Manata Homestead & Lodge is nestled in the heart of Wakatipu Basin with stunning views of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables. Our beautiful property contains a large 4-bedroom house and 4 self-contained apartments.   

Manata is the perfect Queenstown accommodation option for groups of families or friends, small weddings, after wedding BBQ’s, family celebrations, ski teams, hiking groups, golfers, family reunions and tour groups.  There is accommodation for up to 22 people and plenty of space for a large marque. 

Our facilities include an extensive estate gardens & vineyard, outdoor heated swimming & spa pools, sauna, outdoor bbq area & swing set.  Also enjoy 50+ satellite tv channels, Netflix, Wi-Fi, guest laundry, mountain bikes & sport equipment. There is also access to the Queenstown Trails Network - biking and walking trail at the bottom of our property.

We are conveniently located just 5 minutes drive from the Queenstown Airport, 2 minutes drive to the nearest supermarket and shopping centre, and just 10 minutes from downtown Queenstown, Arrowtown, and the Gibbston Valley wineries.


From studio & one and two bedroom apartments through to our four bedroom homestead. Explore our different accommodation options.

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Queenstown is a year round destination where you can take in the very best of the local environment in your stride and go at your own pace. From the local ski areas of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables for those wishing to get their skiing or snowboarding fix, to the famous multi day walks of the Milford Track, Routeburn Track and the Hollyford Track.

Keen golfers are spoilt for choice, with six stunning golf courses all easily located within the Wakatipu basin - including the internationally renowned Millbrook, Jacks Point and The Hills championship golf courses.

For the adventure seekers there is everything from bungy jumping, jet boating, rafting, paragliding, skydiving, mountain biking and four wheel driving tours.

For the leisure seekers there are wine tours, wellness centres, micro breweries, the Queenstown Trail Network for biking and walking and wonderful art galleries to name just a few!

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"Great communication from Manata from the initial booking to checking in. A great location just out of town to enjoy the beautiful views but close enough should you want to head into Queenstown. A short drive to local supermarket to make use of the great cooking facilities provided in the apartment. The onsite laundry was very handy as well. Would definitely recommend a stay here. The airport is not to far away as well."


"Great location and enough space for 24 of us for a special celebration. Very comfortable beds and plenty of room in each guest bedroom. Didn’t use spa or oool as winter time but imagine it would be fantastic in summertime. Loved the fire in lounge. Thoroughly recommend it."

Key information prior to your stay

General Property Information

Manata Homestead & Lodge offering outstanding service and stunning views.

Tranquil Manata Homestead & Lodge is a fully serviced, self-contained luxury getaway nestled in the Wakatipu basin of the Southern Alps. Manata Lodge boasts the best of both worlds, as its position provides the privacy and solitude of the mountainous countryside, yet is just minutes from local wineries, downtown Queenstown, Arrowtown and the airport.

Our beautiful large four bedroom homestead and four luxury apartments are fully self-contained featuring full kitchens, ensuite bathrooms, spacious private patios and separate entries. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you simply cannot find a more private, luxurious base to explore the magic of our beautiful region. Combined with our exceptional kiwi hospitality, Manata Lodge is your perfect accommodation choice in Queenstown.


Beautifully tended botanic displays are the pride of Manata's estate. Magnificent lawns, bordered by plants from around New Zealand and the world enhance any stroll around the property.

Check in & check out times

Check In:

Between 2:00 pm and 11:59pm

Check Out:

10:00 am

Property location & directions

Manata Lodge is located at 111/111A Tucker Beach Road, Queenstown. Get directions here.

Directions from Queenstown Airport:

Turn right onto the main road (Kawarau Road) and follow until the main Frankton roundabout where you’ll take a right. Follow this road 1.5 km and turn left onto Tucker Beach Road (just before the Shotover River Bridge). Follow Tucker Beach Road for 1km and turn left onto Manata Green. Follow this road for 200m until you reach Manata Lodge.

5 minutes from Queenstown airport

10 minutes from downtown Arrowtown and Queenstown

45 minutes from stunning Glenorchy and Paradise, NZ

3 minute walk to the Shotover River and historic bridge

10 minutes from Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski area access roads

40 minutes to Cardrona ski area access road

10 minutes from Aquatic centre

Hiking and mountain biking trails in the immediate vicinity

Things to do nearby

Hiking, biking, aquatic centre, bungy, skydiving, jetboating, sailing, yachting, Onsen hot pools, Lake Wakatipu cruise, 5 golf courses within 10min drive, 10mins to downtown Queenstown and Arrowtown (tons of shopping!), wine tours, guided nature walks, fishing, hunting, skiing, movies, gourmet dining and so much more!

Services available throughout your stay

Manata Lodge is the perfect holiday choice for independent visitors, but for those who prefer to leave their organisation to others, we offer a comprehensive range of services.

Complimentary Services:

○ Daily housekeeping
○ Internet
○ Full use of lodge facilities: BBQ, picnic areas, vineyard
○ Mountain bike use
○ Local phone calls
○ Off Street Parking

Other Services (additional cost):

○ Continental breakfast (upon request) $12.50 per person per day
○ Airport transfers upon request
○ Pantry stocking in advance
○ Dry cleaning service: priced upon items
○ Rental car booking: priced upon requirements
○ Babysitting service: priced upon requirements

Payment options and policy

Payment Options:

○ Cash
○ Visa (2% fee will apply)
○ Mastercard (2% fee will apply)
○ American Express (4% fee will apply)
○ Online Payments
○ Paypal

Payment Policy:

To confirm your booking we require a 50% deposit made into the following account:

Manata Homestead & Lodge Ltd02-0948-0352908-003

Payment can also be made by credit card with the following fees will applying:

Credit card 2%

American Express 4%

Children Policy:

Children are welcome to stay at Manata Lodge.

Cancellation Policy

Manata Lodge is a small retreat and late cancellations have a significant impact. If a reservation is cancelled and in the event that we are unable to replace the booking, the following applies:

○ Free cancellation up to 3 months out from you stay.

○ Within 3 months of your stay - non refundable, but date change is available.