On the North Island of New Zealand, Rotorua is known for its geothermal activity, ancient forests, gorgeous lakes and rivers and deep seeded Maori culture. Spouting geysers, boiling mud pools, and warm geothermal springs can be found at nearby geothermal hotspots. See the silica terraces, naturally coloured and painted in a rainbow of hues, walk among treetops and explore the cultural heartland of New Zealand's Maori people.

Top Things to do in Rotorua
- Take a scenic flight over Rotorua’s geothermal valleys

- Walk among the treeptops in the Redwood forest

- Explore the heart of New Zealand’s geothermal attractions at Waimangu Volcanic and ...


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  1. Solitaire Lodge

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    One of New Zealand’s premier luxury lodges, Solitaire Lodge Rotorua features breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera and lush natural bush and volcanic landscape backdrop. Enjoy the peace and quiet in the tranquil setting in a luxurious suite, all of which boast panoramic views over the lake and magnificent volcano. Indulge in daily changing menus with fresh local ingredients offering contemporary New Zealand cuisine, complemented by a variety of superb wines from a selection of regional vineyard. Experience your surrounds with an array of premium activities in a natural New Zealand lake setting or take an excursion to the volcanic plateaus and thermal wonders. Whether it is simple relaxation, thrilling adventure or a bit of both, make Solitaire Lodge your luxury escape.

     

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    Rotorua, New Zealand
    One of New Zealand’s premier luxury lodges, Solitaire Lodge Rotorua features breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera and lush natural bush and volcanic landscape ...
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  2. Treetops Lodge & Estate

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    A haven for nature-lovers, fishing enthusiasts and adventure-seekers, Treetops offers the ultimate escape to reconnect with the outdoors. Located among 800-year old native forest in the iconic region of Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island, Treetops is an award-winning lodge operating in harmony with its unique environment. From here, guests can immerse in spectacular volcanic scenery or discover a region rich in Maori history and tradition. Treetops Lodge & Estate offers luxurious accommodation in four Lodge suites and eight secluded villas, each unique in character and design. Relax and rejuvenate at Treetops, surrounded by native virgin forest and spectacular wilderness views.

     

    * The accommodation rating and pricing is a guide only, reviewed by Onlyluxe Travel Experts. Please note that pricing can change at any time. Due to different accommodation custom and currency conversion in each country, please contact us if need to know most updated pricing and more details about the accommodation.

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    A haven for nature-lovers, fishing enthusiasts and adventure-seekers, Treetops offers the ultimate escape to reconnect with the outdoors. Located among 800-year old native forest ...
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    From $1,676.18
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  3. North Island to South Island Gourmet Walking 13D12N, Fully Guided

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    Departing from Auckland, this 13 day gourmet walk enable you to experience the contrast between the North and South of New Zealand in true kiwi comfort and style. Walk among towering granite peaks, wander pristine alpine lakes and rivers, journey into isolated valleys and glow worm caves. Taste the acclaimed New Zealand wines, and find yourself in front of picture perfect volcanic peaks. You'll find yourself wanting to pause at every place to document the dramatic vistas as they unfold in front of you.

    Start your journey cruising out to Waiheke Island for some exclusive wineries and stunning coastline, then head to fairy-tale Whirinaki Forest and the spectacular Huka Falls. When your North Island part of journey concludes while you stare and admiring the dramatic beauty of Tongariror National Park, celebrate your arrival on the South Island where you'll discover a new meaning of the word 'dramatic' in Fiordland and Milford Sound. Walk the valleys and forests surrounding Lake Wakatipu and relax with some of the world's finest wines from Central Otago.

    The Central Otago region is New Zealand's finest producer of Pinot Noir. Venture down the Kawarau River Gorge to a local winery. You'll enjoy a winery tour, then taste and immerse yourself in the wine-making process before relaxing in Queenstown with views of the Remarkables and the surrounding peaks. Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality and location. On this trip, you'll stay at VR Rotorua Lake Resort located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, old world charm Chateau Tongariro set spectacularly against Mt Ruapehu in the heart of the National Park, Crown Plaza featuring stunning views over Lake Wakatip, mountain view Milford Sound Chalets in Milford Sound, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas positioning on the tranquil shores of beautiful Lake Te Anau, and Edgewater Resort on the shores of Lake Wanaka.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. There is one dinner not included, so you can head out and explore the options on your own. With dinner every night, you'll also be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.

    The tour starts from Auckland and concludes in Queenstown. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    This North Island to South Island 13 Day Gourmet Walk is to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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    Departing from Auckland, this 13 day gourmet walk enable you to experience the contrast between the North and South of New Zealand in true kiwi ...
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  4. Best of North Island Gourmet Walk 6D5N, Fully Guided

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    Best of North Island Gourmet Walk showcases the highlights of North Island over Six days. Departing from Auckland, and finishing in Sanctuary Mountain, Cambridge. New Zealand's award-winning wines, lush ancient forest, awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes, emerald lake on Mount Tongariro, and harbour/lake cruising are all on show in this incredible trip.

    Kick off your six-day journey with a short cruise across the Hauraki Gulf to Waiheke Island, where you'll experience exclusive wineries and stunning coastline. Then enjoy an ancient forest walk and savour the wilderness and bird songs. Weave your way along the Bay of Plenty coastline, journey through to the spectacular chute of Huka Falls and walk among the world's most beautiful volcanic landscapes in Tongariro National Park. Your trip will end with a picture perfect cone-shaped volcano flanked by rainforest, overlooking a wild and untamed coastline at the foot of Mt Taranaki.

    Food and wine is a big part of the tour. You'll visit Waiheke Island wineries sampling the acclaimed local artisan red wines, visit the North Island's oldest and premier wine and stone fruit growing region in Hawke's Bay, and enjoy high tea in the grand lounge of Chateau Tongariro Hotel.

    Most meals are included for the duration of the walk. At night, you'll dine with your fellow walkers as a group at hand-picked restaurants focusing on local produce and Kiwi meals of a high standard. With dinner every night, you'll be provided with local wines to enjoy with your meals.

    Accommodation is included each night and chosen based on their quality, and their location. On this trip, you'll stay at Wai Ora Resort Rotorua located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotoiti, lakefront Oreti Village Resort, Turangi is surrounded by tranquil bush, breath-taking water and mountain range views and elegant and contemporary accommodation Kelly Road Cambridge Lodge. All accommodation are 4 star.

    The tour starts from Auckland and concludes in Cambridge. All transfers as well as guides are included. Small groups of twelve walkers are hosted by highly experienced and knowledgeable guides. The walk is graded easy and fully supported. You only need to carry a day pack each day.

    The Best of North Island Gourmet six day walk is to relax, escape the day to day, and indulge in the incredible sights, sounds and tastes.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Auckland, New Zealand
    Best of North Island Gourmet Walk showcases the highlights of North Island over Six days. Departing from Auckland, and finishing in Sanctuary Mountain, Cambridge. ...
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  5. Lake Waikaremoana Lodge Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

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    Be part of small group, journey into the enchanted mysticalgreen world, and trace the shoreline of Lake Waikaremoana. Walk some of the most spectacular sections of the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, hike through dense native Whirinaki Rainforest, be awed by spectacular geological formations, idyllic lakes, waterfalls and rivers, while staying in comfortable old lodge run by local iwi (Maori tribe).

    Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks', you'll marvel at giant native trees and secluded beaches, soak up the fascinating spiritual history, and enjoy truly breathtaking views. This lodge based hiking expedition is one of the North Island's most unforgettable wilderness escapes.

    Enclosed by the pristine native forest of Te Urewera National Park, Lake Waikaremoanais believed to be New Zealand's last frontier. This was the last place to be explored by European settlers, and due to its rugged and remote nature it is still like stepping back 100 years in time. It is the ancestral home of the Maori tribe Ngai Tuhoe - the 'Children of the Mist', and has the largest area of native forest in the North Island. Along the Lake Waikaremoana Tack, you will enjoy prehistoric rainforest, wetland, waterfalls, perfect sunsets, birdsong and spiritual history.

    This is a full guided and all inclusive walking tour. Each day you walk 4-7 hours over varied terrain on formed trails guided by experienced local guides. With support boat transporting most of your gear, you only need to carry a light bag and spare more time to immerse yourself in beautiful Lake Waikaremoana.

    At the end of your four-day walk, return inspired by our nature.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Rotorua, New Zealand
    Be part of small group, journey into the enchanted mysticalgreen world, and trace the shoreline of Lake Waikaremoana. Walk some of the most spectacular ...
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    From $1,196.18 Per Person, Twin Share
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