Timber-and-stone lodge and villas with an impressive array of outdoor activities (horseback riding, archery, kayaking), surrounded by a 2,500-acre nature reserve on Rotorua’s Volcanic Plateau.
Stats: 4 rooms; 8 villas; 1 restaurant; 1 bar.
Rooms to Book: A villa, for its secluded forest setting.
Insider Tip: Hearing a local Maori chief tell stories and legends by the fire in the library.
Cost: Doubles from $937, including meals.
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Top 25 Hotels | T+L 500 2009