As if staying beside Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by untouched forest and snow-capped mountains wasn’t exciting enough – the adventure sports capital of New Zealand is only seven minutes away.

In the case of Matakauri Lodge the great outdoors ought to be renamed the jaw-dropping outdoors. The views from your suite, across the mighty Lake Wakatipu towards the majestic curtain of mountains on the opposite shore will have you instinctively reaching for your camera.

Stay at Matakauri Lodge on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to New Zealand and you’ll find you can do more than look at the jaw-dropping outdoors – you can throw yourself at it. (Quite literally if you go bungie jumping.) A few minutes’ drive away is Queenstown – the acknowledged mecca for adrenalin sports aficionados. Here you can go heli-skiing, river surfing, hang gliding, horse riding, snowmobiling…

Matakauri Lodge, at a glance

  • Five star lodge standing on the banks of Lake Wakatipu
  • Just seven minutes from Queenstown – the adventure sports capital of New Zealand
  • Choice of three main lodge suites and eight suites arranged in individual cottages
  • Private porches presenting you with resplendent views of the native forest, Lake Wakatipu and the mountain range
  • Sitting areas with open fireplaces
  • Walk in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms with over-sized baths
  • Fine cuisine complemented by an excellent wine cellar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Inviting swimming pool
  • Luxurious spa offering a wide range of therapeutic treatments
  • Well equipped fitness centre
  • Perfect base for accessing the adventure sports of Queenstown
  • Helicopter skiing and scenic flights
  • Hang gliding and bungie jumping
  • Jet boating and river surfing
  • Horse riding and mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing, forest hiking and snowmobile excursions
  • Stroll along the shores of photogenic Lake Wakatipu
  • Wine tours
  • Main lodge has spacious lounge, dining and socialising areas
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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7