On the icy shores of Lake Wakatipu sits the magical Matakauri
Lodge where the epic vistas are matched by the splendour of the
Dishes, made by head chef Jonathan Rogers, are a work of art,
with practically everything you eat and drink here grown
Head to the lounge in the main lodge for pre-dinner drinks,
salmon ceviche and tomato sorbet, then book a spot on the
Remarkables Patio and dine al fresco on North Island grouper and
caramelised banana oat crumble.
THE MOST ROMANTIC HONEYMOONS IN THE WORLD
Dotted around are 12 cottages and suites, all whitewashed wood
and huge bathtubs. A chilled-out haven with timeless style.
WOW FACTOR: Take a private
three-hour horse-riding tour and soak up that scenery.
GO: The Turquoise Holiday Company (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk)
offers three nights from £1,425, half board. Air New Zealand (www.airnewzealand.co.uk)
return flights start at £1,250.
FLIGHT TIME: 24 hours via LA
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