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Discover True Luxury Beneath the Southern Alps


Witness the staggering beauty of the Southern Alps, Lake Pukaki and the Twizel area.

Join us for a luxurious stay to explore the wonders of the World Heritage listed Mt Cook National Park. Or, set a slower pace—nothing beats just sitting back and taking in the view of the Southern Alps from your north-facing deck. Whatever your taste in activities, one thing we can guarantee: you won’t want to leave.


Luxury Lodge Accommodation

Spend a night or two of luxury accommodation with us at Matuka Lodge. There’s no better place to witness the staggering beauty of the Southern Alps, Lake Pukaki and the Twizel area.


Beautiful Location

Matuka Luxury Lodge Lake Pukaki accommodation is set in secluded surroundings only 3.5 kilometres from the lifestyle town of Twizel, gateway to Mount Cook National Park. Conveniently placed on the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail route and by road almost exactly half way between Christchurch and Queenstown.

About Us

We are a 5-star rated luxury accommodation provider in Twizel, Mackenzie Basin. On arrival you will be greeted by our Lodge hosts.

The meaning of the name “Matuka Lodge” comes from the large and elegant Bittern, a wading bird once common in the area, also known as the Matuku by the Māori. The feathers were used to create the fishing fly called Matuka.

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"We have just spent a night at Matuka Lodge, on the edge of Twizel, during our A2O cycle trip. We can highly recommend you visit this place, hosts Peter and Jo are the epitome of hospitable and enjoy a good laugh too! You have the main lodge at your disposal with very reasonably priced drinks, nibbles and a beautiful breakfast. (Food allergies addressed). The rooms have their own bathrooms, sumptuous robes and beautiful beds with excellent linen (love that!). Jo very kindly washed our cycling gear too - over and above expectations. The property has a pond with ducks and trout, and is set in a pretty garden. Do not be put off that it is just out of Twizel - Jo made us a dinner reservation in town, Peter dropped us off and picked us up! All amenities are on hand - from spa baths and hair driers, any TV/satellite channel you could wish for/am excellent range of drinks/local, sensible knowledge. We will be back!" Read less Date of stay: February 2022 Room Tip: All of the rooms are great and Jo takes care to arrange which rooms couples travelling together...
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