A welcome retreat at the end of the first day of hiking the Routeburn Track, enjoy delicious meals and a comfortable bed at Mackenzie Lodge


Located near Lake Mackenzie, this private lodge is only available for guests on the Routeburn Track guided hike. Comfortable guest rooms range from single bunks to queen ensuite rooms, which we recommend. The lodge is fully staffed and has a wonderful warm lounge and dining area, plus an outside terrace to take in the views. Your guide-hosts will await your arrival with refreshments, and you'll sit down to a wonderful dinner before a restful night's sleep.

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Ultimate Hikes Routeburn Walk Private Queen Lodge Room
Ultimate Hikes Routeburn Walk Mackenzie Lodge Lounge
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What's Included
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and three-course dinner
  • Bar available to purchase wine, beer and other beverages
  • Private Rooms include your own ensuite with a flushing toilet, shower, all linen, towels, facecloths, shampoo, conditioner and body wash
  • Washing and drying rooms
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Lake Mackenzie Lodge is reached on foot on day one of the Guided Routeburn Track Hike, which commences in Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Queen Room with private ensuite

Suitable For

Couples; Solo walkers; Families

Best Nearby Walk

This lodge is available for the exclusive use of guests on the Guided Routeburn Track Hike

Best Nearby Park

Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks

Best Food & Wine Experience

Wake up to birdsong and fuel up for a challenging day of hiking with a cooked lodge breakfast

Best Place for Relaxation

Take in the panoramic views from the outdoor terrace


November to April, based on scheduled departures of the Guided Routeburn Track Hike

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