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Matai Peak offers a place to uniquely experience coastal New Zealand 

Sink into our mountainside spa to watch the stars come out followed by a nightcap by the large open fire. With nature as your only neighbour, relax into the complete privacy of the hut, finding a sheltered spot in or outdoors to take in the majesty of our views. Watch the first rays of sunlight rise out of the Pacific Ocean and disappear in the evening behind the majestic snow capped Kaik?ura mountains.

It's about the simple things in life

Once a working shepherds hut, we have lovingly and respectfully restored this hideaway to offer you rustic luxury at its best. A large covered outdoor kitchen area with all the modern amenities and  an extensive dining table provides a truly unique setting to a world class outlook. The floorboards pulled from the historic Wadi Nimrin woolshed have been restored and relayed at Matai Peak lodge, bearing the patina of years gone by with shearing hand pieces falling to the floor and softened by the natural lanolin from wool. The walls of solid macrocarpa milled from the farm and have been reconfigured to make the most of the sweeping coastal views looking south to Banks Peninsula and north beyond Kaik?ura to the Clarence river.

Experience Matai Peak

A remote hideaway that offers guests rustic luxury at its best with sweeping coastal views looking south to Banks Peninsula, Christchurch and north beyond Kaik?ura. Witness the first rays of sunlight rise out of the Pacific Ocean whilst sipping your morning brew in the king sized bed before a luxurious outdoor bath supplied with water from a natural spring located in the bush below. Explore Kaikoura by day with Christchurch Heli before sitting by the roaring outdoor fireplace in the evening with a warm glass of red as the sun disappears behind the majestic snow caped Kaik?ura mountains. Finish your day soaking in the outdoor spa pool under a clear night sky and stargaze with no light pollution. 

Stay at Matai Peak

The lodge has capacity of up to 4 guests. Includes a master bedroom with a king size bed and a queen bed in the living room, a well serviced open-plan bathroom with a torrential shower and luxurious outdoor bath. The Lodge is completely self-contained, includes a sitting room with an indoor fireplace and a covered outdoor kitchen and dining area. Accessible by 4WD and helicopter, two helicopter pads available for guests arrivals and departures.

*Price based on 2 guests. Minimum 2 night stay applies. 

Features & Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Bath
  • Heli-pad
  • Beach nearby
  • Wi-Fi
  • Indoor & Outdoor Fires
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kitchen
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Breakfast




Champagne and cheese board on arrival
Access to minibar items such as mineral water, soft drinks, light snacks, tea and coffee
A breakfast hamper for guests to create their own breakfast in the mornings. A choice between continental or cooked is available. 


Private chef

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