In a serene and picturesque location on the shores of Lake Takatipu, the captivating retreat of Matakauri Lodge is only seven minutes from the bustling centre of Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital. The magnificence of the rugged landscape outside is matched by the exceptional service and exemplary dining you will experience at the lodge. There are 12 impeccable guest rooms and suites, eight in outlying cottages and four in the main lodge building, each featuring a private porch affording views across the lake to the jagged peaks of the Remarkables mountain range. The interior-designed rooms feature all mod-cons in a generous bedroom with sitting area and fireplace, as well as a walk-in wardrobe and spacious bathroom with twin vanities and oversized tub. For dining there are a variety of spots to choose from including the Courtyard and Lounge, dining room, library or Remarkables patio. No matter where you pick, you will be treated to a truly memorable gastronomical experience, enjoying the finest, modern New Zealand cuisine alongside the best wines specially selected for your pleasure. The resort has a fine spa set in a spectacular setting on the edge of a pine forest and indulging in one of the restorative, signature treatments is the perfect way to unwind after a day exploring the Southern Alps. As you might expect, there’s also a splendid outdoor infinity pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym at the lodge.