Intimate Weddings & Events

Searching for Queenstown wedding accommodation? Manata Lodge is a perfect location for your wedding party to gather before your big day.

It also serves as an ideal location for a designated event, retreat or function (for small groups) with our beautiful estate gardens & vineyards providing the ideal setting to capture those picture perfect moments.

Our well appointed accommodation units and homestead combine with our manicured grounds to offer privacy, flexibility and a memorable scene - with the majestic mountains of the Wakatipu basin and The Remarkables mountain range as your backdrop.

"We had the best 9 days here. We were 6-7 families from AU/NZ who came together for a long awaited family wedding of 20 pax. We hired the entire lodge and had our ceremony and reception on site. John the owner was great always checking to see if we needed anything else and accommodating in any way possible. The lawns were great for all of the children to run around and play. The facilities were awesome including a spa and a sauna as well as a pool table/darts, table tennis in the main lodge and bikes. The lodge itself is close to the the river and great for walks or bike rides as well as being a short drive to the supermarket. Would definitely recommend as a quiet getaway for people not wanting to be right in Queenstown or for large groups wanting a place to house everyone."

Manata Lodge and its surrounding grounds can be hired for exclusive use. Sleeping a maximum of 24 people (with 4 rollaways added) Manata Lodge is perfect for groups of families or friends, wedding parties, ski teams, hiking groups, special interest tours and more.

Beautifully tended botanic displays are the pride of the Manata Lodge estate. Magnificent lawns are bordered by plants from around New Zealand and the world. Explore our private vineyard, the perfect setting for a casual lunch at the picnic table located among the vines. We also have a swing set to keep the kids occupied.

Contact us about your requirements and we will make it happen.

A unique space for entertaining

Extensive grounds to host your next significant milestone, event, elopement or a small and intimate wedding.

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Manata Lodge is a venue like no other. Let us know about your Queenstown elopement, intimate Queenstown wedding, function or special event.

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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 & 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 Ltd


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.