Matakauri Lodge

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Experience the very best of New Zealand – The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers & Matakauri Lodge – with one special family of properties.

Three unique lodges in three stunning locations, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers & Matakauri Lodge collectively provide guests with the very best New Zealand has to offer.

All three properties are owned by New York financier and philanthropist Julian Robertson and family and managed by son Julian ‘Jay’ Robertson. There are some of the most awarded and acclaimed luxury destinations in the world.

Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers stunning views from every angle of the Remarkable, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Just a seven minute drive from Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge is an alpine lakeside retreat nestled in one of the world’s most serenely beautiful landscapes. The Lodge and adjoining suites, originally constructed in 2000 with a contemporary New Zealand design, reopened in August 2010 after undergoing extensive refurbishment and new interior design by acclaimed New Zealand Interior Designer, Virginia Fisher.

At the end of another superb day exploring this world-renowned region, come home to your Matakauri Lodge accommodation, one of eleven luxurious suites. Select from eight outlying suites, two lodge suites and one lodge room. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with twin vanities and oversized bath tub. The suites are nestled in a native forest overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountain panorama. Each suite features 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.

At Matakauri Lodge, we pride ourselves on showcasing the finest local wines and produce in a luxurious setting. Our Executive Chef Dale Gartland’s oversees the modern European cuisine which showcases local seasonal produce with clean, fresh flavours. After a long day of adventuring, enjoy our daily changing Lodge menu. As always our team is fully committed to making the most of your stay with us, so feel free to take advantage of our stunning options for private dining; or take our chefs the product of your day’s fishing and let our team turn your hard-won catch into a gourmet experience. Choose from a variety of dining spaces. Private dining can be arranged on request.

Matakauri Lodge has a range of facilities designed to help you relax and enjoy your stay. The common areas of our boutique New Zealand lodge offer numerous welcoming and comfortable spaces in which to relax, including stylish lounges featuring roaring open fires, our Remarkable Patio, Library and courtyard all offering comfortable spaces to relax in.

Matakauri Lodge has a Luxury Spa facility, nestled in the pines adjacent to the guest suites. With two stunning treatment rooms, the view takes you across Lake Wakatipu to the beautiful Remarkable Mountain Range and Cecil Peak. Enjoy these views during a selection of glorious signature treatments or, choose from a variety of other Spa treatments such as body wraps, massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. The Gym consists of a complete spectrum of exercise equipment and free weights. Yoga, Pilates and Personal Training are available by appointment.

The luxurious outdoor heated infinity pool is situated at the Spa/Gym complex. Relax by the pool or in the Jacuzzi with spectacular views of the lake and mountainside.

Matakauri Lodge has received numerous awards and we are proud of these achievements

Departure Lounge/Virtuoso Amenities for your stay (for 2018):

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit, (not combinable, valid on services only, not valid on products, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi