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YOUR PERFECT RETREAT FROM A BUSY WORLD....

Mataura Lodge Athol comes with unique Southland and Otago history. Starting life in the King Edward Army Barracks, built circa 1939, the building served to accommodate soldiers during WWII. After the war it moved on to become temporary accommodation for New Zealand immigrants seeking a new life in this beautiful country. Although the building has been completely renovated, original features remain. The floor boards in the main living area have been lovingly restored and refitted, meaning you'll be walking on a small part of history.

Offering 3 king bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and loads of space, the lodge is perfect for groups or families, or for a romantic getaway in the country. Located only 45 minutes from Queenstown, it is the perfect base for you to explore Queenstown and this beautiful part of Southland. Now open as Mataura Lodge Athol, we're pleased to share this beautiful property with guests from all over the world.

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Exclusive Use

Have exclusive and private use of the entire lodge. Sleeping up to eight guests, you can host your own functions, get away with family or a group of friends or choose in indulge in the country lifestyle with someone special.

$350 per night sleeping 6-8

   KING SUITE    

King Suite

Two King Bedrooms with luxury king beds and bedding, these are perfect for a family, or friends travelling together. Accommodating up to 4 guests, the bedrooms have adjoining doors into a shared Jack-n-Jill Bathroom. The King Suite is the perfect oasis for your holiday. Included is shared use of our fully equipped kitchen, dining room and large living room featuring a stone surround log burner.

$200 per night sleeping 4

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Master Suite

The Master Suite is a private section of The Lodge, with king bedroom, seperate private sitting room and spacious bathroom complete with spa tub. The Master Suite accommodates two guests in comfort and with the addition of a sofa bed will allow for a maximum of four guests.

$150 per night sleeping 2-4

(Note: additional guests charged at $25 each above 2)

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OUR REVIEWS

What guests are saying:

The lodge was amazing and so are the hosts, Jason & Scott. We were warmly welcomed by Jason on arrival, with a roaring fire already prepared for us and the house warm and cozy. Totally brilliant place with masses of little detailed touches, wish we could stay longer and next time we're back in the area we certainly will. The Lodge provided a fantastic base if driving into Milford for an overnight stay on the Sound. A stay in The Lodge is highly recommended. (Airbnb July 2019 | 5 STARS)

TED ESDAILE-WATTS | AUSTRALIA

A very, very nice place to stay with my family, it exceeded our expectations. (Airbnb July 2019 | 5 STARS)

ANDREAS PUTERA | NEW ZEALAND

Such a nice cozy place, Mataura Lodge is an amazing place to stay! Very close to local cafes and amenities. Scott and Jason were amazing and couldn't have been more helpful. The lodge itself is beautiful and very well maintained, so clean and the fire is great, heating the whole lodge. We will definitely visit again, thanks so much. (Airbnb July 2019 | 5 STARS)

AMY SMITH | NEW ZEALAND

Absolutely amazing place! If you imagine a boutique and luxe cottage countryside with a fire place, between Queenstown and Te Anau then this is the right place for you. The beds are extremely comfortable, which made it hard to get up in the morning. The hosts are incredible and friendly. There's a lovely cafe and gallery down the street and the lodge has a view of sheep grazing. Couldn't be more perfect. Thank you for a great NZ experience. (Airbnb September 2019 | 5 STARS)

REBECCA ELLISON | AUSTRALIA

Check out this lovely lodge in rural NZ. Really comfortable accommodation, superb location and stunning scenery. You won't be disappointed. (Airbnb October 2019 | 5 STARS)

ADRIAN MORGAN | NEW ZEALAND

This property is stunning inside and out. I stayed here with my partner and 2 friends for a getaway. The facilities are amazing. We cooked a big dinner and have a cozy night in beside the most beautiful fire. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in, and the attention to detail with the decor is incredible. We couldn't have asked anymore for a couples getaway, and felt totally relaxed after a night in the countryside. Highly recommend for couples or a friends get away. (Google August 2019 | 5 STARS)

LISA GIBBONS | NEW ZEALAND

Mataura Lodge is a beautiful home, our family of 6 loved it. I would happily recommend this place if planning on touring around Queenstown and the lower South Island, you will enjoy it as much as we did. It's clean, has history, and modern decor all cleverly rolled into one. Will definitely be back. (Google August 2019 | 5 STARS)

ROSE LEWIS | AUSTRALIA

We had a fabulous time at Mataura Lodge in Athol. Everything was perfect even the weather. We loved the goodie basket. Jason and Scott are lovely and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. Will definitely recommend to others. (Airbnb October 2019 | 5 STARS)

JULIE DOWLING | NEW ZEALAND

MATAURA LODGE ATHOL

How to find The Lodge....

Mataura Lodge is located in the Southland town of Athol NZ. Here there are incredible opportunities for anyone visiting New Zealand, with rivers regarded as some of the best fishing in the world, cycling & hiking through inspiring landscape, incredible local produce, as well as being the perfect destination to explore both Queenstown and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Learn more about what is on offer here.

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Mataura Lodge

  • Turn left out of Queenstown Airport.
  • Follow State Highway 6 south into Athol.
  • Approx 45 minutes drive from Queenstown Airport to Athol.
  • Mataura Lodge is located on the main road of Athol.
  • Two doors up from Athol Gallery, look for the vintage wagons.
Ski & Board

The Lodge offers great off-slope accommodation. Only 45min to Remarkables Ski Field.

Milford Sound

Fiordland National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with Milford Sound the ultimate jewel.

Cycle Adventure

Enjoy the awesome Southland scenery on the new Around The Mountain Cycle Trail.

MATAURA LODGE PARTNERS

We have friends in high places!

Mataura Lodge is proud to be a Trail Partner with Around The Mountains Cycle Trail.

You can find Mataura Lodge on the Great Rides App - great tool for planning your trips.

Southland is a stunning part of New Zealand - start planning your trip now.

Have any questions?

+64 21 232 9548

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