- Summary:Boutique hotel seven minutes from Queenstown
- Feature:Stylish interiors complemented by photography and artwork
- Rooms:11 suites
- Location:Queenstown ,
New Zealand's South Island ,
- Nearest airport:Queenstown Airport
Location and transfer
Located in Queenstown (South Island); 20 minutes from Queenstown Airport.
All suites feature a ceiling fan, mini-bar (charges apply), tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, bathrobes and slippers, bathroom amenities, walk-in his-and-hers wardrobe, personal safe, flat-screen television, iPod/iPhone docking station, DVD\CD player, telephone, wi-fi internet access and a twice daily maid service. There is also a private butler service available upon request.
Lodge Room :+
- Rooms: 1
- Room View: Surrounding views
- Facilities: Located on the upper floor of the main lodge, this room can also connect to the deluxe suites, making it an ideal choice for families. The room has an en suite bathroom and petite deck area.
- Rooms: 2
- Room View: Lake Wakatipu views
- Facilities: Set away from the main lodge, but still only a few minutes walk away, these lodge suites sit serenely along the lake’s edge. Suites consist of a main bedroom, separate living space, spacious bathroom and outdoor deck area.
- Rooms: 8
- Room View: Lake Wakatipu views
- Facilities: Six of these suites are external and two are located within the main lodge. They are the largest of all the suites. Inside, there is a generously sized main bedroom and separate living room, as well as a bathroom and outdoor deck.
Cuisine is balanced and simple. The menu changes daily and picnic hampers are also available for those wanting lunch outdoors.
Dining Room Overview:+
- Cuisine: European Cuisine
- Setting: Start your day with a buffet breakfast (including full a la carte cooked menu), have a light lunch of sandwiches, salads and desserts and complete the day with New Zealand’s finest wines and a daily-changing dinner menu.
- Dress Code: Smart – Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket during dinner
- Children's Menu: Yes
- Vegetarian Menu: No
Queenstown first found fame in the 1860s as a very fruitful gold mining camp, these days the town’s better known for its adventurous sports and ‘Middle Earth’ landscapes. Queenstown is the obvious choice for adrenalin junkies, as well as those who are intrigued with the idea of throwing themselves off bridges, aeroplanes and down rivers. The list of activities is endless, from paragliding to hang-gliding, skydiving, white-water rafting and of course the infamous bungy jump. One shouldn’t presume it’s a town solely for the young and reckless -the oldest man to bungy jump off Kawarau Bridge was a magnificent ninety-four years old. In fact, Queenstown can be as energetic or as relaxing as you want it to be - the surrounding Otago region is flooded with vineyards, many of which grow the region’s speciality; Pinot Noir. Enjoy numerous wine tours including wine and cheese picnics amidst the glorious grape vines. The centre of Queenstown is a hub of restaurants, cafes, bars and taverns, all running to a smooth but energetic pace – retire here when it’s time to refuel.
Health & Fitness
Matakauri's spa offers an holistic and tailor-made menu utilising New Zealand’s own Evolu Botanical skincare products; choose from temptingly named therapies, such as the Cocoon Bliss, Glacial Facial and the Ponamu Pebble Pedicure.
An absolute must-do is the historic TSS Earnslaw; this majestic 1911 steamship still operates delightfully laid-back cruises across the waters of Lake Wakatipu and being so close to Matakauri Lodge, there’s really no excuse not to jump aboard. Queenstown has very distinct seasons and is therefore stunning any time of the year, whether you seek snow, sun or springtime scents, Queenstown’s is undeniably beautiful and the crystal-clear air is intoxicatingly rich – these may seem like simple attributes, but they never fail to impress.