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Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge is situated on an exclusive, privately owned peninsula on the shores of Lake Tarawera. From the timber framed entranceway to the subtle detail in the furnishings, the whole lodge is designed to reflect the surrounding natural environment, and create a relaxing and unpretentious atmosphere. There are ten beautifully appointed suites, all of which boast stunning lake or mountain views, king beds, comfortable chairs for lounging, and a private balcony. A feature of the spacious bathrooms is a deep, freestanding bathtub, from which you can see out over the lake.

With a professional chef onsite you can expect contemporary New Zealand cuisine prepared with local produce, and superb wines from selected vineyards. There are kayaks and a motorized dinghy available for guest use, you can fish for trout or just take a swim in the lake from the lodge's own jetty, or take a stroll through the delightful herb gardens or along the shoreline.

Solitaire works on a full board basis with a hearty breakfast buffet, a light lunch and a multi-course menu in the evenings. This is truly the place to indulge yourself and melt into the stunning New Zealand landscape.


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Tour ideas in Rotorua

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Solitaire Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Mitai Māori Night
      Maori house in Rotorua

      Mitai Māori Night

      Mitai Māori Night

      This evening of Māori culture is both entertaining and educational. The cultural display, performed by a talented local cast, consists of the formal welcome, traditional dances and Māori weaponry display, as well as the arrival of the warriors by ancient canoe.

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    • Whirinaki Eco-Culture Walk
      Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand

      Whirinaki Eco-Culture Walk

      Whirinaki Eco-Culture Walk

      This full day walk into one of New Zealand's most remarkable native forests takes you to the heart of the Urewera Ranges.

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