Treetops Estate to Plate philosophy,  means most of the dishes created by the dedicated team of chefs feature ingredients reared or grown on this vast estate and near 100% pesticide free. These include world-class game and trout and also highlight estate-grown fruit and vegetables plus unique native herbs from the forest. Also offered is a superb wine cellar of New Zealand and world wines, with expert advice on making the best possible matches.

Every morning our Executive Chef sources the best organically-grown vegetables, fruits and herbs from the kitchen garden and meets with our resident gamekeeper to select seasonal game and fish; to these are added our unique, freshly gathered native herbs and flavorings from the surrounding wilderness. By late morning Chef is at his desk, crafting dishes to the preferred tastes of that night’s guests. The menus are European contemporary, using simple techniques to bring out clear, fresh flavours that change with the seasons.

Whether you are an avid gardener or an avid eater you are welcome to join one of our kitchen or garden professionals in the kitchen garden and orchard to select vegetables and fruits for the day’s menu.

Herbs, salads and vegetables even our Manuka Honey are organically grown there, providing delicious seasonal produce. A small selection of fruit trees has been planted for harvesting in season and optional activities involve accompanied hunting for wild produce in our forest and then returning to learn how best to use these.

Our Kitchen Garden and Orchard are both a particular delight for young guests at Treetops. They are encouraged get their arms full or their hands dirty as they gather, dig and plant under supervision


Breakfast is served when you wish to rise. You may join us in the conservatory for a relaxed gourmet breakfast of seasonal fruits, preserves, pastries, local fine cheeses, homemade muesli, followed by a tempting fresh free range omelette, or select from a wide range of local produce for a traditional cooked breakfast. Or you may decide to watch the day unfold in the privacy of your Treetops villa, or enjoy breakfast on your secluded patio overlooking the majestic Treetops forest.

Freshly brewed coffee, a selection of infused teas and juices are also offered from our kitchen.

We endeavour to supply organic and free range produce where possible and endeavour to source produce locally, and from our own Treetops vegetable garden and orchard.

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Breakfast at Treetops Lodge
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