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Treetops Lodge Rotorua Luxury accommodation
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Treetops Lodge & Estate

New Zealand, or Aotearoa, is a mythical land steeped in legend and mystery. The diverse landscape of Rotorua is where adventure abounds. Treetops Lodge offers the ultimate in world class luxury accommodation and is located in the heart of the trout fishing capital of the world and famed therapeutic thermal region, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Nestled amidst magnificent native forests and valleys, Treetops Lodge & Estate offers a uniquely New Zealand experience. The Lodge with its’ elegant architectural style derived from this country's pioneering past. Timber and stone finishes echo the beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors at Treetops Lodge.

A sanctuary and retreat of breathtaking terrain in 2,500 acres of secluded native forest and game reserve, seven trout streams, four lakes, over 70 kilometres of hiking trails, mountain bike riding, horse riding and the ultimate in tranquillity and splendour.

Come and share in the dream, one man's dream to preserve a piece of paradise for people to enjoy for generations.

"Now this was not to be just any ordinary lodge.
With my love of nature, it was my dream that perhaps we could build a sanctuary.... A place that reflected the very best of what there was to offer-where all could come and appreciate the beauty of nature, be refreshed and depart a little brighter for the experience."
John Sax

Treetops Lodge & Estate - The Grounds

The picturesque grounds of Treetops spread before you to the valley vista as far as the eye can see.

Spring water cascades over rocks carrying trout, which welcome you as you cross the bridge at the Lodge entrance. Running under the great room the stream is free to flow leading you out to manicured lawns, which stretch to the hills beyond.

Paths beckon and diverge into the woods taking you to secluded villas, waterfall walks, glow-worm caves and private benches dappled by sunlight. Nature gently envelops the Lodge with all her beauty.

Enjoy gentle strolls around the grounds soaking up the serenity of the outstretched valley. Bask in the beauty on a sun-drenched lounger on the lawns, breathing the pure air of an ancient paradise. Cool your feet in the refreshing, spring waters, which cradle the lodge. Discover the natural treasures of this 'land before time' as you wind your way along fern-framed trails.

Treetops Lodge & Estate - The Estate

The Estate is 2,500 acres of restored, native virgin forest and ancient trees, a haven for native birds and wild game. Treetops is your own private playground of spring fed streams, cascading waterfalls, trout filled lakes, valleys and bluffs.

Discover over 70 kilometres of trails by horseback, mountain bike, hiking or 4x4, at your own pace. Experience the unique sights, sounds and scents of the native New Zealand forest. Enjoy the tranquillity that comes from being close to nature.

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Treetops Lodge & Estate - The Lodge Entrance

Upon arrival at Treetops Lodge & Estate, pass through the gates and be transported to another world, time and place. Wind your way up through a New Zealand virgin forest canopy of native flora and arrive at the luxurious lodge.

A warm greeting and welcoming hand from the Treetops team, draws you into the magnificence of the place. Sparkling cascades of water tumble over rocks on either side of you; nature embraces you with the ornately carved wooden Rimu doors depicting the beauty and abundance of the valley. They open, beckoning you into the splendour of the Great Room. The harmony between man and nature is realized.

The Lodge & Lodge Rooms Everything that is New Zealand from carvings, local artistry of the outdoors to hand carved beams depicting Maori folklore is in this uniquely New Zealand Lodge.

The Great Room Enter the Great Room, rich in textures and luxurious furnishings that echo the beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors.

Beyond the glass doors the stream continues effortlessly, slipping under the famed Great Room, carrying Rainbow trout on its way. You overlook the valley, and as far as the eye can see you look out at Treetops.

Let your senses be enticed by the flickering natural wood fire. Sink into the soft furnishings that adorn the room. Impeccable attention to detail is evident from the copper light fittings, trout door handles, to the hand carved Rimu beams overhead. From the outset you feel one with nature with the rippling of water, stone and timber finishes to the rich scent of cool, fresh virgin forest air. A time to reflect and feel apart of a bigger, splendid picture. A uniqueness that can only be found at Treetops...

Library Warmth envelops you in this timber-panelled sanctuary crafted from the wood on the estate with a richness of a past steeped in culture. Great Maori Chieftains watch majestically from the historic artwork, which adorns the walls. Daydream on the window seat overlooking the swirling stream or curl up with a novel beside the blazing fire.

Games Room Here the distinguished tastes of yesteryear are captured with the antique billiard table and memorabilia from the pioneering days. Stylish designer lighting throughout the lodge allows for ease on the eye and a dim serenity while you sip a cocktail as the sun slowly fades like a dream and slips into night.

Dayroom Cool and calm with soothing colours and luxurious fabrics sink into a sofa as time eases by. Watch the whispering water as it flows over the rocks, framed by native fern fronds. Contemplate the cycles and mystery of life as it unfolds, celebrating renewal and new beginnings. Feel rested and refreshed.

The Kitchen A welcoming, warm & elegant open plan "gathering" place where aromas of delectable dishes full the air to tempt your taste buds.

The Conservatory Breakfast in this light, airy space soaking up the peace. Vast windows and skylights invite Mother Nature in.

The Dining Room Rich, warm and enticing, the crafted, candlelit table stretches out where many a guest traveller has dined over clinking glasses while sharing fascinating stories with fellow guests. Trout swim in the water along side the room as the valleys yawn below. Great spaces for intimate dining, or sharing this place with new friends.

Lodge Floor Plan

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Treetops Lodge & Estate - The Lodge Rooms

Treetops Lodge and Wilderness Estate is one of New Zealand’s premier luxury lodges. A key point of difference that sets Treetops apart from other lodges is our deliberate decision to create a family and group friendly environment.

While we offer the secluded villa option for couples, Treetops has designed an accommodation option that is perfect for families or groups. The Lodge Wing has been created to offer a home away from home and is designed to reflect the best in luxury accommodation while still maintaining that family home atmosphere!

Totally self contained, it has its own fully equipped kitchen, large dining and living area, with four beautifully appointed suites each with its own ensuite. The living area opens out to the magnificence of the valley vista and the privacy of the wing is enhanced by the single entry way access to the rest of the Lodge and the separate exit to the opportunities offered by the Estate.

This facility is perfect for families or groups who want to enjoy the company of their travelling companions in a high quality shared communal living area, but still enjoy the privacy of their own room and facilities.

The Lodge Wing will also suit travellers who enjoy the company of others or those who prefer to be close to the amenities in the Lodge.

Lodge Floor Plan

Lodge Room Floor Areas:
Lodge Room 1 Valley View 27.76m²/ 298ft²
Lodge Room 2 Falling Water 27.32m²/ 294ft²
Lodge Room 3 Wild Thing 23.94m²/ 257ft²
Lodge Room 4 Tranquillity 29.86m²/ 321ft²

The lounge & kitchen representing another 100 m2

Treetops Lodge & Estate - The Villas

Tucked away, the Villas are positioned within a stroll to the Lodge. Choose a secluded haven framed by native virgin forest or look out over lakes and wildlife on the Treetops Estate.

Exquisite furnishings adorn these luxurious quarters, featuring a bedroom, spacious bathroom with spa bath, lavish lounge with fireplace and small kitchenette.

At Treetops, you are touched by tranquillity and serenity. Once touched, you want to return to bask in the beauty of this luxurious, uniquely New Zealand lodge.

Floor plans - Valley Villa - Forest Villa


Treetops Lodge & Estate - Activities and Experiences

In the heart of a forest in the middle of New Zealand’s incomparable Volcanic Plateau, Treetops offers an unbeatable range of activities, both on the Estate and further a field, to suit everyone’s taste. Treetops, a 'sophisticated safari' offers an unparalleled range of activities and exhilarating experiences from your doorstep:

  • Trout Fishing
  • Hiking and walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Hunting
  • Salt Water Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter Options
  • Wine Tasting
  • Sightseeing
  • Self Guided Safari's
  • Guided Safari's
  • Children In The Treetops

After a day in the wilds, indulge in a luxurious massage followed by a leisurely spa in your suite.

Around and About Rotorua

The secluded, half-moon valley of Treetops nestles on the very edge of the Mamaku Plateau, in the heart of one of the most picturesque and remarkable areas in New Zealand. Over a dozen lakes lie amongst rugged hills, cloaked in primeval forest, while less than an hour’s drive away is Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand.

At a somewhat greater distance is remote Lake Waikaremoana, best reached by helicopter for the drive is long and tortuous. Scattered throughout the region are not only some of the most spectacular geothermal features to be seen anywhere in the world, but also an impressive array of volcanoes – extinct and active!

As if all this were not enough the area is also a centre for Maori, the original inhabitants of the land, who’s intricately carved marae (meeting house complexes) are frequently seen. Then there is the fishing, the hunting, the golf, the vineyards, the skiing, the walking… In fact the region probably offers more for the day-tripper than anywhere else in New Zealand; indeed quite possibly than anywhere else in the world!


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Treetops Cuisine

New Zealand fine cuisine at its best.
Fine cuisine is an integral part of the Treetops experience. Flavorsome and healthy dishes are created by the Lodge's talented chefs using the finest game and locally grown produce, complemented by an array of the finest New Zealand wines.

Sipping on the finest New Zealand wine, soak up the tranquility that is Treetops Lodge. Overlooking mist rising off the hills, serenity spreads over you like a warm blanket.

Relax, unwind and contemplate at your leisure, then relish the sumptuous cuisine.

The Treetops Team achieve the right balance of being attentive and genuine yet relaxed and warm, with understated service.

Share an intimate, candlelit dinner for two with fireside ambience in the library or share fascinating stories with fellow guests in the main Dining room.

A diverse array of New Zealand's finest food is on offer to suit and satiate your palette; Salmon smothered in caviar and succulent eye fillet steak, while luscious wine overflows from the bountiful cellar - Enjoy!

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GPS: -38.216975,176.159484

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