New Zealand Just seven minutes from bustling Queenstown, this alpine lakeside retreat is set in one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. With clean glass, stone and timber lines, Matakauri’s own take on luxury is both understated and welcoming; embracing guests and championing the mountainscape. Four suites are located in the main lodge, with the rest nestled on the banks of Lake Wakatipu overlooking the big three New Zealand mountains. These are all styled by acclaimed interior designer Virginia Fisher, who gives the rooms an authentic connection with the vast, inspiring mountains that envelop the lodge. An incredible array of adventures also awaits visitors, from teeing off on top of Cecil Peak to heli-skiing, cruises and private cultural tours.