifruit and manuka honey, or go for a soak in the cedar Japanese-style hot tub. Dinner at the lodge is cooked by head chef Dale Gartland, who uses exquisitely fresh local produce: green-lipped mussels; Southland beef; organic vegetables.

Room to Book:

The deck in Deluxe Suite 6 gives you a front-row seat to the views of Lake Wakatipu and the picturesque backdrop of the snowcapped Southern Alps.

Insider Tip:

Spend a day with local helicopter pilot Louisa "Choppy" Patterson of Over the Top Tours, and fly to South Island's highest peak for a secluded picnic and rare photo op.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Golf
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Skiing
  • Water Sports

Number of Suites: 3 suites, 8 Cottages

Year Opened:

Other:

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