Mataura Lodge, in the heart of Athol, is an immaculately renovated lodge offering 3 king sized bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. The large living, featuring a large log burner with stone surround, will quickly become the heart of your stay.
Mataura Lodge comes with unique Southland and Otago history. Starting life in the King Edward Army Barracks, built circa 1939, the building served to accommodate soldiers during wartimes. It then moved on to become a temporary home for New Zealand immigrants, seeking a new life in this beautiful country. Although the building has been completely renovated, original features remain. The floor boards in the main living area have been lovely restored and refitted, meaning you will be walking on a small part of history.
The lodge is also perfectly situated providing easy access to one of the best cycling tracks in New Zealand, Around The Mountains Cycle Trail, and are cycle-friendly for both riders and their bikes.
Athol has two popular licensed cafes, which are busy throughout the year with locals and tourists. Bookings can be made for the entire lodge sleeping up to 8, or for separate rooms where you may share the lodge with other guests
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