Treetops Lodge & Estate

Rotorua, New Zealand

Luxury Lodge Set in the New Zealand Bush


Personal Impression

Located about 30 minutes from Rotorua. Treetops was built by New Zealander, John Sax, who had a vision of creating a truly remarkable lodge located in the heart of the majestic and inspiring New Zealand bush. The result is a truly stunning property nestled under towering trees, with pheasants roaming the grounds, spectacular scenery and all the joys that being in the bush can offer. The atmosphere is luxurious but casual as the key goal here is to have you relax and become one with nature.

The Lodge

The main lodge is beautifully decorated and has a huge WOW factor the second you arrive. The main room pictured above is huge and full of remarkable furnishings. The long table on entry is carved from one tree and the grains in the wood are spectacular. The room has a lot of unique art work and even the light fixtures are special as pictured above. Behind the main room, is a library with computer and a billiard room available to all guests at their leisure.

lobby bar waterfall


Tree Tops features the finest in accommodation. Chose from the four rooms in the main lodge or enjoy one of the larger Valley or Forest villas featuring a large bedroom, bathroom, walk in closet and living room with fireplace. The following pictures are of the interior of one of the villas. On waking in the morning, I heard a strange sound. On further investigation, I found it was a family of pheasants sitting right in front of our bedroom. A truly wonderful way to start the day.

villa bathroom villa bedroom villa fireplace


Much is centered on enjoying your surroundings. A stroll along bush paths or a hike to a nearby waterfall. The bush is yours to enjoy. Horseback riding, helicopter flights and all types of activities are available to you. A day can also be spend in the Rotorua area and the lodge will organize a guide to show you the main sites in Rotorua.


Pre-dinner drinks, dinner and breakfast are included in your room rate. Wine and alcoholic beverages are not included with dinner. Dinner is served in the main dining room and is a multi-course dinner with choices for each course. Breakfast is served in a light and airy restaurant that is open to the kitchen area where your chef creates his masterpieces for your enjoyment.

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