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  Ariari Lodge, Lake Rotorangi
505A Aorere Road, R.D.19 Eltham, Ararata, 4399
Nature and Culture Come Together for a Luxury New Zealand Experience

There is no other place in New Zealand that brings to together the unique experience of nature, culture, hospitality and luxury. This is the real Kiwi experience, the living experience of postcards and brochures that promote the green, clean country and the friendly people who make your visit come to life. Ariari Lodge is the complete solution to all your event, function, corporate and wedding needs. We are able to take the stress out of organising an event and provide a complete package; this may include catering, marque hire, PA systems, business equipment, photography … the list goes on. The friendly and professional team at Ariari Lodge will ensure that all your requirements are met.


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Room Type Rate Details No of People Rate
Adults Children
(3-12 yrs)
Kereru Chalet 2 Night Minimum.. $275
Ruru Chalet 2 Night Minimum.. $275
Makomako Chalet 2 Night Minimum.. $275
Kahu Chalet 2 Night Minimum $300
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Property Details


Property Description
Ariari Luxury Lodge, Lake Rotorangi

> Luxury Chalets and Rooms: The Ariari Lodge Homestead and Lake View Chalets are designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. Revitalise and re-energise with a relaxing stay
> Accommodation Packages: Whether your after excitement, pampering or relaxation, our accommodation packages will ensure that you have an experience to tell all your friends about
> Weddings and Functions: Ariari lodge delivers exceptional surroundings, accommodation and services to ensure that your special day is one to be remembered.
> Conferences and Corporates: Relax and let us take care of the details. Whether for a private business conference, team building exercise or public event, Ariari Lodge has the amenities and services to ensure success.
> Activities: From sitting and enjoying the views and sounds of native birds to kayaking the glassy waters, there is a wide range of activities to be experienced in a remarkable wilderness paradise.

Property Facilities
Complimentary use of kayaks, spa pool, bush walks, complimentary in room DVD's. Satellite broadband available at Lodge (to check email - with your laptop.)

Room Facilities
4 self contained, fully furnished and carpeted, 2 brm chalets - each with kitchens including gas hob, microwave, electric fry pan and your own barbeque on your verandah - allowing you to self cater.

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Car Parking
Carparking outside your chalet or the Lodge homestead. No long vehicles or boats or trailers on the main lodge driveway please. These can be parked at the bottom of our driveway near the Gatehouse.

Payment Policy
We prefer eftpos - Visa, Mastercard available also $NZ cash.

Cancellation Policy
25% non refundable deposit is required.
If cancelled within two weeks prior to your stay one night tariff ; full tariff payable if cancelled within 2 days prior or 2 weeks prior to the weekends of Easter, Labour weekend, Queens Birthday or 25 December to 2 January inclusive.

We accept postponements (if an alternate booking is made at the time of postponement) and deposits paid will be transferred at our discretion.

Child Policy
Our secluded haven is best suited to couples or singles with an appreciation of natural beauty.

Location / Distances
We are only:

20 mins drive from Eltham
35 mins drive from Stratford
40 mins drive from Hawera
One hour drive from New Plymouth

Directions to Property
This unique and secluded retreat is within an hours drive from New Plymouth city and airport, or simply park the helicopter out front!

From Auckland or North - drive S to Te Kuiti and continue south on SH3. Turn L on to SH3A approx 10kms N of New Plymouth (this is well signposted after Waitara turnoff and has a designated L lane) and at Inglewood you re- join SH3 and drive south through Stratford to Eltham.
From Wellington or South - drive N on SH1 to Sanson and turn L on to SH3 and drive N through Wanganui & Hawera to Eltham.

For guests considering travelling via the Forgotten World Highway - please be aware this is a slower and scenic route and therefore not recommended if just driving from A to B.

At Eltham township on SH3 - turn into King Edward St at the library (this joins to become Rawhitiroa Rd) and drive east approx 15 kms. Turn R into Aorere Rd - this is signposted. Drive 5 kms to the end of this partly gravel road and follow signs to check in at Ariari Lodge.

GPS co-ordinates:
S39deg 26.902
E174deg 28.298

For guests staying in chalets - we recommend that our guests shop for grocery supplies prior to their arrival at the Lodge. New World supermarket is located on Regan St, Stratford and there are a number of supermarkets in Hawera and New Plymouth with a Four Square only in Eltham.

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