Experience world-class service at Matuka Lodge

Boasting free WiFi and views of the Southern Alps, Matuka Lodge is located on the Alps to Ocean Cycleway. All rooms feature a patio offering mountain views. The Qualmark 5-star rated Matuka Lodge is 5 minutes' drive from central Twizel. It is 10 minutes' drive from Lake Pukaki. Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mount Cook National Park are within 50 minutes' drive. The air-conditioned rooms offer electric blankets, a walk-in wardrobe and a seating area. Each room includes a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms also feature a 2-person spa bath. Flat-screen TVs with more than 50 satellite channels, including sport and movie channels is provided in all rooms. Guests can enjoy the stunning views from the guest lounge and patio deck. There is also a library with a TV and ski storage facilities. Your included full breakfast can be served in-room or in the dining area.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1

This property has told us they’re taking some steps towards sustainability that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Twizel
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Edward
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The lodge was absolutely incredible to stay in! Amazing views out of our room of the duck pond and the mountains in the background. Our room was spacious and well equipped, with an amazing spa bath in the bathroom. Mel was the most amazing host...
  • Rhonda
    Australia Australia
    Mel prepared us a wonderful breakfast, probably the best in our five weeks of travel. There were choices to suit what we felt like and the scrambled eggs were perfect. I loved the cereal choices and the great coffees. We also appreciated the...
  • S
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Mel was a fantastic hostess, she greeted us with warmth and energy that brings happiness. She cooked cookies that were yummy. She was very easy to deal with and well presented with how things ran. we had a wonderful night and would easily stay...

Property surroundings

Facilities of Matuka Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Mountain view
  • Lake view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Ski storage
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Adult only
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Spa and wellness centre
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Matuka Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 18:00


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted Matuka Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note all guests must be over the age of 18 years. If guests do not comply, the property reserves the right to charge the cancellation policy and refuse guests at time of check in.

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

FAQs about Matuka Lodge

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

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Check-in at Matuka Lodge is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The prices at Matuka Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at Matuka Lodge include:

    • Double

  • Matuka Lodge is 1.6 miles from the centre of Twizel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Matuka Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish