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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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When you stay at Matakauri Lodge in Closeburn, you’ll be on a lake and within the vicinity of Bob’s Peak and Skyline Queenstown Complex. This 5-star lodge is within the vicinity of SKYCITY Wharf Casino and Steamer Wharf.


Make yourself at home in one of the 16 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features at this lodge include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the lodge’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Matakauri Lodge
569 Glenorchy Road
Closeburn, 9197 New Zealand


5.0 Excellent 299 Reviews
Beautiful, luxurious, outstanding Lodge.
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to go somewhere where outstanding service, 5 star + rooms and attention to detail matter, look no further, Matakauri is the perfect spot for a tranquil, perfectly luxurious, gourmet experience. The staff are dedicated to making sure your stay is perfect, the chef incredible and the rooms beautifully appointed. The views from each suite are absolutely amazing.

Superb, Outstanding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful lodge, in a magnificent setting. The staff are really warm and friendly. The amenity of the lodge is of the highest order. The food is incredible. The degustation option is absolutely delectable. The flexibility in the menu is also very impressive. The rooms are beautifully appointed. We cannot speak highly enough of our experience here.

Views of Mount Cecil and Mount Walter are Spectacular from the rooms and restaurant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay at this Lodge in the separate units on the south side of the main lodge. The food and service were excellent as expected from a good Relais & Chateau accommodation. The meals were very good and a great selection of NZ wines to try. Without any structures on the mountain and the clear skies, it was hard to fathom the 1.6 Km rise to the top of Cecil from the lake. The lake ferry appear very small and that is the only hint of the view you are seeing. Sunrise and Sunset are also great with the mountains taking various shades. The ground around the Lodge are a nice walk as well. The driveway is a sharp reverse turn from the lakeside road from Queenstown, tough to find at night.

Incredible experience
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are you looking for one of the highest end place in New Zealand? Well, Matakauri lodge won’t disappoint you ! It’s clearly a Relais and Chateaux property when it comes to design, services and food.
The lodge is one of the very rare to be directly on the Wakatipu’s bank.
Each rooms, very nicely decorated, spacious, are facing the lake with big windows to admire the view from your bed or your bath...
Of course the bedding is excellent.
You’ll find a fireplace place in the room that makes it even cosier.
The dining experience is also incredible and I would strongly recommend to try their 5 courses menu that the chef will customised according to your wishes.
The breakfast was also in line with our dining experience.
A big thanks to their lovely staff and Benedickt for taking care of us during our stay! I had the best birthday there!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was unbelievable I didn't even stay here but we came to lunch and it was the highlight of my NZ trip. We had the whole restraurant to ourselves and the food was absolutly delicious it was fine dining as you cant believe, from the views to Arsen the lovely gentlemen that worked there was amazing. He took customer service to a new level and to top everything of they let us use the spa and sauna after lunch and even brought me a coffee and biscuits what an outstanding lunch service like I've never had before.
Thanks again Arsen for creating the most memorable finale to our holiday and engagement.