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first_imgAbove: Mahu Whenua Lodge at dusk. New Zealand’s new South Island luxury lodge, Mahu Whenua Lodge, and the established Matakauri Lodge have partnered together to offer a Central Otago ‘Tried, True and Something New’ luxury escape package, valid until 30 September.The package includes four nights at the acclaimed ‘tried and true’ Matakauri Lodge and three nights experiencing ‘something new’ at the recently opened Mahu Whenua Lodge.Matakauri Lodge, lounge and diningMatakauri Lodge is just seven minutes from bustling Queenstown,  positioned on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. The retreat offers panoramic views of the lake, The Remarkables, and Cecil and Walter Peaks. Guests can visit nearby Queenstown town centre, Arrowtown or hit the ski slopes.Matakauri Lodge Deluxe SuiteThe new Mahu Whenua Lodge is a luxury alpine lodge, set amidst 136,000 acres of the largest private conservation project in New Zealand’s history — just 25 minutes from Wanaka. Mahu Whenua (meaning ‘healing of the land’) features four private luxury suites, common open fireplaces and a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen.Mahu Whenua LodgeThe property borders three favourite South Island ski fields (Coronet Peak, Treble Cone, and Cardrona). It also borders a cat skiing operation and heli-ski terrain, making it a very convenient base for snow sport enthusiasts in winter.Mahu Whenua living room The Tried, True and Something New package costs NZ$13,590  (about A$12,479) inclusive of GST for seven nights, based on double or twin occupancy, with the following inclusions:Matakauri Lodge:Four nights’ accommodation at Matakauri Lodge in a Deluxe Suite (double or twin share)Pre-dinner drinks, canapes, and gourmet dinner each eveningFull Breakfast each morningComplimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar and use of all complimentary lodge facilitiesPrivate half-day wine tour with driver and guide exploring Gibbston ValleyA luxurious 50-minute massage per person at Matakauri Lodge SpaMahu Whenua Lodge:Three nights’ accommodation at Mahu Whenua Lodge in a Cottage Suite (double or twin share)All meals prepared by in-house Chef (full breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas, refreshments + picnics)Premium wine and beverages served with pre-dinner canapesWinter experience helicopter excursion to the scenic lookout at Deadhorse Lake, soaking in views of Lake Wanaka and the valleyComplimentary mini-bar and use of Lodge facilitiesA range of additional activities, which vary according to the season, can be priced and added separately. Available for visits between 1 May until 30 September 2018. Central OtagoMahu Whenua LodgeMatakauri LodgeNew ZealandSouth Islandlast_img

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