A paradise of tranquillity and relaxation amidst a wonderland of bush and lakes, the boutique, luxury Solitaire Lodge has been described as “the most beautiful lakeside position anywhere in the world”, on the outskirts of Rotorua.
Solitaire Lodge is wonderfully secluded on a private peninsula overlooking beautiful Lake Tarawera.
It is located just outside the town of Rotorua offering guests a stylish and relaxing base to explore.
All nine suites have floor to ceiling windows showcasing views of the lake or mountains. We recommend the Executive suites which have a bath by a picture window so you can soak in the water whilst enjoying the spectacular lake views.
Make use of the complimentary kayaks, motorized dinghy, fishing gear as well as swimming at the private beach.
Solitaire Lodge is perched in solitary splendour on the tip of a bush-clad peninsula overlooking magnificent Lake Tarawera and is the perfect place to base yourself for kayaking, lakeside walks and trout fishing, or to relax and do absolutely nothing in the welcoming, serene retreat of this luxury hotel.
Solitaire Lodge's suites are sublimely luxurious and each have either lake, lagoon or mountain views visible from their floor to ceiling windows or from their private balconies. All have spacious living and dining areas and there is also a two-bedroom suite and a private villa available for those travelling with larger parties or families.
Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used by the chef to create fabulous New Zealand cuisine and are complemented by a superb selection of the country's wine. Relax in the lounge in front of the open fire with a book from the lodge's library or enjoy the bar facilities at hand for guests. The atmosphere here is relaxed and homely, with pre-dinner drinks and canapés feeling more like a house party than a hotel.
Solitaire Lodge offers an abundance of activities from boat charter and trout fishing to helicopter flights and natural hot water springs. A knowledgeable Maori guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of Rotorua and tell you Maori stories and legends or you can discover the beauty of Lake Tarawera Falls on a 3-hour walk along the river.
When to visit
Explore Lake Tarawera for yourself on one of the Lodge's small boats or take a knowledgeable guide if you fancy your chances against some local Rainbow Trout
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Solitaire Lodge is set on a private peninsular overlooking Lake Tarawera, near Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island.
A private tour of Hobbiton - A Tolkien Day Out
Enter the world of Tolkien and discover the magical setting made famous by The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Once quoted by Peter Jackson as being 'a slice of ancient England', discover the hobbit holes on a guided tour of the movie set.
Cruising Lake Rotoiti onboard Tiua (Shared)
Enjoy a luxury eco cruising experience aboard Tiua – a luxury 53ft catamaran, moored on the idyllic shores of Lake Rotoiti.
Discover the Waitomo Glowworm Caves (Shared)
Sail under a canopy of the thousands of tiny glow-worms that illuminate the Waitomo Caves, their incredible luminescence creating a magical serenity as you glide through the waters of the Waitomo River.
Fly Fishing Taupo - Privately Guided
Get to experience first hand the world renowned Taupo fishery. With your private guide you can be assisted in the art of fishing and finesse your skills in this beautiful and largely unexplored area.
Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti Full Day Private Kayaking Adventure
The waters of Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti are yours to explore by kayak as you spend a full day in the scenic surrounds of the lake with your private guide.
Mountain Biking in the Redwood Forest (Private)
The Redwoods Forest has one of the oldest mountain bike networks in the country. Over 140 kms of master crafted trails offer an unbeatable blend of riding surfaces, topography and scenery.
Pure Rotorua Experience (Private)
Experience the best of Rotorua, with a scenic helicopter flight, immersive encounter with a Maori community and a flight to the lunar landscape of the White Island, topped off with a luxury sailing trip to soak in the geothermal waters of the hot pools.
Rainbow Springs and Kiwi Encounter (Shared)
Rainbow Springs is set in 22 acres of beautiful native trees and streams and is home to a huge variety of New Zealand’s wildlife, particularly the shy but iconic Kiwi. This is the place to come face to face with New Zealand's famous avian inhabitant.
Solitaire Lodge - Visit the Tarawera Thermal Springs
Enjoy an early morning visit to the Tarawera thermal springs during your stay at Solitaire Lodge. Best accessed before breakfast, you will travel by launch boat to bathe in the soothing hot springs of Lake Tarawera.
Te Po Evening Experience at Te Puia (Shared)
Immerse yourself in Maori culture with an evening of storytelling, food and entertainment, as well as a chance to visit some of Rotorua’s stunning natural sights.
Te Puia Daytime Experience (Shared)
Home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Te Puia is a cultural centre just 5-minutes from the centre of Rotorua. Immerse yourself in Maori culture and visit the Pohutu Geyser during your visit to the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley.
Tongariro Crossing (Private)
Often described as the best one day hike in New Zealand, the Tongariro Crossing provides an opportunity to experience some of the most scenic, volcanically active areas of New Zealand, to the saddle between the Tongariro and Ngauruhoe mountains.