Matuka Lodge is set in secluded surroundings only 3.5 kilometres from the lifestyle town of Twizel, gateway to Aoraki/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.
Enjoy views across the private trout pond to the Southern Alps and the wider Mackenzie Country, so stunning it was used as the backdrop to The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. After the sun sets in the evening the magic of Matuka Lodge continues as you look skyward and gaze upon the world-renowned Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
This north-facing luxurious lodge is tastefully decorated with an inviting ambiance. The lodge is fully insulated for the cosy winter period and abundantly cool for the summer season. Nothing beats just sitting back and taking in the view of the Southern Alps from the deck. Whatever your taste in activities, one thing is guaranteed, you won’t want to leave.
Approaching Twizel from the north, cross the Twizel River and immediately turn right into Glen Lyon Road. Approximately 4 kilometres from State Highway 8 turn left into Old Station Road and Matuka Lodge is first on your left.