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Matakauri Lodge    

Matakauri Lodge

Queenstown, New Zealand

This part of New Zealand caters to avid sportsmen, but Matakauri Lodge is not your grandpa's fishing hut. Thank heavens. Richly appointed, the 11-suite hotel hugs the banks of Lake Wakatipu on South Island. Across the water, pine forests mottle the jagged Cecil and Walter Peaks. This is a hotel meant for lingering in cozy chairs with a good book and glass of local Sauvignon Blanc. Or, make Matakauri your base for popular active pursuits, like bungee jumping or paragliding.  

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