Local Activities

Wildwood Lodge is situated on State Highway 30, approximately 25 minutes from Rotorua central, 15 minutes from Rotorua Airport and 45 minutes from Whakatane. The Lodge is nestled on the shores of Lake Rotoehu, one of a cluster of lakes in the area. It is where, in 1823, Hongi Hika and his warriors paddled and dragged their canoes to fight the Arawa people on Lake Rotorua. A delightful, short 45 minute walk through Hongi's Track, amongst native bush, replicating part of the journey, is only a few hundred meters from the Lodge.

Hinehopu Golf Club, is a two minute drive from your luxury Rotorua lodge and is available to green fee players. It is a delightful country course surrounded by magnificent bush and high bluffs.

Soda Springs is a totally natural, very basic thermal spring which is a two minute drive from the Lodge. The water has wonderful therapeutic qualities and is regularly used by locals and visitors.

Whakatane township, situated on the East Coast is a 45 minute drive from Wildwood Lodge, and is a delightful day trip offering miles of sandy beaches and some of the finest salt water fishing in New Zealand. It is renowned for it’s Yellowfin Tuna and Marlin fishing during the summer months. Your host is a former record holder at the local game club, and guest entry can be arranged.

Numerous rivers are within easy reach of the Lodge, either by 4WD or helicopter. Rotorua has been granted the World Fly Fishing Championships twice, the only city in New Zealand to hold this honour. This is a testament to the areas’ trout fishing. Your host is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides' Assn and has forty years' trout fishing experience in the area. We offer remote river fishing excursions for both the novice and experienced angler. See Rotorua Trout Safaris Ltd.

White Island is an active volcano thirty miles off the East Coast of New Zealand. Helicopter flights operate scheduled daily services to the Island and a pickup can be arranged from the landing pad at the Lodge for no extra charge, which is en route from Rotorua.

One of the worlds’ finest sporting clay ranges is situated at the end of our lake and is just a short drive from the Lodge. It offers an exciting fifty bird shoot on a totally private estate and is a unique experience. Allow half a day.

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Central Rotorua Activities

Rotorua is host to almost two million visitors per year and is known for its geothermal activity, bubbling mud pools, geysers and thermal springs. It is also the ancestral home of the Arawa tribe, and associated Maori cultural activities which are available to the visiting public.

Numerous lake walks, with durations from half an hour to a full day are within a 30 minute drive, but by travelling a little further there are some wonderful full day river and bush walks. All offer exceptional scenery amongst native bush, few people, and are well marked.

Other attractions include the world famous Agrodome, Hangi (Maori feast), trout springs, bungi jumps, horse treks, sky diving, river rafting and a luge. In fact, Rotorua has everything one would expect to find in New Zealand, with the exception of snow.

Personally escorted tours for sightseeing, shopping and bushwalking can be arranged. Further information on Rotorua is available on the official website

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