Matariki 9 Course Stellar Degustation Dinner – 3 July 2021

$160.00 $145.00

All prices are shown in New Zealand dollars and include GST.

Celebrate Matariki under the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve with family and friends.  Join us at the Retreat to share conversation over an innovative nine-course degustation dinner prepared by the Retreat chefs with each course linked to the 9 stars signifying Matariki.   Wander outside between courses to view Matariki, Puanga and Tautoru in the dark sky overhead (weather permitting).

Saturday 3 July 2021 from 6.30 PM at Moraine Lodge, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat.

Matariki is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate our connection to the environment and the food resources that we are privileged to have in abundance. It is a time to think about travelling and coming together as a family and friends. The production and preparation of food and planning our extensive vegetable garden for spring are important elements of the Retreat's authentic approach to growing and serving food.  It is a core part of our manaakitanga and guest experience. This year, the Retreat is aligning with the 9 stars of Matariki and celebrating with an innovative nine-course degustation dinner.

During the evening, opportunities exist to view Matariki, Puanga and Tautoru and hear the stories of Matariki. (weather dependent)

If you would like to arrange transport to and from the event please email Anna on

Your tariff includes 9 course degustation menu and stargazing with a cultural focus

Early Bird Tariff available until 19 June 2021.

A cash / EFTPOS bar is available.

Moraine Lodge is located at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, 86 Mount Cook Road (SH80), Lake Pukaki 7999. We are just 860 metres from the SH8 and SH80 intersection.