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A Perfect Venue in Rotorua


Lakes Lodge Okataina

Of all the scenic reserves in the Rotorua District, Lake Okataina must surely rank as one of the loveliest.

Lakes Lodge Okataina
is nestled on the shores of Lake Okataina and surrounded by 4,500 hectares of native bush, only 18 minutes from Rotorua Airport.

Driving to our Rotorua lodge is an experience in itself.

Situated approximately 31 kilometres from Rotorua, Lakes Lodge Okataina is reached by travelling from Rotorua along the main Whakatane highway, passing en route the Hells Gate thermal area.

Shortly after passing Hells Gate, the shoreline of Rotoiti, you will reach Ruato Bay. Turn right here into the scenic reserve. As you drive through the green tunnel of trees, towards our hidden Rotorua accommodation, you’ll find yourself relaxing already!

Seven kilometres on you’ll reach Lake Okataina, a sparkling gem surrounded by white sand beaches and a backdrop of forest-clad hills. Lakes Lodge Okataina will be visible ahead.



Boutique, intimate, secluded weddings overlooking picturesque Lake Okataina.


Escape the constrictions of the city and breathe in the creativity.

Private Events

Birthdays, reunions, group getaways, the list goes on. We cater to all private parties.


Everything the stag wants and needs, all in one perfectly secluded location.

Restaurant & Bar

With spectacular views, our restaurant seats up to 130 guests and can hold up to 160 guests in a cocktail setting.


Our hotel style rooms with lake views can accommodate all your guests, friends, family and work colleagues.


Breathtaking Location

Situated on the shores of Lake Okataina and surrounded by 4,500 hectares of native bush, Lakes Lodge Okataina enjoys almost total seclusion, as the only habitation on the edge of the lake. The perfect location for your next Rotorua conference, or wedding.

Each of our accommodation rooms offers modern furnishings and quality facilities. Nestled in the bush, each unit boasts either superb views of the glistening blue lake or a native bush outlook.

Our Rotorua lodge is also an ideal conference or meeting venue. Our picturesque location, just half an hour from Rotorua boasts plenty of space for large groups, with team building activities available onsite.



Stay & Relax

Lake Okataina’s stunning location also makes us the perfect venue for your Rotorua wedding. We have plenty of location options and have the expertise to ensure that each and every wedding at Lakes Lodge Okataina is unique.

Book out the whole lodge and host your wedding reception here also. You can sing and dance the night away at our secluded Rotorua party venue, with everything from meals and drinks, to accommodation taken care of. Our venue is great for birthday parties, family reunions, Christmas parties and more!

We also do Fishing Charters, Lake Charters and can take care of all your conferencing requirements.


Contact Lakes Lodge Today

Contact our friendly team today and start discussing your stay with us.

Call Us

021 229 0398

Email Us

Conference & Events: [email protected]

General Enquiries: [email protected]

Weddings Enquiries: [email protected]

Find Us

692 Lake Okataina Road, Rotoiti, Rotorua

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