The Family Escape

Every day, Matakauri Lodge welcomes families of all sizes and ages.

Jet-setting generations choose our lodge for the educational, interactive and destination-inspired activities we offer family travelers. And once on property, they delight in the convenience of having an attentive, family-friendly staff to curate their experiences. 

We offer a children’s menu with classic favorites as well as our chef’s creations sourced from local farms. All of our suites are stocked daily with fresh-baked cookies and brownies from our kitchen and fresh fruit is also served in-room daily.

We are happy to provide you with any and all of the little luxuries to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible, including babysitter services, toys, games, supplies and more.

Our accommodations are spacious and well-suited for adding cribs or beds for our littlest guests while connecting suites offer independence for teens and tweens.

We suggest that activity bookings are made with our lodge reservations team at the time of your initial booking. Alternatively, you may book activities with our team during your stay at the lodge.

What you and your family will enjoy during your stay is limited only by your imagination, and here is a sneak peek at what awaits you at Matakauri Lodge, located in the adventure capital of the worlds, Queenstown.



Funyak Safari

A full-day adventure begins with a jet boat ride to Mount Aspiring National Park through the channels of the lacier-fed Dart River. The fun continues as families work together to paddle and drift the inflatable Funyak downstream. Appropriate for children five years and older

Gold Diggers

Families are encouraged to visit Arrowtown, settled by Europeans during the 1800s New Zealand Gold Rush. In addition to a lesson in New Zealand history and time spent visiting locales featured in The Lord of the Rings, children can hunt for their very own gold nuggets in the Arrow River. Appropriate for children of all ages

Skyline Gondola And Luge

Nearly in the center of it all, Bob’s Peak rises high above Queenstown. Families can travel by gondola up to the Skyline complex to enjoy a sweeping view of The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Lake Wakatipu, Walter Peaks and more. Appropriate for children of all ages

Shotover Jet

An adrenaline-pumping ride through the iconic narrow canyons of the Shotover River excites passengers with full 360 degree spins. Appropriate for children three years and older

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