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Offering free WiFi and mountain views, Mataura Lodge Athol is a property located in Athol. Featuring free private parking, the vacation home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking, skiing and cycling.

The vacation home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views.

A terrace and ski storage space can be found at the vacation home, along with a garden.

Mossburn is 19 miles from Mataura Lodge Athol, while Lumsden is 17 miles away. The nearest airport is Queenstown Airport, 43 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Mataura Lodge Athol has been welcoming guests since Jul 4, 2019

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Hosted by Jason Aitkens

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Jason Aitkens
Mataura Lodge Athol is immaculately renovated and situated in an idyllic rural setting. Located in private large gardens, only 45. minutes from Queenstown along the Southern Scenic Route toward Te Anu, it is perfect for a couples retreat or take advantage of our additional spaces to make this an ideal home for a family or group getaways. Mataura Lodge 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 wartimes. It then moved on to become a temporary home 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 lovely restored and refitted, meaning you will be walking on a small part of history. Living Spaces included: Master Bedroom with Queen bed, private en suite and private sitting room Twin Bedroom with two singles beds, sharing a Jack n Jill bathroom with Queen Bedroom Queen Bedroom with Queen bed, sharing Jack n Jill bathroom with Twin Bedroom Fully equiped kitchen Spacious lounge and dining Rural views
Mataura Lodge is in Athol, about 45 minutes from Queenstown along the Southern Scenic Route toward Te Anu. Athol has long been a favourite location for fishing, with the Mataura and Orieti Rivers providing some of the best dry fly fishing in the world. The lodge is also perfectly situated providing easy access to some of the best cycling and mountain bike tracks in New Zealand, which offers a great way to get out and truly experience the beauty of this part of New Zealand. Athol has two popular licensed cafes, which are busy throughout the year with locals and tourists.
Language spoken: English
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Lumsden Hotel
    12.4 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Route 6 Lumsden
    12.4 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Hide Cafe
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Brown Trout Cafe
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Mid Dome
    1.2 miles
  • Mountain Eyre Mountains
    1.2 miles
  • River Mataura River
    1.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Queenstown Airport
    34.8 miles
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Amenities of Mataura Lodge Athol
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Spa tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Ski storage
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Skiing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
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House rules Mataura Lodge Athol takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
3+ years
Extra bed by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

1 crib and 1 extra bed available on request.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Mataura Lodge Athol of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Mataura Lodge Athol

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Mataura Lodge Athol on this page.

  • Mataura Lodge Athol is 2,600 feet from the center of Athol.

  • Mataura Lodge Athol has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 3 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at Mataura Lodge Athol may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Mataura Lodge Athol offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Temporary art galleries

  • Mataura Lodge Athol can accommodate this group size:

    • 6 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Mataura Lodge Athol is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Yes, Mataura Lodge Athol is popular with guests booking family stays.