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Matakauri Lodge
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Matakauri Lodge

New Zealand, Queenstown

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Awaken all the senses

13 Rooms
Laurent Dugast

‘Lift off from our rural helipad and take a truly spectacular flight over alpine lakes, rivers, forests, glacial valleys and ice capped mountains. Fly the full length of the majestic Milford Sound with its towering mountains and cascading waterfalls. Landings on the highlights tour include touching down on a remote west coast beach with an opportunity to walk along the rugged coastline and set down on an age old glacier with the machine shut down to enhance serene beauty that surrounds you. State of the art helicopters with a fitout enabling panoramic views for all passengers and experienced and knowledgable pilots ensure the experience of a lifetime.’

Laurent Dugast - Bar Supervisor

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Joanne Tickner

"Self drive or take the courtesy transport on the 40 minute journey along the lake shore to the township of Glenorchy situated at the head of Lake Wakatipu. This stunning drive is just the start of your adventure – don a life jacket and prepare for a thrill ! Hold on tight while the jet boat ducks and weaves through the braided Dart River towards the boundary of the Mt Aspiring National Park. Speeding through water just millimetres deep then spinning in a full 360°at high speed, the adrenalin is pumping!"

Joanne Tickner - Concierge

Arrowtown & Skippers Canyon Day

Arrowtown & Skippers Canyon Day

Jodi McIntyre

Self drive or hire the services of a local driver/guide and explore the scenic beauty and history of the region. Go back in time when you visit Arrowtown, home of the gold rush in the area. Many of the stores and homes have been here for over 100 years. An opportunity for shopping or tasting some local cuisine along with a visit to the Chinese Village or Lakes District Museum. An enjoyable stroll along the Arrow River Trail or for the more adventurous a short hike around the Sawpit Gully Loop gives a great feel for the town. The Arrowtown area is home to an abundance of artists who will welcome you to their galleries to buy or simply enjoy their works.  

Jodi McIntyre - Assistant Lodge Manager
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