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.