Probably just like 70% of people who watched Lord of The Rings series, I wanted to go to New Zealand after seeing the beautiful lands and scenery on Lord of The Rings movies. The trilogy open the world's eyes that New Zealand is the new travel destination with it's hidden beauty of vast beautiful landscapes and picturesque natural preserves.
So it's no wonder if New Zealand is on my dreamy travel wish list now, and Queenstown is one of my New Zealand destination.
Queenstown is nestled among majestic mountains with stunning, pristine natural playground surroundings. Queenstown and the surrounding area are also the place where all three of LOTR movies took place.
One of the ultimate place that I put on top of my dreamy wish list is to stay at this beautiful resort:
Matakauri Lodge is a luxury boutique hotel located right by the banks of Lake Wakatipu. The location is also close to the heart of Queenstown where you could find bars, restaurants, and shops. This amazing lodge has also made it's name to Tatler magazine's Top 101 hotels of the world.
This beautiful lodge with it's outstanding location and dramatic views has 4 luxury suites and 6 luxury villas, each with a private terrace of their own where we can see the breathtaking view of the crystal clear lake and the stunning high mountains beyond.
Matakauri Lodge facilities include: outdoor heated swimming pool with jacuzzi, lounges featuring roaring open fires, open-space Patio, a Library, a well-equipped gym, and a luxury spa featuring signature treatments in rooms with remarkable views. A total body and mind relaxation.
The activities that you can do while staying in Matakauri are: horseback riding, jet safari, canyon adventure, and various tours such as wine tour, lord of the rings tour, etc.. You can also do a short walks and hikes to nearby gardens and cove.
What I love most from seeing all these photos is the amazing super stunning view that surrounds this wonderful lodge. It seems like every room has a big window where you could have an unobtrusive view of the breathtaking nature outside. No matter where you are in this lodge you'll have a magnificent view of the outdoors.
the gym and spa area:
the dining rooms:
I could just imagine myself bathing in that tub in front of the wide window overlooking the serene blue-water lake, wouldn't that be amazing?
I hope someday I'll get there ;p
Queenstown, New Zealand
Prices start from $497 - $1546
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*All photos and sources are from Matakauri Lodge website, you can click here for more info.