If you're in the mood for pampering your significant other in absolute luxury this Valentine's Day, then beautiful Treetops Lodge could be just the ticket. Located within easy driving distance of both Rotorua and Lake Taupo, Treetops offers the ultimate in world class luxury accommodation amidst magnificent native forests and valleys, making for a uniquely New Zealand experience.
You can also rest assured that you won't be crowded in, as the lodge is nestled within breathtaking terrain - think 2,500 acres of secluded native forest and game reserve, with seven trout streams, four lakes, over 70 kilometres of hiking trails, mountain bike tracks and plenty to explore on horseback, too. It's definitely the perfect spot to fall in love again and fall in love with nature, as you sip a cold Chardonnay and gaze out over the Mamaku Plateau, where over a dozen lakes lie amongst rugged hills, cloaked in primeval forest, and still less than an hour's drive from Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand. Spot deer and buffalo in the lowlands, and unique native birds on the forested slopes, carrying one of the numerous picnic options available, ranging from Chef´s packed sandwich lunch through to an exclusive lunch for two at Bridal Veil Falls. Other popular picnic spots are Daydream and Kokako Heights.
Lastly, there are three choices for accommodation, and I recommend The Villas, which are within a stroll or golf buggy ride to the Lodge and come with a spa bath and fireplace.
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Editorial by Helene Ravlich