Treetops Lodge & Estate
Rotorua, New Zealand
A sanctuary within 2,500 acres of secluded native forest and game reserve, the luxury Treetops Lodge has seven trout streams, four lakes, over 70km of hiking, biking and riding trails and is the ultimate in tranquillity and splendour.
At a Glance
Treetops Lodge's location is truly unique, amidst thousands of acres of native New Zealand forest
The private cottages in the woods are styled to reflect the stunning native forest surrounds
Cuisine is a real highlight of any stay at Treetops - try and enjoy a meal at the chef's table one evening
The owners and rangers are passionate about their environment, be sure to explore the forest with an expert guide
You will feel miles from the hustle and bustle of daily life, but you are only a short scenic drive from the heart of Rotorua
Sitting at the chefs table is a wonderful experience at Treetops, allowing you to witness the culinary finesse of the resident chefs who prepare amazing seasonal produce right in front of your eyes - a lot of it from the estate itself.Scott Dunn team
Organise a morning wildlife safari. The game reserve manager will help you spot wild deer, water buffalo, wild pig, partridge, geese and many more wonderful animals. It certainly makes you appreciate how much hard work it takes to run such a stunning estate.Scott Dunn team
Make sure you take a tour of the grounds in their jeep – the staff are hugely knowledgeable and it’s fascinating to see all the wildlife and get a real sense of the size of the grounds!Anna Chaplin
Nestled amidst magnificent native forests and valleys, Treetops Lodge & Estate offers a uniquely New Zealand experience. The Lodge's elegant architectural style is derived from this country’s pioneering past and timber and stone finishes echo the beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors and the vast, private wonderland in which the lodge is so exclusively located.
Treetop Lodge's communal areas are welcoming and comfortable, enjoy breakfast in the light sunny conservatory or delve into a book in front of the fire in the magnificent Great Room or cosy wood panelled library. The lodge has been designed as a warm, shared space and guests can chose to take a section of it with friends and family, with their own exclusive kitchen and living areas, or alternatively it is the perfect place to meet other travelers over an evening drink or dinner and share experiences.
Cuisine at Treetops is very central to your stay and not only are the finest dishes and accompanying wines served, but the lodge also offers a private 'wild food cooking experience' which includes a 4WD excursion deep into the bush to discover the magnificent wildlife population or birds, mammals and fish. A one hour stroll follows to collect indigenous herbs and spices and on return to the lodge's kitchen you learn the art of indigenous dishes with the lodge's Maori chefs.
All suites, whether within the lodge building or in one of the more private villas are the ultimate in warmth and comfort, with no expense spared to satisfy your senses. A visual splendour spreads before you with luxurious fabrics and furnishings and each room has its own unique character, individual style and design with a beckoning, bubbling spa bath.
Rotorua is New Zealand’s own adventure playground and Treetops is ideally placed within easy reach of this geothermal wonderland, spectacular Lake District and the Bay of Plenty. Treetops offers a 'sophisticated safari’ with an unparalleled range of activities and exhilarating experiences from thrill seeking adventures to relaxed waterfall walks. Trout fishing, horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and eco safaris are just a few of the activities available and for children additional adventures and activities have been devised to excite, educate and enthral.
Although the secluded Villas Suites are perfect for couples, Treetops is perfect for groups of friends and families with a home away from home feel, with luxury rooms in a communal atmosphere. Its four Owners Retreat can be booked separately or can be taken together with its own kitchen, living and dining area and four beautifully appointed Suites.
Children are very welcome at Treetops who have purposely created a family friendly lodge. Many of the adult activities can be tailored for children and specific activities arranged for children include magical teddy bears picnics, baking, archery, weaving, tree planting, treasure hunting with a GPS, riding and mountain biking. Children's meals can be provided as can cots and babysitting.
Fine cuisine is integral to the Treetops experience and the hotel have a cooking school as well as a program to educate guests in indigenous cuisine. A living room, library, games room with billiards table, day room with sofas, welcoming kitchen, conservatory and dining room make up the main lodge where guests can relax and enjoy the lodge's fine food, wines and hospitality.
Complimentary activities include hiking and jogging trails, nature walks and unguided trout fishing in the lakes. From December to February all guests can enjoy two one-hour complimentary guided nature activities each day including learning about the star constellations, waterfall visits and bird watching. There is also abseiling, archery, clay target shooting, eco tours, fly fishing, hunting, riding, mountain biking, sailing, 4WD experience, 4WD motorbiking and kayaking onsite or nearby.
Location & Directions
Rotorua, New Zealand
Located in the heart of New Zealand’s thermal region, Rotorua. Set within 2,500 acres of secluded native forest and game reserve, 7 trout streams, 4 lakes and over 70 kilometers of hiking trails.
When to go
The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.
Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.