Treetops Lodge & Estate

Few places in the world truly embody the spirit of adventure more than the fabulous award-winning Treetops Lodge & Estate - located in the heart of New Zealand’s world famous therapeutic thermal region, Rotorua.

Nestled in 2,500 acres of 800-year old native forest, this award-winning lodge is a life-long dream realised by owner and passionate naturalist, John Sax. This uniquely New Zealand experience is a sanctuary and retreat of breath-taking terrain, offering the ultimate in world-class accommodation and adventure. Located in Rotorua, the Maori heartland and trout fishing capital of the world, the Lodge presents an elegant, ecology-inspired architectural style derived from the country’s pioneering past: timber and stone finishes echo the natural beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors. Treetops offer seven streams, on-site trout fishing, four lakes, and over 40 miles of adventure trails. Each day the lodge offers a complimentary Signature Treetops  experience on the Estate.  These change daily between: the Maori Indigenous Food Trail; Estate to Plate or Wilderness Safari; or the Wild Food Cooking School. 

New family experiences include: photography safaris; geocaching hunts; our own on-site helicopter tours to the nearby live Volcano – White Island; luxury treks to spectacular waterfalls; and a 4WD safari experience. The recently opened Wilderness spa offers genuinely local, indigenous treatments within a choice of traditional day spa and residential wellness programs. Treetops has a commitment to sourcing - where at all possible - estate reared ingredients for all meals, by using our 100% pesticide free game meats, poultry, seafood all cleverly blended with fresh herbs, vegetables and our very own estate-produced Manuka honey.  


Lodge Facilities:

  • Billiard / Pool table
  • Gym
  • Helipad
  • Horse riding
  • In house Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Spa Pool
  • Walking trails
  • Water sports
  • Wi-Fi access


Treetops Lodge & Estate comprises of four Lodge suites and eight private, ultra-luxurious villas, each with its own unique character, individual style, design and exquisite furnishings. The villas offer privacy and seclusion framed by native virgin forest and spectacular views of the hinterland.


Of particular note is Treetops Estate to Plate philosophy, created by the dedicated team of chefs featuring ingredients reared or grown on this vast estate and near 100% pesticide free. These include world-class game and trout and also highlight estate-grown fruit and vegetables plus unique native herbs from the forest. Also offered is a superb wine cellar of New Zealand and world wines, with expert advice on making the best possible matches

Local Experiences

Treetops provides numerous activities to suit any enthusiast. If you want to venture further afield, nearby Rotorua - the cultural capital of New Zealand - is the hub for adventure activities, cultural insight and geothermal activity. For golf enthusiasts, Treetops has recently purchased the Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course  – ‘The Kinloch Club’, which has attracted the attention of golfers and luxury travellers’ worldwide. Treetops guests are welcomed.

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Your Hosts

John Sax


351 Kearoa Road
New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)7 333 20 66
Skype: Treetops Lodge

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