Positioned on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, the lodge has panoramic views of the lake and the Remarkable Mountains.
Need a destination that will give you an ultimate break and a whole lot of luxury, but the beach just isn't your thing? Head to Queenstown and stay at Matakauri Lodge for a luxury retreat experience you won't soon forget.
Offering uninterrupted views of the Remarkables at virtually every turn including the central living room, on-suite balconies, outdoor jacuzzi and bathrooms, you'll feel a world away.
Matakauri Lodge, New Zealand's much acclaimed lakeside retreat in Queenstown, has opened its new enormous, NZ$5million dollar Owner's Cottage. The four bedroom private hideaway is now the property's highest level of accommodation.
With stylish interiors by renowned New Zealand designer Virginia Fisher, the new Matakauri Lodge Owner's Cottage offers some of the most spacious accommodation and spectacular views in the South Island. Accommodating up to eight guests in four suites as a four-bedroom reservation (and also available in a two-bedroom format), the freestanding residence is in a league of its own in Queenstown and the only lodging of its kind. Guests can consider it as their own lakeside home, ideal for families, couples or friends travelling together, and special celebrations.
The Owner's Cottage also has a private self-contained layout with a study, laundry room and even drying room for adventure gear, such as ski boots, after a Winter's day on the slopes.
If traveling with a family or group, the Owner's Cottage is now available, accommodating up to eight guests in four suites.
There are six separate outdoor spaces, including a fabulous courtyard and private outdoor jacuzzi. There is also a full kitchen where guests may choose to cook their own meals or benefit from the services of an expert private chef. Each suite has a private balcony and floor-to-ceiling views of the aptly named Remarkable Mountains on Lake Wakatipu.
With the completed Owner's Cottage, Matakauri Lodge will now be able to cater to up to 32 guests at a time which is ideal for groups travelling together or special destination events such as weddings, milestone birthdays, and cocktail receptions.
Matakauri Lodge is nestled in one of the world's most serenely beautiful landscape settings. It is just a seven-minute drive from all the attractions of Queenstown, the adventure capital of the southern hemisphere, yet seemingly world's away.
Located on the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown attracts both thrill seeking and city-savvy visitors and is a wonderful place to visit year-round.
Homemade cookies and brownies are delivered to guest rooms daily and the Lodge team personalise activities for your stay including a river jet safari, skiing, biking, heli-skiing, fishing, multi-course picnics for the romantics, even heli-golf (if taking a helicopter to a hit biodegradable golf balls off a 6,000 foot-high glacier is your thing.)
Adventurers need not venture too far to partake in Queenstown's outdoor activities, including trout fishing, hiking, biking, and a not to be missed visit to AJ Hackett Bridge, the birthplace of bungy jumping.
For travellers looking for an indulgent experience, Queenstown is home to some of the most highly regarded pinot noir wineries in the world. Visitors can explore more that 200 vineyards, enjoying tastings and learning about the locally-produced wine.
Adventure lovers, foodies and romantics alike will all find something to enjoy at this destination.
Nightly rates range from NZ$8,250 for a two-bedroom suite to NZ$12,000 per night for a four-bedroom house and include: full breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, dinner, complimentary in-suite refreshments and bar, Wi-fi and use of the Lodge facilities.
To book the new Matakauri Lodge Owner's Cottage or any of the other accommodation options, visit www.matakaurilodge.com