Rotorua & Taupo, North Island


Approaching Rotorua, steam billows overhead and the smell of sulphur percolates from the ground; a pungent introduction to a region that has captivated visitors for more than 160 years. Bubbling mud, steaming geysers and the rumbling of the earth underfoot contribute to Rotorua’s unique landscape. Fish in a remote spot, walk on an active volcano or enjoy a luxury lake cruise.  View dramatic geothermal scenery from a modern helicopter or elegant floatplane. Sip a chilled glass of bubbles while you savour the warmth of a thermal rock pool in the shadow of a mysterious mountain, or a romantic, natural mineral pool on a sacred island.

Peppers on the Point Lodge, Solitaire Lodge and Treetops Lodge and Estate are located close to Rotorua.


One hour's drive south of Rotorua, you'll find the bustling resort town of Taupo.  An impressive lake is the lynchpin of a varied landscape offering all manner of activities and sights that will fix themselves in your memory: 220,000 litres of water per second pouring over Huka Falls or early morning sunshine sparkling on Lake Taupo against a backdrop of volcanic mountains.  Helicopter to White Island or spend a peaceful afternoon fly fishing. Delightful golf courses and beautiful walks await visitors to Lake Taupo.

On the outskirts of Taupo you'll find New Zealand's original luxury lodge and arguably our most well know Huka Lodge.   Close to the township and with lovely lake views is Lake Taupo Lodge.  

The Club at Kinloch located on the shores of Lake Taupo with it's stunning Jack Nicklaus designed golf course is a short drive from Taupo itself or just over an hours drive from Rotorua.

Poronui Lodge is located about 30 minutes' drive east of Taupo.


Further south again, the small town of Turangi - on the southern shores of Lake Taupo - is the hub of trout fishing in the region.  The drive around the eastern shore of the lake, from Taupo to Turangi, offers stunning views and in the winter month River Birches Lodge is a convenient base for the nearby ski fields.

River Birches Lodge is located just south of Turangi.

Few places in the world truly embody the spirit of adventure more than the fabulous award-winning Treetops Lodge & Estate.
Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is an intimate luxury retreat featuring spectacular views to the historic Mokoia Island.
Perfectly located above Lake Taupo, is the new uber-luxuryThe Kinloch Club. Offering New Zealand’s only Jack Nicklaus 18-hole Golf Course, hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, fly-fishing and more.
Nestled in an idyllic and peaceful garden environment alongside the Tongariro River, this luxury lodge is in harmony with it's stunning natural surrounds.
A luxurious lodge overlooking beautiful Lake Taupo. Enjoy true Kiwi hospitality, in the heart of a wonderful outdoor playground.
A rich landscape of lakes, forests, waterfalls and mountains forms a stunning backdrop to this iconic New Zealand retreat.
Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of the first New Zealand luxury lodges, offers secluded luxury accommodation and attentive hosting from a spectacular lakeside location.
A jewel in the wilderness. Visit this fabled back country lodge for outdoor adventures and the opportunity to rough it in luxury.

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