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.
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
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 travellers 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.
When to visit
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.
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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 kilometres of hiking trails.
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.
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.
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.