Situated at Closeburn, only a few minutes from Queenstown (but a world away), Matakauri Lodge is a beautiful hotel with views that are unique. Constructed from natural materials to blend in with the landscape, the lodge overlooks tiny Closeburn Bay and the sublime panorama of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.
Four grades of accommodation are on offer at the lodge, all of them constructed to re-imagine colonial architecture, decorated in muted, relaxing colours and furnished with natural materials. The Owner’s Cottage is a luxurious four-bedroom villa, while the deluxe suites and lodge rooms each feature exquisite furnishings and decor.
The lodge’s kitchen creates an ever-changing palette of dishes crafted to celebrate the seasonal produce of the Central Otago region. The stunning Dining Room, with it’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and the Remarkables Patio, feature epic views of the surrounding landscape. The lodge’s Library, Courtyard and Lounge provide a selection of more intimate venues.
With a swimming pool surrounded by native tussocks and shrubs, and several secluded deck spaces, the hotel allows guest to unwind in an atmosphere of solitude and quiet. The Matakauri Spa, situated on the edge of a fragrant pine forest, features a private deck enclosed by native plants, and uninterrupted views of the lake and rugged Cecil Peak.