Luxury hotel holiday Matakauri Lodge Queenstown

Matakauri Lodge offers exclusivity and luxury in Queenstown. Perfect for couples looking for a private and romantic escape, indulge in the serenity exceptional views of your boutique accommodation, whilst making the most of the touring infrastructure of Queenstown and Wanaka. Some will enjoy helicopter rides, scenic cruises and driving. More active guests may acquaint themselves with the spectacular landscape more intimately with hiking, fishing, horse-riding, golfing or skiing on offer. From hot pools to white water rafting, there is truly something for everyone in Queenstown.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Air New Zealand or other airlines
  • Car hire for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Matakauri Lodge near Queenstown

Matakauri Lodge is a luxurious and exclusive lodge located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It has a serene location and exceptional views of the Southern Alps and excellent connections to the touring infrastructure of Queenstown and Wanaka.

Facts in brief

Location Footsteps from the lake shore, the hotel is seven minutes' walk from the Seven Mile Point Track

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Queenstown Airport

Distance from airport Matakauri Lodge is approximately a 25-minute drive from Queenstown Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Dining room, Remarkables Patio, Courtyard, Lounge, Library, Matakauri Spa, Heated swimming pool, Sauna and hot tub.

Out and about nearby

Despite a serene location on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge is perfectly equipped for touring in Otago and Fiordland. Located in a suburb of Queenstown, the connections to the touring infrastructure of this adventurous city allow all manner of activities to suit all ages and energy levels. To make the most of the spectacular landscape that surrounds you, choose from a number of sightseeing excursions. For example, some may opt to take a helicopter to the world-famous Milford Sound. Land on a glacier, and revel in the inaccessibility of this majestic alpine environment. Elsewhere, board the vintage TSS Earnslaw for a special steamship cruise on the glassy waters of Lake Wakatipu, or swap your boat for a 4-wheel-drive adventure in search of the infamous Skipper's Canyon Road, a narrow cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face guaranteed to thrill daredevils. Other guests will enjoy a more active stay in the famously-adventurous Queenstown. A number of sporting options are on offer for guests looking to explore the landscape in a more intimate way. Choose from hiking, fishing, or horseback riding in guided locations. Golfers may opt for a round on one of New Zealand's finest courses, including Millbrook Resort, Queenstown Golf Club, Arrowtown Golf Course, Jacks Point Gold Course, or, most famously, The Hills, home of the NZ Open. In the winter months, swap golf clubs for skis as you explore the most popular ski fields on the South Island, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. With so much else to choose from, there is something for every energy level in this adventurous outpost of New Zealand. Couples may pamper themselves in the hot pools overlooking the Shotover River Canyon, whereas adrenaline seekers may opt for a spot of white water rafting, or jetboating on the river below. Queenstown really does have it all on offer.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH151

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Matakauri Lodge near Queenstown

Room descriptions

Matakauri Lodge's range of 13 accommodation options feature clean lines in glass, stone and timber, and incredible views over the surrounding landscape. Four suites are located within the main lodge, whilst the others are nestled privately on the banks of Lake Wakatipu.

Lodge Room Located inside the main lodge of Matakauri, these entry level rooms feature a seating area and offer incredible views of the 'big three': The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak
Suite Just a short walk from the lodge, these lakefront suites are spacious and beautiful, offering private balconies overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Two are also located within the main lodge building.
Deluxe Suite The most luxurious of the suites, these rooms are wonderfully spacious are split with the bedroom on the mezzanine floor. All but one of these suites are located apart from the main lodge.
Owner's Cottage This exclusive and spacious villa is perfect for families and large groups, and offers magnificent views over the Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak mountain ranges. Also included are a spacious main lounge, study, kitchen and dining room. Each of the four bedrooms contains its own private balcony, and there is also an outdoor courtyard area with a barbecue, and an infinity edge hot tub on the main balcony.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH151

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Matakauri Lodge near Queenstown

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Auckland with Air New Zealand (flying time is 24 hrs). Auckland is served by a wide variety of international airlines and we can include other airlines in your holiday. The chosen airline will depend upon any stopovers you might want to make en-route to New Zealand. Matakauri Lodge is usually included as part of a tailormade touring itinerary of New Zealand and you can reach the hotel by hire-car if touring South Island. Depending on your overall itinerary on South Island, you may want to fly into Queenstown and collect your hire-car there or have private transfers to the hotel and then pick up a hire-car after your stay in Queenstown.

Additional information

Children: Matakauri Lodge welcomes children of all ages.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH151

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Matakauri Lodge near Queenstown

Highlights of Otago and Fiordland

Doing or at least watching bungy jumping at the Kawarau Suspension Bridge or at Hackett’s Ledge above Queenstown, Jetboating in the Shotover or Kawaurau rivers, Climb up Queenstown Hill for a panorama over the town, lake and mountains, Helicopter trip to Milford Sound, Visit the Arrowtown gold mining settlement, Taieri Gorge railway trip from Dunedin to Pukerangi.

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