Fodor's Expert Review Matuka Lodge
395 Glen Lyon Rd.
This lodge is ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy the hikes and activities of the Mt. Cook area; it's particularly nice for fly fishermen. Expect to be treated like family whether you are staying for a night or much longer. You can arrange for a guide to the nearby rivers to go after rainbow and brown trout. Each room has a veranda with mountain views, and your room rate includes breakfast and predinner drink. Spring for one of the higher-priced rooms to enjoy the double whirlpool.
- endearing hosts
- rooms have verandas with mountain views
- incredible night sky
- 50-minute drive to Mt. Cook
- you have to drive to the nearest restaurant
- books up quickly
Rate Includes: Closed June and July, Free Breakfast