Solitaire Lodge, one of New Zealand’s premiere luxury lodges, enjoys breathtaking views over Lake Tarawera, with lush natural bush and volcanic landscape backdrop.
Styled with comfort in mind, all 9 luxurious suites feature panoramic views over Lake Tarawera’s still deep waters. Freestanding baths allow views over the lake while soaking.
Complimentary mini bar, fruit and snacks are also at hand.
Easy lake access allows exploration of surrounding waters, secluded private bays, a three hour hike to 65 meter waterfalls and natural thermal hot springs in which to soak and unwind. Embark on an adventurous scenic helicopter flight over the surrounding volcanic landscape and land on an active volcano. Catch a good sized rainbow trout for dinner, or explore tranquil waters in a kayak or motorised dinghy.
The lodge is also the perfect place to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate, left in the able hands of your warm, friendly New Zealand hosts.
Solitaire Lodge has nine luxurious suites, all featuring panoramic views over Lake Tarawera’s still deep waters and magnificent volcano. Freestanding baths allow views over the lake while soaking. Solitaire Lodge’s
Lavish super king or twin beds, comfortable chairs for lounging, grand picture windows and private balconies. All 6 Executive Suites offer spectacular views across the tranquil bay or Mount Tarawera. 33 SQM or 355 SQF.
Rates can be supplied for the following upgrade room categories:
The Tarawera Suite features uninterrupted views from the tranquil bay up to the majestic summit of Mount Tarawera. Split level design features a generous bedroom and relaxing sitting and dining area. 70 SQM or 753 SQF.
This stand alone 1 or 2 bedroom suite is all about space, large bedrooms, spacious living / dining area and private balcony overlooking the Bay. Ideal for families or group of friends travelling together. 100 SQM or 1076 SQF.
Maximum occupancy for the 1 Bedroom Villa Suite is 2 Adults. Maximum occupancy for the 2 Bedroom Villa Suite 2 Adults and 2 Children | 4 Adults | 2 Adults and 3 Children.
Set in a separate building this 1 or 2 bedroom suite offers peace, total privacy and a breathtaking outlook through dramatic picture windows across glassy Lake Tarawera. Guests will delight with the large master bedroom, with a choice of lavish super king or twin Beds, lounge and bathroom to match. In addition, there is a private sundeck and separate guest bedroom. Each bedroom enjoys separate access to the shared bathroom. 70 SQM or 753 SQF.
Moments from the Lodge you will discover the essence of unspoiled Lake Tarawera which offers an array of premium activities in a natural New Zealand lake setting.
These activities can be priced and booked on request.
Easy lake access allows exploration of surrounding waters with secluded private bays, deep water swimming and shoreline trails through native bush to explore on foot. From the Lodge’s jetty you have a choice of boating options including motorised dinghies and kayaks. Paddle the protected waters of the Otumutu Lagoon, home to ancient Maori sites. See Black Swans gliding by in the protected waters as well as rare native bird life. Use of Lodge dinghies and kayaks are included in your stay.
Tarawera Thermal Springs
Take a 15-minute private launch excursion to the natural hot springs of Lake Tarawera. Best accessed prior to breakfast. Enjoy soaking in the thermal waters rising gently through the lake bed as the morning sun filters through native bush. Approximately 75 min round trip
Helicopter to Mount Tarawera and Orakei Korako
Experience a breathtaking trip to New Zealand’s historically important Mount Tarawera. Combine the thrill of landing on the exposed summit of Mount Tarawera with an unforgettable flight that includes spectacular aerial views of stunning crater lakes, the renowned Tarawera Falls and the vibrant Waimangu and Wai-O-Tapu geothermal reserves. Leaving Wai-O-Tapu we descend to follow the Waikato River to the hidden valley of Orakei Korako. Once landed, you will ferry across the river and begin your land-based tour. Experience hot springs, gushing geysers and the natural beauty of this geothermal wonderland. Your return flight takes in views of farmland and the Paeroa mountain range before flying over Rotorua and returning you to the Lodge.
3 hours includes professional tour guide
Tarawera Falls Walk
This invigorating half day experience starts with a short speedboat transfer to the trout laden Tarawera outlet stream, – the starting point for the scenic hike to the Tarawera Falls. The stream is the outlet for several lakes and eventually heads underground to emerge later as a spectacular 200-foot-high waterfall. Walk through native bush of Pohutukawa and Rata trees with native bird sounds of Tuis, Fantails and Kereru. Rest and bathe in river swimming holes along the way and indulge in a picnic lunch to the rhythmic background of cascading waters. Return transfers included.
3 hours easy hike
Rainbow Trout Fishing
The Hamill family have been professional guides in the Rotorua region for many years. Departing from Solitaire Lodge’s Jetty, John Hamill’s generous Catamaran takes you on a private lake excursion jigging and trolling to proven fishing grounds. Lake Tarawera boasts the largest water volume in the Lakes District, at an average of 200ft deep, and is the ideal spawning ground for Rainbow Trout. Catching 4 to 5-pound trout is a regular occurrence, the excitement of which is only matched by the lure of the chase, and the enjoyment of fresh trout prepared for you by our Chef. Another option is to combine an early morning bathe in Lake Tarawera’s natural hot springs, breakfast on board followed by fishing for Rainbow Trout, – all in half a day.
3 hours – tailored to the needs of beginners and skilled fishermen
Thermal by Bike
Your transfer takes you to bubbling mud pools in the Wai O Tapu valley. From this point, follow the Te Ara Ahi Thermal Cycle Trail heading North. Highlights along the route include a Natural Hot Stream for soaking, Rainbow Mountain base track (a smoldering mountain of colored earth and unique plant species) as well as Waimangu Volcanic Valley with steaming cauldrons of thermal water. Finally, cycle through the lush forestry trail through Rotokakahi (Green Lake) and Tikitapu (Blue Lake), where you will be collected for return to Solitaire Lodge.
Rotorua is located in the heart of the Central Volcanic Plateau and uniquely built on top of an active geo thermal field. It is also the cultural home of the indigenous Maori people. Twelve major lakes surround the city, with the historic Lake Tarawera lapping at the base of the now dormant volcano, Mount Tarawera. In this region you can view twenty-meter high geyser eruptions, vividly coloured lakes, hot springs and boiling mud pools as well as experience Maori customs and cultural displays. Rotorua is a major visitor destination and offers many natural as well as adrenalin adventures to enjoy.
All prices are person twin share unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication & are subject to change without notice depending on exchange rate. For room upgrades, additional nights or guest pricing please contact us.
Prices based on travel during Winter season- 1 May – 30 September 2023
Extra Person and Child Policy: Children under the age of five years are free of charge. All extra persons 5 years and over are charged
Within 30 days of arrival date – 25% of all room nights booked will be charged
Within 10 days of arrival date – 100% of all room nights booked will be charged
Except the period, 1st December to the 29th of February when the following penalty applies: Within 90 days of arrival date – 50% of all room nights booked will be charged
Within 60 days of arrival date – 100% of all room nights booked will be charged