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Lake Tarawera rests beside Mount Tarawera only a short scenic drive from Rotorua, a geothermal city renowned for its unique mixture of volcanic activity, indigenous culture and world class outdoor adventure.
Lake Tarawera is famous for some of the best Rainbow Trout fishing in New Zealand as well as boating and a range of water sports. A little less known is the lakes unique geothermal activity heating a secluded beach on the edge of the lake, accessible by boat or the newly opened Tarawera Trail.
Hidden amongst the spectacular scenery is Solitaire Lodge, located on a world rated private peninsular. The lodge boasts unrivalled views across the lake waters and beyond to the magnificent mountain. Constructed in the early 80’s Solitaire Lodge was one of the first Luxury Lodges in New Zealand.
The newly refurbished lodge is styled with comfort in mind, selected suites feature panoramic views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano through grand picture windows which allow you to soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting.
The Tarawera area allows guests to partake in a number of unforgettable experiences such as an exhilarating twilight helicopter flight over the lake to Mount Tarawera. Once atop the summit enjoy the panoramic views and the breath-taking scenery of the surrounding area. You can also speed across the crystal clear waters, to Te Rata Bay to indulge in a revitalising soak in the blissfully warm waters of Lake Tarawera’s very own hot water beach and natural thermal hot pool.
Renowned for its fine dining and exciting excursions, Solitaire Lodge provides a total luxury New Zealand experience that will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.
Visit solitairelodge.co.nz to learn more about the Tarawera area or the offerings at Solitaire Lodge.