Nestled in native bush overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge, one of the world’s most private and serene vacation retreats, is a short distance to Queenstown, the alpine wonderland of New Zealand.
Matakauri Lodge offers absolute comfort as well as stunning panoramic views. The Lodge and its adjoining villas are luxuriously appointed and have been designed to be in harmony with the lakefront environment and surrounding bush.
Matakauri Lodge is unique … the first luxury lodge to open in the new Millennium in arguably the world’s finest destination resort, Queenstown . It is one of New Zealand’s most private and serene vacation retreats, nestled among bush on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, just 10 minutes drive from Queenstown.
Moments of peace and tranquility may be found in a stroll along the lake, reading an engrossing book in the library, or simply listening to the sounds of waves lapping the shore, enhanced by birdsong and the gentle whisper of a breeze rustling through the leaves. Fresh clean mountain air and breathtaking beauty complete this ideal recipe for total relaxation and renewal.
Guests enjoy a variety of facilities including the Spa Pavilion with sauna, outdoor hot tub and exercise room. Relax at Matakauri is an exclusive program of tailor made yoga and massage sessions all enjoyed in the comfort of your own villa or suite.
Relax and unwind in the peace of these tranquil surroundings. Feel rejuvenated on your journey to total wellness and balance by a healing treatment in Matakauri Lodge holistic Spa.
” Prescriptives ” exclusive use of natural ingredients maximise the therapeutic value and may include cinnamon quills, star anise, crystal sea salt, the legendary NZ organic manuka honey, seasonal fruits and flowers, green tea, rice flakes, live natural yoghurt, wheatgerm, ground flax seeds and unhulled sesame seeds.
Personalised Prescriptives may start with hand and foot massages- a fabulous pick me up, or individually agreed face, skin and body polishes, masks moisturising and massage programs.
Prescriptives ‘signature experiences’ are a full or half day of personalised holistic body,mind and spirit care.
Or a prescriptive bath in room, scented and softened with specially prepared blends of organic aromatherapy oils, fresh flowers or herbs to stimulate, relax or detoxify.
Dining at Matakauri
Perfecting the fine art of the dining experience, the staff at Matakauri Lodge will arrange an elegant setting to suit your mood, be it outside under a majestic sunset accentuated by breathtaking views, caressed by the dining room fireplace, secluded downstairs in the cosy and intimate wine cellar or in the privacy and relaxation of your own suite – the choice is yours.
Matakauri Lodge exquisitely prepared meals feature a wonderful selection of fresh seasonal products. An equally splendid selection of award winning local wines compliment the meals. Sumptuous desserts and hearty breakfasts are also trademark house specialties.
The library is within easy reach of all the villas and suites. Not only is it well stocked with a vast collection of interesting books/ magazines but there are also a splendid video and a CD collection which are available to guests to enjoy. Time to catch up on a game of chess or even a chance to learn.
Relaxation and good wine go hand in hand. Matakauri Lodge prides itself on a magnificent collection of award winning New Zealand wines. If you wish to surround yourself in the world of wine, why not take dinner within the wine cellar.