The Matakauri Lodge is situated in an alpine lakeside retreat nearby Queenstown, in New Zealand and it is celebrated for its diverse leisure activities and adventurer essence, guaranteeing exclusive landscapes and memorable vacations. Featuring a contemporary New Zealand design, Matakauri was constructed in 2000, but after an extensive process of refurbishment by interior designer, Virginia Fisher, the retreat reopened its doors in 2010, looking fresher than even.
The Main lodge offers twelve glamorous guest rooms and suites in addition to eight outlying cottages and four suites, including the Owner’s cottage that provides some of the best hospitality amenities one could hope for. Each suite is fully equipped with a series of enticing accommodations and provide phenomenal views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.
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Furthermore, guests can benefit from generous lounges, living and dining areas with an indoor or outdoor option. The Lodge also has an exquisite luxury spa service, an infinity pool, a well-equipped fitness centre, as well as a sophisticated meeting and business centre.
It is the perfect location for connoisseur and admirers of wine, as guests can take a drive to the nearby town, Central Otago, which is known to be a southernmost pinot noir region in the world. The hotel organizes several full-day tours to explore the most alluring regions, like Bannockburn, Cromwell and Gibbston Valley wine regions.
In the afternoon, visitors can spend their time walking on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and the Paradise estuary, while being accompanied by a photography expert guide, giving one the opportunity to be fully embraced in the striking landscapes of this natural region, and know a little bit about its history as well.
In addition, the Lodge offers Queenstown’s Dart River Jet Safaris experiences, which combine heritage and adventure. Guest will be able to discover awe-inspiring sceneries, Maori heritage, kayaking down the river, a visit to the superb Mt. Aspiring National Park, mountain bikes to Skippers Canyon, getting to know the wilderness through jet boating or a scenic flight tours to Doubtful Sound, located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, where guests can enjoy the natural beauty of rainforests, rugged peaks hidden inlets, and countless other activities that will leave guests grasping for more.
Matakauri offers yet a naturally ambient spa service, which is located on the edge of a pine forest offering unobstructed views not only to the mesmerizing Lake Wakatipu but also to the towering Cecil Peak. One of the main treatments that the spa offers is the Aromasoul Body Scrub that eradicates dry and tired skin. A steamy shower is available before a grandiose and specialised body massage to treat the more concerning areas of your body. Fundamentally, the spa will revitalise and rejuvenate your mind and body to no accounts.
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