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This unique, personal encounter with Treetops gamekeepers and specialist wild food chefs on this 2500-acre year-round lush wilderness estate, is our newest experience for lodge guests. The ‘Estate to Plate’ 4WD safari commences with a tour of our kitchen gardens. View the 100% pesticide free and organic heritage varieties of indigenous and seasonal vegetables; native spinach (tetragonia), kumera, fresh turmeric, wasabi, native cress, and an abundance of fruit trees. Guests are encouraged to try garden produce, respectfully picking what they wish to taste. Next visit is the Manuka honey aviaries producing wild native comb honey of exceptional flavour, and then to the estate tour of wild deer; red, fallow, sika, wapiti (elk) and water buffalo, wild pig, sheep, rabbit, pheasant, partridge, geese, duck, rainbow and brown trout. The safari concludes with the option of a half day on site Wild Food Cooking School commencing with native ingredient gathering in the pristine wilderness of Treetop’s 800-year-old forest.

Or 'tramping' as it is known in New Zealand is a popular pastime and one that can be enjoyed on many levels at Treetops. Simply walk out the door and you're at the trailhead of over 50km of walking tracks through the forest of the estate. There are also a wide range of walks around the lakes surrounding Rotorua and the Central North Island - including the Tongariro Crossing, which has been consistently voted the top one-day walk in New Zealand.

Horseback riding is an incomparable way to view the estate. Our specialized horses cater for all types of riders from beginning to experienced and even children. With 100% safety certified New Zealand Stock Saddles, let our experienced horseman and favorite "Kaumatua" Diddy, lead you on the "Best 2 to 3 hour ride in New Zealand!".  Enjoy his knowledge and humor while you blaze new trails that wind through the native bush and open grasslands and into the wildlife center of the estate.

The Rotorua region is one of the world’s great mountain biking destinations. Whakarewarewa Forest, only 15 minutes drive from Treetops, has over 300km of dedicated mountain bike tracks. There is also several trails on the Treetops Estate that are ideal for biking, and we have mountain bikes available for you to use.

Hunting at Treetops is all about quality of trophies taken in the field. With 2,500 acres of picturesque, native bush and clearings, a spot and stalk type of hunting applies. We have five species of deer, pigs and a healthy population of free range pheasants to harvest each year. Visit
to read more about hunting at Treetops.

The presence of four lakes and more than 60 rivers on the 2,500 acres estate makes Treetops an ideal fishing destination.
Treetops offers world-class fly fishing with some of the country’s top guides. We have a diverse range of waters available to us and with your guide you will fish some of the most beautiful areas in the country boasting some of the best year-round brown and rainbow trout fishing in the world. For anglers wishing to enjoy boat and fly fishing in the Rotorua region, Treetops offers daily guided fishing ventures with experienced, professional guides, whether it be by 4WD or helicopter.
For more information about Fishing at Treetops and in Rotorua, please download our Fishing Information Sheet.

A real physical and mental challenge: try and practice archery and find a new way to measure your focus ability. Let our Treetop Archery Expert talk you through and take you step by step in this new journey or simply share your previous experiences and receive a few tips to improve your skills with the arch.

    Flyfishing excursion by helicopter to a river
    Flyfishing excursion by helicopter to a river hiking
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