Solitaire Lodge


Why you'll love it here

  • Admire panoramic views of Lake Tarawera, lush natural bush, and volcanic landscapes of Mount Tarawera
  • Savour a full country breakfast, lunch and five-course dinner, complimentary mini bar, and selection of beverages
  • Start the day with a speedboat excursion to Lake Tarawera's natural hot springs for a soak
  • Go on a guided fishing trip to the lake, then a chef will prepare your catch


Travel Specialist

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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

An intimate property set on the edge of Lake Tarawera in a quiet secluded location, Solitaire Lodge is ideally situated for exploring nearby Rotorua and this geothermal wonderland of steaming lakes and bubbling hot pools, which is also the heartland of Maori culture.

The luxury property has only 10 luxury suites all with sweeping views of the lake and nearby volcano through the large lake view windows and the tranquil setting provides guests with the opportunity to experience tours of nearby White Island plus walks to Tarawera Falls plus unique geothermal sites.

The lodge provides guest with a choice of four types of suites; Executive Suites that boast spectacular views of Lake Tarawera from the private balcony, Tarawera Suite with a wall to ceiling glass window, Villa Suite a two storey villa suite with outdoor deck and living and dining areas and finally the Solitaire Suite which is a completely separate building that provides guests with total privacy and breathtaking views.

Further activities that can be experienced from the lodge include Kayaking, walks around the lake's edge, spa therapies at the lodges signature spa, helicopter rides plus fishing and thermal bathing making it the perfect location for both couples and families.

  • Motorised dhingies & kayaks
  • Lake edge walks
  • Lake swimming
  • Massage therapy
  • Various fishing amenities from rainbow trout fishing to fly fishing
  • Guided tours
  • Twilight tours
  • Rafting
  • Jet boating at Huka Falls
  • Mountian biking
  • Bungy jumping
  • Horse Trekking
  • Luge
  • Zorb
  • Golf

Call our Travel Specialists to find out more about the guided tours on offer and rates and availability.

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  • Time zone: +13 GMT
  • Flight time: 25 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Air New Zealand, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airlines
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks.
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population: 5,269,938
  • National languages: English, Maori
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for New Zealand if you have a British passport - apply online

Want to know more?

Call our Travel Specialists for a chat with our New-zealand experts. They'll share their first-hand insights so you can find your perfect holiday.

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


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Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 

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  • Enhancing your escape with personal touches

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  • Personal relationships with our passionate team

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  • Nearly 50 years of bespoke luxury travel
  • Strong Relationships with industry partners
  • Diverse portfolio and exclusive experiences
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