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New Zealand | Matakauri Lodge

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WHY:  Spring holiday
WHEN: October 2013 
WHO:  Myself and my wife, Michelle

Luxury lodge with breathtaking views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the mountain panorama of The Remarkables, Cecil and Walter Peak.



TYPE: Luxury lodge.

ROOMS: Ten intimate suites, each with its own private terrace, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in closet and bathroom with spectacular bathtub views.

POOL/GYM: Outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi with incredible views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountain ranges situated around the hotel. The small gym has modern equipment located just behind the pool.

RESTAURANT: Head Chef Jonathan Rogers uses local seasonal ingredients at the restaurant to craft modern New Zealand cuisine. Guests can choose from a variety of dining spaces, including the library, dining room, Remarkables Patio, courtyard and lounge.

BAR: Guests can request beverages at anytime of the day. Pre-dinner drinks and hot and cold hors d’oeuvres are served every night in the lounge at 6:00pm.

VIBE:  Modern, natural chic. Private hideaway situated amongst stunning vistas.

SPA: Located in a separate building at the edge of a pine forest, The Matakauri Spa has two treatment rooms, sauna, jacuzzi, and heated swimming pool, and features massages, facials, and hand and foot treatments.

WIFI: Complimentary throughout the property.

KIDS: Welcomed. The lodge features a large selection of family-friendly activities, including outdoor expeditions, spa treatments, and dining experiences.

LOCATION: Twenty minutes drive from Queenstown Airport on the beautiful Lake Wakatipu.

SmartFlyer Exclusive Amenities:

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Early / late check-out, subject to availability
Daily full breakfast, in room for up to two guests
$100 USD spa services credit


- A few things -

Matakauri's breathtaking, secluded location makes it a perfect hideaway spot, as well as a fantastic base for outdoor exploration. There is truly something for everyone at Matakauri: helicopter trips to Milord Sound, hikes up the Routeburn track, jet boat trips along the Dart River, wine tastings, ziplining, and hang-gliding. Plus, we've only just scratched the surface.

After a day of excursions, the Lodge is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a spa treatment, local cuisine, or a glass of wine overlooking The Remarkables.